Sculpture called Woods from the Trees in Christchurch New Zealand

Christchurch Street Art – A photo journey

Contents1Where to stay in Christchurch2A walking exploration of Christchurch3Christchurch Street Art; Murals4Christchurch Street Art; SculpturesChristchurch is at once a city of ruins and rebirth. The 2011 Christchurch Earthquake was shallow, and focused just miles from the centre of the city already weakened by a quake the previous year. It caused widespread damage across Christchurch, and …

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Sylvia Falls on the track down to Valley of the Waters, Wentworth Falls Blue Mountains

Where to find the best waterfalls in the Blue Mountains

Contents1Waterfalls in the Blue Mountains; the easy ones1.1Katoomba Cascades1.1.1*Bonus* Witches Leap Falls1.1.2*Bonus* Katoomba Falls1.2Govetts Leap or Bridal Veil Falls1.3Gordon Falls2Waterfalls in the Blue Mountains; the little bit harder ones2.1Leura Cascades2.2Terrace Falls2.2.1*Bonus* Willawong Pool2.3Lawson Waterfall Circuit2.3.1Adeline Falls2.3.2Junction Falls2.3.3Federal Falls2.3.4Cataract Falls2.4North Lawson Park2.4.1Frederica Falls2.5Minni Ha Ha Falls3Waterfalls in the Blue Mountains; the tough ones3.1Pool of Siloam3.1.1*Bonus* Lyrebird …

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Elvis suits on display at Graceland, Memphis

World of Music; must see destinations with a musical soul

Contents1Music destinations in The Americas1.1Austin; Live Music Capital of the World1.2Feel the Samba music in Brazil1.3Colombian Salsa1.4Cuba; Afro-European rhythms1.5Memphis; the birthplace of Rock and Roll1.6Mexican Mariachi1.7Nashville country music1.8Seattle grunge2Music destinations in Asia2.1Kerala drums2.2Korea; the home of Kpop3Music destinations in Europe3.1Dublin street performers3.2Hamburg; a Beatles beginning3.3Ibiza; island beats3.4Manchester music legends3.5Paris; Jazzy since the roaring twenties3.6Portugal; Fado …

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Pair of Rainbow Lorikeets photographed in a Blue Mountains backyard

Native Australian Birds of the Blue Mountains

Contents1Birds you may see on your Blue Mountains trip1.1Rainbow Lorikeet1.2Australian King Parrot1.3Crimson Rosella1.4Sulfur-crested Cockatoo1.5Australian Magpie1.6Common Bronzewing1.7Noisy Minor1.8Blue-Winged Kookaburra1.9My Equipment1.10Where to stay in the Blue MountainsWe’ve all been a little cooped up of late. Lucky for me I live in this amazingly beautiful place called the Blue Mountains and I am fortunate enough to have a …

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Performers on stage at Sonus festival in Croatia, courtesy of Adeventures n Sunsets

Musical adventures; the best events for music lovers

Contents1Asian Music Festivals1.1Spring Wave Music and Arts Festival, Taiwan1.2Sunburn Music Festival, India2Australian Music Festivals2.1Adelaide Fringe Festival2.2Palm Creek Folk Festival3European Music Festivals3.1Croatian Summer Music Festivals3.2Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic3.3Reeperbahn Festival, Germany3.4Verona Opera Festival, Italy3.5Time in Jazz Festival, Italy3.6Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland4The Americas Music Festivals4.1Montevideo Tango, Uruguay4.2Milwaukee Summerfest, USA4.3Seattle Summer Music Festivals, USAIf you asked me how …

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City of Perth Australia at Dusk

Travelling for work; what you need to travel like a boss.

Contents1Work Travel Tips1.1Save space and weight1.2Stay packed1.3When bottles run low, put them aside1.4Know how you’re getting to the airport and when1.5Know how you’re getting home1.6Save time and money on eating out1.7Look around for accommodation options2Best Light Luggage2.1Suitcase3Work Trip packing list3.1Toiletries3.1.1Face Halo3.1.2Travel Bottles3.2Gadgets3.2.1Multi-USB charger3.2.2Powerbank3.2.3Digital Luggage Scale3.2.4Hairdryer3.2.5Waterfit Bottle3.3ClothingNormally I’m known for my extended trips, but for both …

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Larnach Castle in the late evening

Fun things to do in Dunedin – Stay at Larnach Castle

Contents1Larnach Castle History2Where to find Larnach Castle3Why you should visit Larnach Castle4Larnach Castle Tours5Larnach Castle Prices6Larnach Castle opening hours7Larnach Castle Accommodation7.1Larnach Castle Stables7.2Larnach Castle Lodge7.3Camp Estate8Dine at Larnach CastleI know, you’re thinking what is a castle doing in New Zealand, a country not exactly known for an anglo history dating back to the time of …

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Looking up the Shotover River Canyon from Onsen Hot Pools

What to do in Queenstown when it rains

Contents1Queenstown Indoor activities1.1Skyline Gondola1.2Odyssey Sensory Maze1.3Fear Factory1.4Onsen Hot Pools and day spa2Queenstown Outdoor Activities2.1Milford Sound day trip from Queenstown2.2Jetboat Ride3Queenstown Night activities3.1Bar Crawl3.2Minus 5 Ice Bar3.3Pub on WharfA rainy day can put a real damper on your travel plans, particularly if you happen to be traveling solo. I spent three days in Queenstown, and happened …

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Mt Earnslaw over Lake Wakatipu

Where to find Lord of The Rings filming locations on NZ’s South Island

Contents1Planning your Lord of The Rings road trip2Locations Near Christchurch2.1Mt Sunday – Edoras3Te Anau Lord of The Rings locations3.1The Kepler Mire – The Dead Marshes3.2Waiau River – River Anduin3.3Lake Manapouri – Rivendell3.4Takaro Road – Fangorn Forest3.5Mavora Lakes – Fangorn Forest and Nen Hithoel4Queenstown Lord of the Rings Locations4.1The Remarkables – Dimrill Dale4.2Deer Park Heights – …

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