Category Archives: Travel

Where I am, where I go and where I’ve been.

Why you should visit the Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver is blessed with a world class Aquarium. This is a personal opinion but I’ve been to aquariums in Monaco, London (England) and Sydney and the one here in Stanley Park is not only comparable but I give it high … Continue reading

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The Sylvia Hotel – A Vancouver icon

I love to visit and write about exotic places but I’m lucky that exotic doesn’t always have to mean far from home. Just down the street from where I live is the historic Sylvia Hotel. Built in 1912 and draped … Continue reading

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Funny how life works

Yesterday I drove to the Okanagan to spend time with a friend and her family on Okanagan Lake. As it turned out I couldn’t stay. I had to make a new plan which at first was one big frustration and … Continue reading

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Fare thee well Sydney

Tomorrow I fly home to beautiful Vancouver. I miss it so much but still it will be hard to say goodbye to Sydney. Its a wonderful combination of new and old architecture and highlighted by Sydney Harbour and smiling faces … Continue reading

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Lets drive to Toronto II

This was the title of a previous post that talked about the large distances between cities in Australia similar to Canada. But as tourists we of course have no clue. So today on the way to the fabulous Hunter Valley, … Continue reading

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Today at Manly

Its good to be back in Sydney! Linda and Sarah took me to Manly Beach…a perfect place for a sunny day. Sunshine, fish and chips, a walk on the beach and watching surfers…all great for lovely day and for getting … Continue reading

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Selamat Tinggal Bali

In a few hours I will be on board Virgin Australia to Sydney. I will be welcomed by early morning (overnight flight), cooler temperatures and my good friend Linda. Its not so bad saying goodbye to Bali because I believe … Continue reading

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How to stay cool in Bali

Just find yourself a good dirt pile. Dig down until you find the cool dirt below and nestle in for a nap!

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Tenganan the Ancient Village

The morning we left Candi Dasa, Tracy, Wendy and Kutam (I am sure I am spelling his name completely wrong..please forgive me) our guide headed to Tenganan as its renowned for retaining its ancient ways and its crafts. Its actually … Continue reading

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1000 Years

How do you celebrate 1000 years? With everyone of course! The temple across from the lagoon by the ashram reached that milestone last week and it seemed everyone in Candi Dasa came out for the ceremonies. Even during my early … Continue reading

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