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How to rent an apartment in Hanoi for longer stay

When I first landed in Hanoi I had a booking.com hotel booked for 2 weeks. I figured I don't need more time to find an apartment in Hanoi. This turned out to be absolutely true. In fact, I could have had an apartment after only a couple of days,…
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Sapa Region Vietnam - Terrace Rice Fields

The Sapa region in North-West Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is located in the mountains of Lao Cai Province, close to China, about 300 kilometers from Hanoi. It is not hard to see why Sapa Regin is such a popular…
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Polanica Zdroj - Kudowa Zdroj - Duszniki Zdroj

It sounds like way too much traveling for one day, but all these little towns are very close to each other. They are all spa towns in Klodzko County, Lower Silesian. About 90 kilometers from Wroclaw. All these towns have a history spanning hundreds…
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A Stopover in Doha - Qatar

I think I have a new favorite airline now. QATAR Airways. I'm pretty sure they won some awards, and if they did, good on them. I like them because they are just good. New aircraft, the food is more than edible and the price can't be beat. Plus…
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…
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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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Carrington Falls and Missingham Lookout Trail

This place is about 130km from Sydney. Again, very easy drive all the way, with parking right at the start of the Missingham Lookout trail. It's also about 100m from the Carrington Falls. This is a very easy track, almost no hills, and no…
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Ahearn Lookout over Nattai River Valley

Nattai National Park is located about 100 km South West of Sydney. Near the town of Mittagong. The drive to the park was pretty easy, mostly freeway. The last 5 km was via a dirt road, but the road is well maintained and we had no issue with…
hiking mermaid pools tahmoor
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Mermaid Pools - Tahmoor

I'm starting to enjoy the walking. I didn't think I would; it always seemed to a bit mundane to me. I guess, walking around a block a few times would be mundane, but add a great location and suddenly the walks make sense. That is what I felt…