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24 Hours in Bali

Bali had never been a place that held much appeal for me. When I was a teenager, it seemed like everyone was going there. To me, travelling to a place full of Australians and New Zealanders just didn’t feel that exotic. Add the 2002 Bali Bombings and the Schapelle Corby trial into the mix, and […]

Horse

Explore the World on Horseback

You may have noticed that I like riding horses. Whether its having a go at a tölt on an Icelandic horse or galloping through the desert on an Arabian ex-racehorse, I try and fit in a ride when I can. I’m not going to lie. I’m a terrible rider, and I mainly just bounce around in the saddle, […]

Puffin

Best of 2017 – Ultimate Travel Ranking

In 2017, I visited 20 countries. I have been very, very lucky. I live in hope, but I really doubt there will be another year where I can travel as much as I did in 2017. Anyway, I decided I would create a rundown of my top 2017 travel destinations, from the best of 2017 […]

Maldives

24 Hours in the Maldives

Last week, I went with Matt for a quick turnaround to the Maldives. I mulled over this one for awhile. The Maldives are not a cheap destination. Even though its one of the shorter Emirates flights – and certainly the shortest I’m aware of with a layover – the flights cost as much as going […]

Hiroshima

A Day in Hiroshima

Actually, not even a day in Hiroshima. We spent about eight hours in Hiroshima, but it was a worthwhile visit. Most people have a particular vision of Hiroshima in their head. That vision is undoubtedly based on the horrific destruction that resulted from the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima in August 1945. Despite that bomb being […]

Beijing

24 Hours in Beijing, China

Beijing is busy.  I know, that seems like an overwhelmingly obvious statement to make. It is a city of 22 million people, nearly five times the population of New Zealand. I’ve been to Shanghai several times, and visited Nanjing. But nothing prepared me for the masses of people we were to experience in Beijing. We […]

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