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Cruising tips – saving $ and travel light

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Vietnam – travel cost summary

Back in February when I was arranging our holiday to Vietnam, I wrote of The cost of an organised tour vs Independent Travel. The holiday has now been completed and we are home, while we were away I kept track as much as possible on what we spent. All accommodation included a cooked breakfast, free wifi … Continue reading

Miegunyah House Museum – Historic House

So after the zombie mannequins at Beenleigh Historic Village, I was pretty sure that a visit to Wolston House was going to be your standard, run of the mill historic house. For the most part, I was right, however visiting Wolston House will remain memorable for a couple of reasons, but I’ll come to those shortly. First […]

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Wolston House – But oh, the gift shop!

So after the zombie mannequins at Beenleigh Historic Village, I was pretty sure that a visit to Wolston House was going to be your standard, run of the mill historic house. For the most part, I was right, however visiting Wolston House will remain memorable for a couple of reasons, but I’ll come to those shortly. First … Continue reading

The cost of an Organised Tour vs Independent Travel (Vietnam)

We decided to book a trip from Easter through 1 May to take in the public holidays here in Australia.  Success – leave approved from 14th April to 1 May inclusive! Where to then?  Robert’s had a hankering for Vietnam and I thought, why not?!  Its cheap and the food is great.  Its well geared … Continue reading

Zombie Mannequins at Beenleigh Historic Village

A couple of weekends back Mum and I visited the Beenleigh Historic Village which is a small collection of old buildings from the area that have been collated into a village like environment. We arrived near opening and found a park on the street, and there were also plenty of spaces available in the carpark. … Continue reading

Top 10 reasons to love Dunedin

So during the 7 weeks I was working in Dunedin, I found a bunch to reasons to love and visit this great southern city.  Here are my top 10 in no particular order (well except maybe the first one 🙂 ) 1 the food Sorry Auckland but the most part, the food in Dunedin has been … Continue reading

Getting a shuttle to/from Dunedin airport – and the police…

Dunedin Airport is around 30km from the city of Dunedin and it’s probably one of the few international airports (I’m guessing) that doesn’t have a cheap public transport option to get you from the airport to the city or back again. While I’ve been working in Dunedin for the last 3 weeks I have been … Continue reading

Skagway, Alaska – Gold rush town & walking tour (part 2)

So as I mentioned in part 1, Skagway is a very pretty gold rush down in Alaska that is a popular cruise ship port.  While most people do excursions from the ship there is actually plenty to do in town if you decide to do it on your own like we did. There is free wi-fi … Continue reading

RIP Socks…

As I have mentioned before, I can’t stand waste… and when one sock dies, it seems a shame to throw out its mate. What I do, is keep the good sock, match it with another individual one and then take the newly matched pair on one last holiday (because usually they are close to the … Continue reading

Cheap-skate business travel

I hate waste – food, money, time – it all drives me nuts. In the last month or so I have taken two trips to work in Auckland. Typically my colleagues stay in a serviced apartment, but the choice is ours, as long as we stay within a reasonable budget. As an experiment, I decided … Continue reading

Hong Kong Park, Zoo and Botanical Gardens

After visiting Kowloon Park at the beginning of our trip, we visited  Hong Kong Park, Zoo and Botanical Gardens on our last day. Hong Kong Park, although not as big as Kowloon Park, provides a nice diversion from the hussle of Hong Kong city.  There are again plenty of places to sit and watch the people go … Continue reading

Havelock North – touring by bike

This week, I am working for a few days in Havelock North.  For the geographically challenged, its a small town near the slightly larger small towns of Napier and Hastings in the sunny Hawkes Bay (for the even more geographically challenged, east coast, North Island of New Zealand). On this spectacularly warm, sunny, late autumn … Continue reading

Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

Kowloon Park was just a short walk from our hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.  The park itself is large and made up of a number of distinct areas you can explore.  From the sculpture park where we sat and watched people doing tai chi to a public swimming pool, children’s playground and even a free … Continue reading

Octopus & the MTR in Hong Kong – traveller info

First up, if you are a senior, yay you! You get really cheap public transport in Hong Kong, you don’t need to be a resident, you just need to be over 60 to qualify. No idea about fares for kids – you are on your own to find out that info. Otherwise hopefully the rest … Continue reading

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