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    Aug
    9
    2018

    Port Douglas is about an hour's drive north of Cairns and is supposedly nicer than Cairns. We wouldn't know, as all we saw of Cairns was the airport. The first thing that struck me about this part of Australia was how tropical it was....


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     09-08-18

     Australia, Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda

    Categories: Australia, Travel

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    Jul
    5
    2018

    When we lived in Australia, we never saw the outback. This was due to a series of circumstances but the dominating factor was that we had a car in Melbourne and didn't want to rent a second one in the Northern Territory....


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     05-07-18

     Australia, Red Centre, Uluru, outback

    Categories: Australia, travel

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    Jun
    10
    2018

    I've been to Adelaide once before. When we lived in Melbourne, Dan and I adopted an Australian attitude to driving and drove 8 hours to visit my cousin Frances and her boyfriend Rob. This time, as we live in Edinburgh, it was easier to fly....


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     10-06-18

     Adelaide, Australia, travel, wedding

    Categories: Australia, travel

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    Jan
    2
    2018

    Since we were only spending 2-3 days in each place, and had planned to visit 7 places over our three-week period, we thought wed end our trip with a nice relaxing beach-front hotel in Drake Bay. Two hours from Manuel Antonio is a town called Sierpe...


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     02-01-18

     Drake Bay, Costa Rica, travel, Central America

    Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, travel

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    Nov
    19
    2017

    We flew from Arenal to Drake bay, via San Jose, in a Cessna Caravan. These are tiny little planes with 10 seats, no tea trolley, and about 3 jokes about the tea trolley per flight. We sat right up the front and could watch the course and weather maps...


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     19-11-17

     Manuel Antonio, beach, gecko, Costa Rica, Cessna Caravan

    Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, travel

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    Nov
    13
    2017

    Defying all expectations, we made it out of Colombia alive. Our first Costa Rica stop was Arenal, an area of tropical national parks surrounding a volcano. Getting there from Cartagena was standard. Deathly early flight to Bogota, stopover,...


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     13-11-17

     Costa Rica, Arenal

    Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, travel

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    Nov
    6
    2017

    Bogota, Medellin, Santa Marta, Cartagena is arguably a trip through Colombias tourist centres (a phrase I use lightly as Colombia is still far from touristy) from least to most attractive. I highly recommend this route, and not the reverse, ...


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     06-11-17

     Cartagena, Colombia, travel

    Categories: South America, Colombia, travel

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    Nov
    3
    2017

    Santa Marta is easy to pronounce, which was a great start. We had booked a handy 11am Avianca flight from Medellin to Santa Marta, so wed arrive at 12. Avianca had other ideas, and booted us off our nice flight and put us ...


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     03-11-17

     Santa Marta, Tayrona, Colombia

    Categories: South America, Colombia, travel

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    Nov
    1
    2017

    Medellin is pronounced Med-eh-jean, you uncultured swine. So now weve both embarrassingly learned that after pronouncing it wrong to several locals, lets continue. Edinburgh should have prepared me for all the bloody hills in Colombia....


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     01-11-17

     Medellin, Colombia, travel, Pablo Escobar

    Categories: South America, Colombia, travel

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    Oct
    28
    2017

    Bogota introduced me to a new, unfamiliar friend: altitude sickness. Bogota is 2640m above sea level, which means the air is thinner and you feel like you have a permanent hangover. However the feeling is probably not dissimilar to how one might feel after having...


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     28-10-17

     Bogota, Colombia, Botero, altitude sickness

    Categories: South America, Colombia, travel

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