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Fansipan Mountain near Sapa

Fansipan is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula hence its nickname "the Roof of Indochina". Its height is 3143 meters, which is about 1500 meters above Sapa. It's a very popular tourist destination from people around the world.…
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Pszczyna Castle

Pszczyna Castle lies in Southern Poland, close to the border with the Czech Republic. The first mention of that castle dates back to the 13th century. I really don't think that any part of this current castle is that old, but the history of…
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Moszna Castle in Upper Silesian Region

About 100 kilometers from Wroclas lies a small village of Moszna. There is very little to say about the village itself, however, the castle located in that small village is something worth writing about. It is one of the most beautiful castles…
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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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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…