Posts Tagged ‘boat’

Udaipur – the friendly city

March 19, 2012 5 comments

The romantic city – well actually the friendly city. On our estimates, more than 50% of the people are willing to be friendly without wanting some money. It is very refreshing. So nice that we have spent a fortune in the shops – a lesson that the hawkers may one day learn!

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Perfume river – crash course in Buddhism.

February 16, 2012 2 comments

Our day trip with Mr Happy was both a feast for the eyes and the ears with a philosophical lesson in happiness and Buddhism. His real name Hy, he was a philosophy student who packed in his studies in his final year, because he had enough thinking time to realise there was no career in philosophy.

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Bangkok Day 1

January 5, 2012 2 comments

As we hit Asia, Asia slaps us right back in the face with an assault on all the senses, especially the nasal ones. It was nose, ears and sweat glands in that order. After the 9 hour flight, we arrived at the hotel at 1am, checked in and crashed. Given the change in timezone we were up at 7am and raring to go.

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GREAT Barrier Reef

December 5, 2011 1 comment

One of the main reasons to come to this coast is to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, so we saved our pennies and splashed out on a trip to the Agincourt ribbon reef. There are many tours to choose from, but with youngsters, we opted for a pretty safe family friendly option where a high speed cat takes you out onto a floating pontoon. This is a base for diving, snorkelling, a semi sub and even a helicopter for the rich people.

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Waitomo glow worms light up our day

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Do we, don’t we…  We were not sure about seeing the glow worms, after all, we had seen a few in the tunnels around Waihi, but in the end we decided to take the trip – and the glow worms put on an extra special performance.

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Picton and return crossing

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

When we first arrived on the South Island, we liked Picton and said that we would make some time on the way back, so we arrived a bit early and camped up in Picton. The exploring runs out pretty quick, but one thing that did keep us amused was the hull of an old clipper with some pretty amazing statistics in terms of size, capacity, history, distance travelled etc. As we were admiring what was one of the oldest things in New Zealand we were joined by a couple of Americans who amused us greatly.

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Abel Tasman – stands for “sun trap”

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

This is the Windemere of the south island, easy to get to, pretty, – and full of tourists. It has a reputation for its accessibility and this draws in the crowds, but once you get there you can see why.

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