Topic: Destinations

Tasmania: A hidden Australian gem

Summer is coming and the perfect time to visit this amazing place!

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Amazing facts about the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the greatest architectural achievements of the 20th century. The world famous building sits astride the Sydney Harbour, and is a major draw for tourists and travelers every year. This iconic landmark makes an impressive spectacle, whether you’re taking in a show or simply admiring the building itself. While you’re planning your Australia travel experience, take a few minutes to brush up on some of the building’s history, which is as interesting as the hall itself.

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Visiting Georgia’s Gergeti Trinity Church

Or…Cows on the highway

One of the most exciting things about visiting Georgia, other than the history, the people, the wine and the food…. are the mountains.

Coming from a country (Australia) that does not have a true mountain I was full of anticipation for the day trip to the North Caucuses to visit the famous Gergeti Trinity Church and the waterfall at Gveteti, not far from Georgia’s northern border with Russia.

The tour was arranged through and my driver and guide for the day was Ashot, who was also the transport manager for the company. Together we set off in a large, comfortable black Landcruiser.

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Staying at the Savoy Central Hotel Apartments – Dubai

I recently traveled through Dubai and had one night in the modern city.

I searched on-line and read reviews of several hotels, with my a weather eye on how good the internet  service was like (business dictates that when I get internet, it needs to be good).

From the list of available hotels I chose Savoy Central Hotel Apartments. Another deciding factor was it was not too far from the airport.

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Sampling wine and its history in the Republic of Georgia


It is not every day you walk into the grounds of an ancient castle to sample wines at a winery set up on the order of a king, but today I was doing just that as part of a one day winery tour of Kakheti region in western Georgia.

The Republic of Georgia that is, the country that sits on the eastern shore of the Black Sea and has Russia looming over it both geographically and geopolitically. Not the USA state where people talk funny.

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Tbilisi, Rep Georgia – Hotel Tbilisi Apart review

Ideally situated opposite the metro station and with a bus stop at the front door, the Hotel Tbilisi Apart is just 2km from Tbilisi’s vibrant old town.

Located on the top floor of a new, quiet residential building, the hotel features 6 apartments ranging from a spacious studio apartment where I stayed, to even more spacious one bedroom apartments.

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Dog friendly weekend getaway for Melbournians

Here is a great spot for a weekend getaway or longer. Featuring a river you can swim in, walks and a great place to relax it also allow dogs.

guest house location

guest house location

Breakfast options include bacon, eggs, sausages and toast. Packed lunches and dinner are available upon request and there are BBQ’s you can use to make the most of the great outdoors.

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Pokolbin – Heart of the Hunter Valley!

Pokolbin- a funny name but for Hunter Valley, NSW, wine aficionados it is the centre of their universe.

Due to its proximity to Sydney, it offers excellent short-break appeal and is one of Australia’s most visited wine regions.

In addition to a list of wineries as long as your arm, you can also visit boutique cheese making factories, a brewery and a distillery that makes it own unique vodka.

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Lincoln Country Dream – South Island NZ

lincoln country dream - Christchurch area New ZealandLincoln Country Dream is set in expansive gardens and provides a great alternative to staying in Christchurch, New Zealand, being only 20km out of the city and offers easy access to Christchurch airport for those arriving or leaving by air.

Lincoln Country Dream is located in the township of Lincoln. Free WiFi access is available.  Spacious rooms provide you with a TV, a patio and a comfortable seating area. Complete with a microwave, the dining area also has kitchenware and an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. Extras include a barbecue, a desk and an outdoor seating area.

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Whitsunday On The Beach – Airlie Beach accommodation

Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, but you don’t have to stay on one of the islands to enjoy all the area has to offer. By staying in Airlie Beach you can enjoy the land-based activities and well as having easy access to the many day trips to the islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Airlie Beach Lagoon

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