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Christmas Tree Day: Celebrating Family Holiday Traditions

My globe Christmas decoration

My family has many traditions around Christmas. From singing carols on Christmas Eve, to the extended family lunch, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without them. Putting up the Christmas tree is my favourite of all of our family traditions. Each year, on the first Sunday of December, we get together, pull out the Christmas Tree … Continue reading Christmas Tree Day: Celebrating Family Holiday Traditions

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Walking the Heysen Trail: Cobbler Hill to Cape Jervis

Looking over to Kangaroo Island from Fishery Beach

Early on a Saturday morning, I met up with a group of friends and we drove just over ninety minutes south of Adelaide to the coastal town of Cape Jervis. Our plan was to walk the first section of the Heysen Trail, a long distance hiking trail named in honour of Hans Heysen, a famous … Continue reading Walking the Heysen Trail: Cobbler Hill to Cape Jervis

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Where to buy the Paris Museum Pass

Where to buy the Paris Museum Pass

If you’re heading to the City of Light this July, you might have heard of the Paris Museum Pass – a multi-day pass giving you entry (and in some places the ability to bypass the queues) to more than sixty museums, art galleries, and monuments in and around Paris. While you can buy it online, … Continue reading Where to buy the Paris Museum Pass

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A Day Out At Monarto Zoo

A Day Out At Monarto Zoo

It’s usually a spur of the moment decision to visit Monarto Zoo. It starts with an hour-long road trip through the Adelaide Hills along the South Eastern Freeway, past rolling hills and farmland, and ends with finding yourself at the gates of one of the largest open range zoos in the world.

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Simple Pleasures

Over the past few days, I’ve been reading Lessons from Madame Chic, a book about author Jennifer L Scott’s study abroad trip to Paris, and the habits and traditions upheld by her French host family which she has brought into her everyday life. Lessons from Madame Chic got me thinking about my own school exchange … Continue reading Simple Pleasures

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A Night of Illuminations

A Night Of Illuminations

It was getting close to 10PM, the summer air had cooled and I pulled my scarf closer around me as we joined the people gathered in front of the Art Gallery of South Australia. The normally brown facade was changing. A blue bird perched itself on a rock, peered at us, and then flew off, … Continue reading A Night of Illuminations

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Hello February!

Hello February!

Where did January go?! Every year it seems that time speeds up and each month flashes by faster than the last one. Now January has disappeared in a haze of summer holidays and February is already upon us! Time to make some plans for this month. I never do well with following up on my … Continue reading Hello February!

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Climbing Ta Keo Temple

At the bottom of the daunting second flight of stairs at Ta Keo

Don’t like heights? Then Ta Keo might not be the temple for you! One of the Angkor temples near Siem Reap, what most captured my attention during my visit to Ta Keo was the stairs that visitors must climb in order to reach the top of the pyramid-like temple. I love the challenge of climbing to the tops of hills and belltowers and Ta Keo offered me another!

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Guide to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

The dancer's pavilion

I wasn’t sure what to expect from my visit to the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, as it was my first visit to a palace outside of Europe.

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How to be a bad blogger

How to be a bad blogger

Over the past year, I haven’t been a very good blogger. Blogging regularly should be easy for me. I have hundreds of random ideas, half-drafted stories, and almost-finished blog posts stored away on my computer. I should be sharing with you about my struggle to get to Neuschwanstein Castle, or how falling in love with the Loire Valley inspired me to learn French, or the time I went inside the magma chamber of an Icelandic volcano, but this irrational fear I have doesn’t let me.

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Travelling the world … one castle at a time