Arrival in Saigon vietnam
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Arriving in Vietnam - Ho-Chi-Minh-City - Sim Cards - Money exchange - Taxi scams

Arriving in Vietnam can be a daunting experience for anyone who's never been to Asia before. Where to get a local sim-card, where to change currency into Vietnamese Dong, and how not to be scammed in a taxi. I have been to Hong Kong, Bangkok,…

Wedding photography tips for beginners

Wedding photography tips for beginners - 2019 update Wedding photography tips for beginners. How to photograph your first wedding. I wrote this article in 2013. Many things have changed since then; especially when it comes to gear, but…
Cheap golf courses in Sydney
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Cheap golf courses in Sydney

I'm on a budget now, so finding cheap golf courses in Sydney is not driven simply by curiosity, but rather a necessity. It will be interesting to see what I can get for just a few bucks. I watched a couple of YouTube videos and found out that…
National Cherry Festival - Young
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National Cherry Festival - Young - 2018

The cherry season in Australia lasts usually from the middle of November until the end of December. The epicenter of the Australian cherry growing area is Young, NSW. And the most important day in Young's calendar is the Annual National Cherry…
cherry picking young nsw
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Cherry Picking in Young NSW

For someone who likes cherries more than any other fruit, it took me a long time to visit the mecca of cherry-picking - Young in NSW. It is a bit of a drive from Sydney; about 4 hours, but this time we combined the trip with a visit to a beach…
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St Kilda - Melbourne - Victoria

I've heard many stories about St Kilda. That it was a very hip and fashionable seaside suburb of Melbourne; that it was a seedy part of Melbourne with sleazy bars and junkies; that it was a place with some of the most palatial homes of Melbourne.…
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Docklands - Melbourne - Victoria - where is everyone?

Docklands in Melbourne has become a home to thousands of Melbournians, not to mention tourists like myself. I managed to score a very nice unit in one of the many, many high rise buildings that sprung up in that area over the last decade or…
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Ballarat - Victoria - a sleepy town with a turbulent past

Ballarat in Victoria must be one of the prettiest towns I have recently visited. The manicured lawns, the tranquil lake in the middle of the town, the black swan. I think I could easily live there. It is close enough to a large city and it looks…
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Canberra - city of politics and memorials

I guess the politics and war memorials go hand in hand. It's a sad reality. I walked down from the war memorial to the parliament house. Only had a very limited amount of time in Canberra and tried to see as much as I could. I've been to…