South American Tucan tour starts with mossies and roommates

South American Tucan tour starts with mossies and roommates

I have been told once or twice before that I can be a bit of a princess. So I was determined that I would not...

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South America, the Tucan tour begins

South America, the Tucan tour begins

We departed Rio and joined a tour for 16 days around Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. As we left Rio, the rain set in. It was...

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Is there anyone who doesn’t know where Fukushima is now?

Is there anyone who doesn’t know where Fukushima is now?

It's already over a week since the earthquake, tsunami and news of a possible nuclear meltdown gripped the world. Who would have thought it possible...

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Japan’s Triple Tragedy

Japan’s Triple Tragedy

My thoughts are with the Japanese people at this time, I spent 2 years in Japan many years ago and it is still...

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The Beehive Hotel Rome

The Beehive Hotel Rome

The Beehive Hotel is a gem and I am a little hesitant to write about it, as it is already very popular....

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Sydney goes pop up!

Sydney goes pop up!

If you do not know what a pop up restaurant is by now you need to get with the program! Pop up shops, pop up...

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Rocinha favela, Rio’s largest shanty town

Rocinha favela, Rio’s largest shanty town

I did not want to leave Rio before visiting a favela (shanty town) as I mentioned in my earlier planning blog and...

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Mosquitoes, Malaria and Dengue fever in Brazil

Mosquitoes, Malaria and Dengue fever in Brazil

I spent a small fortune and a lot of time going to the doctors in the months prior to this South America trip, getting...

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Europe in September thanks to Webjet’s 24hr sale

Europe in September thanks to Webjet’s 24hr sale

I had been planning on booking tickets shortly for my September trip to Europe with my sister but when I received an email on Sunday...

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New Year’s Day in bohemian Santa Teresa

New Year’s Day in bohemian Santa Teresa

All the guide books say not to go to Rio's Centro (city centre) on the weekend, but if you want to check out some of Rio's bohemian, more...

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