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Trip: Half way round the world

There are [27] stories from my trip: Half way round the world


CYPRUS | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | Views [1256]

At the beginning of our trip ‘half way around the world’, we stopped in Cyprus.   It seems to have been a little step on the path to Australia, with the giant of India in our sights, but looking   back in time,   from my armchair, it ... Read more >

Tags: albert, art, beaches, coffee, forests, t a j, temples

Gallery: Cyprus

CYPRUS | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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I volunteered for the wolf’s den

INDIA | Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | Views [2037]

The two men jumped out of thin air, smiling, gesturing, waving an exotic smell under my nose, and I was hooked. I had a list of ‘musts’ to experience in India. Some call this being a tourist. I’m going to see something I’ve heard about, ... Read more >

Tags: scams, t a j

The Sunshine Coast?

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [1158]

It rained for 24 hours! It was a good test for out tent. It leaked a little down one of the seams, but it says on the ‘problems and solutions’ tag attached to the tent (I love modern stuff) that we just have to spray tent sealer on it (available at ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, driving tour, rain

Training Tips for Traveling

WORLDWIDE | Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [1627]

(This is a preview of a soon to be updated post about training  for my  training blog .   All feedback is useful! Thanks) We live on the road. We’re constantly going on trips and I need to find ways to maintain my training.  ... Read more >

Tags: exercise, hiking, meditation, qigong

Conversations on the road

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Views [1707]

March 08 (On the way to Noosa) or otherwise entitles 'How to generate hate mail/male' Tiffany - All cars should have a little digital sign on them, saying what they are doing. Albert - Most of them would say 'I'm going to the shops, my husband earns ... Read more >

Tags: humour, on the road, planes, relationships

The centre of the city

LUXEMBOURG | Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Views [905]

Expectations Every new place we go to seems to have to be seen through the eyes of our expectations. We go carrying the idea that it’ll be the best part of our trip, or something a friend said about the great cocktails in the bar on the ... Read more >

Tags: autumn, castle

The Heart of the Golden City

INDIA | Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | Views [4084] | Comments [2]

Jaisalmer The Vision I was sitting in meditation. I was practicing a technique whereby one paints the symbols that they see in their minds eye. One of the visions I saw, and painted, was of a city, ablaze with gold. A desert ... Read more >

Tags: jains, meditation, religions

Qigong at Mapleton Falls

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [1325]

I love to do yoga and qigong outside. Its not just the fresh air that’s so beneficial, it’s the play of the environment on your senses. Last week we were visiting Mapleton Falls National Park . Its inland, between the Sunshine Coast ... Read more >

Tags: qigong, rainforests, yin and yang

Darwin and the slap in the face

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [1331]

I’ve been running. I admit it. I’ve been suffering the controversial ‘cultural cringe’ for most of my life. When the opportunity arrived to escape, I took it. I’ve been living abroad for 11 years. And I came back to a slap in the face. ... Read more >

Tags: relationships, responsibility

Gallery: Denmark

DENMARK | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Northern Territory

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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"Go and tell your people about it"

INDIA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [1304] | Comments [2]

‘Do not give beggar’s money. You are their biggest problem.’ As soon as I saw the sign, I walked right into the shop. The man behind the desk looked tough. He was a Sikh. (tell tale signs of turban, silver bracelet, beard) With my most ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, children, india, scams

Case study - 28 and suffering dreams of retiring

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [989]

What seems to be the problem? Actually, we’re really really busy. We’re working on several ideas to launch new careers   while simultaneously keeping our old jobs alive and feeding us. We’re also home schooling an 8 year old who suffers ... Read more >

Tags: relationships, retirement

Couples - How to choose a restaurant when on a relaxing holiday

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [764]

Or otherwise entitled, When nobody wants to take responsibility for the decision making process because I’m easy going and I don’t mind what I eat, but…. Put two indecisive people together, three streets of restaurants, a rather ... Read more >

Tags: dining, relationships

Byron Bay – the place of spontaneous hand stands

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [5195]

Strike me down, but it was a bit of a surprise.   There, on the beach, three different groups of men were throwing their legs into the air as lightly as any 6 year old girl. And I thought, well then, if they can, so can I. And voila.... Read more >

Tags: byron bay, camping, camping

Trains - vermin, new friends and SRK

INDIA | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [1161]

Rats! I was standing on the platform, and felt, rather than saw, the ground shifting beneath me. No, I wasn't the victim of any kind of drug taking (though we'd been warned about accepting drinks from strangers). On closer inspection, the shifting ... Read more >

Tags: india, sunrises, trains

Couples and tent erection

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [1728]

Is it just us, or does putting up a tent throw all of a couple’s communication problem’s into high relief? The best thing about camping is sitting down with a drink after completing the construction phase. Then, quite comfortably, sun ... Read more >

Tags: camping, relationships

Gallery: India

INDIA | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Interesting, never ending, devouring, isolating, addictive
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Gallery: Queensland, New South Wales

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

The highlights of our little camping trips
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