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A city built on pearls

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | Views [1033]

So the Kimberleys were ruled out for me and I didn’t want to dwell on it. The decision was made, I had to move on. Destination Broome, and along the way, I figured I could still see a few things, like the towns of Wyndham or Derby at both ends of ... Read more >

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Gallery: Kimberley

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Diamond plane

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | Views [2203] | Comments [1]

On the morning of March 3 rd 1942, Russian WWI ace Ivan Smirnov took off from Bandung on the island of Java, at that time part of the Dutch East Indies. Just before leaving, he was handed a small package wrapped in brown paper, with the instructions ... Read more >

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A gift horse's mouth

Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | Views [809]

In this part of Australia, the beaten path is quite clear. It's the one and only main road and everything you want to see is somewhere off that road, sometimes a hundred kilometres out or more. And that’s where my problem starts, since a large majority ... Read more >

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Rock Art

Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | Views [1150] | Comments [1]

Kakadu National Park enjoys the rare distinction of being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site both for its flamboyant wildlife and rich vegetation, and for its unique aboriginal heritage. There are literally dozens of rock art sites throughout ... Read more >

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Top End’s tropical vegetation

Sunday, 5 Aug 2007 | Views [1302]

Before visiting a place, I love to read about it. It helps me understand what I see when I’ve got it under my nose. Well, at least a little bit. I had read in the Lonely Planet that this part of Australia, being so close to the equator, enjoyed tropical ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors

Gallery: Kakadu

Sunday, 5 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

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From waterfalls to rockholes

Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Views [681]

Monday morning, the road is mine. Not for long though. Barely 20 km out of town, I had to turn around because of a minor electrical problem. Despite being overwhelmed by customers, the guys at Traveller’s Auto Barn did a great job in finding and ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, relaxation

Gallery: Litchfield

Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

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A change of name perhaps?

Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | Views [672] | Comments [1]

When he learnt that Captain John Lort Stokes from the Beagle , a former shipmate, had named a beautiful bay in northern Australia by his name, evolutionist Charles Darwin must have been quite flattered. It was back in 1839, and the name was Port ... Read more >

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One of the two outside the States

Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | Views [814] | Comments [2]

Well, this definitely woke the air fan in me up. There is a B-52 in Darwin! At the Australian Aviation Heritage Center to be more precise. It became instantly the goal of my day, since I had never seen such a monster. I had seen the results of B-... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sightseeing

Gallery: Darwin

Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Yet another mean of transportation

Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Views [1694] | Comments [1]

After starting my trip in April of last year by a short flight to Istanbul, I alternated means of transportation. First the bus, then the boat or the occasional train. Along the way, I sat on a saddle. Of a horse first, for a few days of pure bliss ... Read more >

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