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Up the Balinese Mountainside to Ubud

The street today is full of people – dramatically different to anything we’ve seen since we arrived. Nyepi is definitely over. We walk along and find an internet café to do web and email. We know what happens if we don’t update the...

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We are approaching our first long weekend here in Canada: Victoria Day Weekend, (a nod to our Commonwealth heritage) and as locals have named it The May 2-4 (a nod to a case of 24 beer that will no doubt be consumed this weekend!) Is it a long weekend in...


Hong Kong Culinary Tour

Hong Kong’s development has been a hot topic in the last few decades. It’s really incredible how a region that once used to be a lightly populated area that consisted of many small villages turned into one of the most populated regions in the...


Searching for ‘Roos on Kangaroo Island, Australia

This is one of those days that Greg has been dreading. Up at 5:30!!!!! On the bus at 6:30 for the 2-hour ride to the ferry (45 minutes) that takes us across to Kangaroo Island, where there is a huge wildlife sanctuary, Flinders Chase National Park. This is a...


Everlasting Salvation at the Barron Gorge

I awake from a somewhat sleepless night of unfamiliar rainforest bird calls and various forms of cicada boisterously screeching in a constant crescendo and decrescendo, each species trying to outdo each other in noisy leg rubbing. I do need some reminding...