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The unique mixture of French and Polynesian culture make French Polynesia a tropical paradise with a difference. I’d never really considered French Polynesia for a holiday until earlier this year when my husband suggested it. We wanted to try somewhere new so French Polynesia it was! We decided on Moorea to minimize travelling time and the extra flight out to Bora Bora – which had been our other option. French Poylnesia is made up of 118 islands and atolls but the two most common tourist destinations are Moorea and Bora Bora. The French, after visiting To View More >>

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I’m not sure if I can put in to words my recent experience of Cambodia. Cycling with my six friends and seven others, some 350 kilometres in the scorching sun was gruelling but both the warmth and struggles of the people tugged at our heart strings. Who could forget some of the faces we encountered – not me; I have thousands of photos to remind me of the places we visited and the beautiful Cambodian locals we met.  Despite the country’s chequered history and vast poverty, it was astonishing to see and meet such happy and welcoming people. To View More >>

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I’ve wanted to get back to Great Barrier for a long time, my Mum has talked about the island with fond memories of a trip there when I was a pre schooler, it was that long ago I have no memories of the place – but wow it must have been really of the grid back then. Apparently, the trip home was 8 hours by ferry through stormy 1970s seas. Today the 90km trip is a lot more civilised with 4 hours across the water by  Sealink ferry or a quick 30 minutes via plane, we flew Barrier Air, around $180 return.  I admit I was a tiny bit apprehensive about the size of the very To View More >>

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