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Sunday Snapshot: Balinese Offering

I arrived in Bali at night. When I woke the next morning, I found a little basket made of palm leaves containing flowers, food and incense on the door step of my villa. By lunch the food had been half eaten by birds, cats and dogs. By mid-afternoon the little basket had been pretty much […]

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Bondi to Bronte: Sculptures by the Sea

No trip to Sydney is complete without tackling the Bondi to Bronte walk. And by tackling I mean; be prepared to dodge the masses of other people you’ll be guaranteed to encounter. The walkway is a popular spot for the locals out jogging or walking their dogs and can get quite narrow in some spots. But […]

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Laneways: the Lifeblood of Melbourne

If the Bourke Street Mall is the heart of Melbourne, then the laneways and arcades are the arteries and veins that carry lifeblood throughout the city. Melbourne’s laneways are synonymous with the city’s reputation for arts and culture. From random characteristic street art to mysterious local drinking holes (bars), there is so much to discover […]

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Brisvegas does Breakfast…

…And does it well! So well in fact that its worth the wait you’re guaranteed to get on a weekend. With year round good weather, Brisbanites love to get out and about, especially in the morning before the day gets too hot. It’s a social thing. As anyone who’s travelled to Australia knows, it can […]

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Visual Journey: Balinese Temples

Many know Bali for the surfing, party lifestyle and nightlife of Kuta. I personally was relieved to discover Bali has a very strong cultural and religious side, with Hinduism being the predominant religion on the island. Bali is also known for being “the land of a thousand temples”. There are so many, it would take too […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

After a long cab ride in searing heat and feeling extremely jet lagged from a fourteen hour flight, we pulled up in front of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque only to find its grandeur blanketed in a cloud of mist. As we approached the mosque the intricate marble mosaic courtyard, gold encrusted columns and Swarovski […]

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