It’s the journey not the destination – Ang Mo Kio

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Today in Singapore nice walking weather coupled with a feeling of being cooped up made us get up and go exploring. It was rather late when we set off so rather than ride the rails for an hour we picked a park closer to home.  The park followed the length of a river so there was plenty to explore and amuse ourselves with.

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As we got the end, we realized that we were close to a resevoir so we kept on walking to find it.

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An hour of day light to spare we decided why not have little look at the trails too. A few informative signs about the native snakes and lizards got me a bit jumpy but the path was clear and we made it through alright.

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The Lagoons of El Nido: Part I

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TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

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Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will be well aware that there isn’t much I love more than a good kayaking opportunity! Whether it be in tannin filled rivers along the coast of South Africa or amongst enormous icebergs in Greenland, I feel at home in a kayak and will jump at any and every chance to explore different parts of the world from within one.

There are many different areas to explore in the El Nido archipelago, but arguably the most famous and most popular are the big and small lagoons. These naturally formed lagoons are renowned for crystal clear waters, abundant wildlife and amazing snorkelling opportunities.

Being based on magnificent Miniloc, I had put myself in the absolute best location to explore these lagoons. Being such popular attractions, most visitors only ever see these lagoons filled with other people; there is absolutely nothing…

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Balinese Temple Hopping

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After a wonderfully relaxing night in my own private villa, it was time to get out and soak in some beautiful Balinese sights. I chose to hire a private driver for around $40 AUD for the day. This is a pretty reasonable price for an entire day, and it meant that I wouldn’t have to risk getting stranded in the middle of nowhere. Public transport is far from reliable in Bali – so having transportation sorted is majorly important.

I had absolutely zero previous exposure to Balinese culture – so I was keen to soak up as much as I possibly could.

After departing from Seminyak, the first stop of the day was the gorgeous Pura Samuan Tiga. Visiting this temple is free but a small donation is expected. Workers across the road will put you in a suitable sarong and then you are free to roam for as long…

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Cambodia – secrets hidden beneath the jungle

  Laser technology reveals cities concealed under the earth which would have made up the world’s largest empire in 12th century   The Australian archaeologist Dr Damian Evans, whose findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, will announce that cutting-edge airborne laser scanning technology has revealed multiple cities between 900 and 1,400 … Continue reading Cambodia – secrets hidden beneath the jungle