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Manali Unfolds!

by Rosemarie John July 6, 2014

The sun was peeking through the curtains and as I pulled the drapes aside, the snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range greeted me with all its glory. Arriving in the dead of the night after a long road trip from Shimla, did not prepare me for the beauty that unfolded in front of my sleepy eyes. My sleepy yawn […]

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Discovering Mushrooms in Canberra

by Rosemarie John July 3, 2014

Well, everyone we know speaks about mushrooms these days. As far as we were concerned mushrooms have not been something that would entice us to go looking for them. Our past encounters with these little bulbs of soft flesh back in Asia have never motivated us to even form an opinion about them. But then we noticed most of our […]

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Wildlife Discovery Tour from Sydney – In Search of Australia’s Big 5

by Rosemarie John June 16, 2014

It started off as a damp and cold day in Sydney. The icy rain pounded mercilessly as we shivered in our padded jackets while we waited for our pick-up from the hotel. People huddled under their umbrellas rushed by. The puddles of water began plinking as the rainfall became heavier and we couldn’t help but wonder if our Wildlife Discovery […]

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Adventure Travel in Boracay – Philippines

by Joseph Ellis June 10, 2014

And the adventure with SilkAir and Tourism Philippines continues… Rise and shine, it’s a good day to be alive. I woke up early to catch the sun rise, but realised I was on the wrong side of the island. Oh well, nothing like a hearty breakfast to get on with the day. I walked up to Star Lounge and found […]

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Fly SilkAir to Kalibo, The Gateway to Boracay

by Rosemarie John June 9, 2014

Representing Travel and Beyond, Mable Tan writes about her experience on SilkAir’s inaugural flight to Kalibo, Philippines – the gateway to paradise. If you’re anything like me, having crossed off the bucket list of major cities like London and Rome, I feel like it’s time to discover something a little more ‘in the backyard’ and that will allow me to […]

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Shopping at the Handmade Market by Handmade Canberra

by Rosemarie John June 8, 2014

In the day and age where mostly everything is mass produced by machines, it is a lovely change to find handmade products taking the spotlight. Our Saturday at the Handmade Market by Handmade Canberra was such a lovely way to immerse ourselves in the handiwork of talented artists, designers and food producers. Goods that are made by hand are generally […]

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The Passport Protector Unveils Its Product With Crowdfunding Campaign

by Joseph Ellis June 4, 2014

World traveler has a trip ruined by worn passport, creates a solution Last summer Patrick Dichter had a 2 week trip to Europe ruined when his passport was denied for ‘wear and tear.’ As he was boarding the plane to Rome, an airline employee stopped him claiming the company could face a fine if immigration didn’t approve of his passport. […]

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Lake Ginninderra and Its Inhabitants

by Rosemarie John May 27, 2014

It was a cool evening when we decided to take a stroll around Lake Ginninderra. A beautiful man-made lake that sits adjacent to the Belconnen Town Centre. Her beauty is spread across a surface area of 1.05 square kilometres and is home to Black Swans, ducks, Moorhens and many more. As we walked through canopied walkways we couldn’t help but […]

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How to Rent a Long-Term Residence as New Migrants in Canberra

by Rosemarie John May 22, 2014

As new migrants to Canberra, we found rental procedures very different from back home in South East Asia. In Malaysia or Singapore, you will find real estate agents who will pick you up and take you around to several properties that are available for rent. You don’t really do the running around yourself. But here in Canberra, it’s a whole […]

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Our First Farmers Market Experience in Canberra

by Rosemarie John May 21, 2014

It was 6.30 a.m. and fog had blanketed Lake Ginninderra. The black swans with its bright red beak cleaned its feathers on the calm waters. Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and its strident call were loud and clear. We stood in awe as we have never lived so close to such natural beauty! We were up at the crack of dawn to make […]

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