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Zombie Apocalypse? Attending the Brisbane Zombie Walk
Brisbane

Zombie Apocalypse? Attending the Brisbane Zombie Walk

Posted In: Australia | Destinations | Events
Zombie Walks are held around the world where people get to dress up as zombies.  We were able to attend the Brisbane Zombie Walk in 2016.  The Brisbane event allows participants to bring out their inner zombie while raising money for the Brain Foundation. If you weren't scared of clowns before, you will be now No matter how hard you might try to ignore the zombie phenomenon, zombies have become a big part of the sci-fi world.  From The Walking Dead to zombie apocalypse computer games, you will know someone who loves the[...]
Visiting Westfjords Stunning Dynjandi Waterfall
Westfjords

Visiting Westfjords Stunning Dynjandi Waterfall

Posted In: Destinations | Iceland
Iceland is famous for its picturesque scenery including glaciers, iceberg lakes and of course its numerous waterfalls.  While you are likely to have heard of famous waterfalls such as Gullfoss, Dettifoss and Skogafoss, you may not have heard of one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the country, Dynjandi Waterfall. Dynjandi is like no other waterfall in Iceland.  It is the first of seven waterfalls cascading one below the next.  Dynjani itself drops around 100 meters, resembling a bridal veil widening fr[...]
Ballestas Islands, Peru
Ballestas Islands

Ballestas Islands, Peru

Posted In: Destinations | Peru | Wildlife
The islands have been called the “poor man’s Galapagos”.  The Galapagos islands are on my bucket list and have been from when I first started my bucket list.  I love photographing wildlife so when I found out about the Ballestas Islands, it was a definite on our list for our trip to Peru. Getting There The Ballestas Islands are a small group of islands (some are rocky outcrops) located off the coast of Peru.  The islands are accessed from Paracas, a small resort town near Pisco.  Paracas is just over 290 km s[...]
Planning a trip to Peru
Peru

Peru – Planning our Trip

Posted In: Destinations | Peru
We had not travelled to South America when we ……. well I decided to travel to Peru.  Hiking the Inca Trail was a bucket list item for me so it was time to cross it off the list. So how did we plan on how to see the most of Peru that we could? What did we want to experience? I started researching what we would like to experience while in Peru – lots of Google searches, looking through tours that tour companies did, reading blog posts etc.   The list included (but obviously was not limited to) the following:[...]
Richmond
Richmond

St John’s Catholic Church, Richmond

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
St John’s Catholic Church, is found on the banks of the Coal River is located in Richmond Village, Tasmania.  The town is a popular destination for tourists.  It is located only 20 minutes from Hobart and is on the road to the historic Port Arthur site.  The beautiful town is also home to stunning Georgian architecture and the historical Richmond Bridge. The church is the oldest still-functioning Catholic Church in Australia, having opened on 31 December 1837.  It is considered Australia’s oldest C[...]
Butterflies in the Peruvian Amazon
Amazon

Butterflies in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted In: Destinations | Peru | Wildlife
After flying from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado we took a boat ride to the Madre de Dios area where we arrived at Cayman Lodge which was our home for two nights. On the following day, we took an eight hour hike through the jungle around the lodge including taking canoes out onto two lakes.  We were able to see amazing wildlife including monkey’s, birds and an anaconda. We were also greeted by some of the most beautiful butterflies I have ever seen.  Some of the butterflies came to say hello and landed on us while o[...]
Gay Pride Parade, Victoria
Victoria

Gay Pride Parade, Victoria

Posted In: Canada | Destinations | Events
In 2015 we were in Victoria, British Columbia for the Gay Pride Parade on 5 July.  Canada was in the grip of terrible forest fires while we were there so you notice that the photos are tinged by the smoke haze. Victoria, British ColumbiaVictoria is the capital of British Columbia in Canada.  It’s located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and has a population of just over 80,000.  Victoria is about 100 km or 60 miles from Vancouver.So as Victoria is on Vancouver Island, getting there is either by plane or[...]
Sacre Coeur
Paris

Sacre Coeur – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | France
Montmartre is a large hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district.  The Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church located at the summit of Montmartre.  The Sacré-Cœur was built between 1875 and 1914. The church has over 11 million visitors each year so it is usually very busy so be prepared for lots of people.  Photos are not allowed to be taken inside the church, but considering how beautiful it is outside, you will be able to take stunning images.[...]
St Maria Basilica
Rome

Santa Maria degli Angeli – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | Italy
The Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, also known as Santa Maria degli Angeli, is an ancient Roman bath converted into a church in the 16th century.  It was designed by Michelangelo. It is located on the Piazza della Repubblica, not far from the Termini train station. The site originally held the largest public baths in the city and were completed in 306.  However, over time these baths fell into ruin.  It was not until 1533 when a Cardinal acquired the site that it was used a[...]
The Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer – a must do in Canada

Posted In: Canada | Destinations
The Rocky Mountaineer is one of those iconic, bucket list adventures that many of us want to do.  We decided that we needed to check it off our bucket list and spent two extraordinary days on this stunning journey.There are four different train trips to pick from and choosing which only one was difficult. But based on the time we had, the Banff, via Kamloops (overnight) to Vancouver route was the perfect choice.Choosing a Service LevelOur first decision when booking our journey was which service level to choose. You have th[...]