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Diving & Snorkelling in Gili Air

March 5, 20124 Comments

One of my goals on this trip was to earn my PADI diving certificate and get in as many dives as possible as we touch on some of the worlds best dive sights. I had only tried diving once a good few years on a trip to Mexico.  While I enjoyed the experience, I was […]

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Bali to Gili Air

March 3, 20120 Comments

We’re back in Bali since our last visit three years ago. We’d never planned to come to Bali, on this particular trip.  However, the long range weather forecast for the Phillipines, our desired next stop, was not good at all.  So we were off to Indonesia to explore some different places, find a small island […]

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Singapore City Sights

February 25, 20122 Comments

Our Australasia antics completed and we headed towards Asia.  Our first stop was Singapore, which proved something of a surprise to both of us.  A vibrant city full of interesting culture and not the clinical and sterile stereotypical description you could be forgiven for imagining. Our journey to Singapore was with Jetstar.  The flight was perfectly adequate […]

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Waitangi to Auckland

February 15, 20120 Comments

Waitangi We’re glad we made it to Waitangi and saved our ‘Maori cultural experience’ until the end.  This post rounds off our New Zealand trip with our visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a drive down the Western Northland coast (I liked writing that compass phrase, not sure why) and then a few days in […]

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No place like Northlands, NZ

February 11, 20122 Comments

Our time in New Zealand is fast coming to a close, but we had just enough time to spend a couple of days in Northland to view the Bay of Islands and discover the site of the Waitangi Treaty We found a lovely private owned campsite at Sandspit about an hours drive through Auckland, it […]

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