Tag Archives: travel

Transport For the Last Mile

You would think that all you need do this is is a bike (like these people). But apparently not. So you could always tow your car around behind you. Well actually there is a much classier way of solving this problem. Or if you don’t want to drive a small two seater sports car for […]

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Melbourne’s Lanes

Melbourne is pretty much my home town. I wasn’t born there, but spent most of my life there, went school and university there and still love the city. One of the things that sets Melbourne apart and makes it so unique, are the lanes which zig zag the centre of the city. They weren’t as […]

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Even I Would go Camping with These

I remember when I used to go camping, it was pretty far from a special experience. The tent used to look a little bit like this: I’m thinking that the tent featured below would change all that. How cool is it! Not much privacy of course, so you need to be careful who you go […]

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Unusual Location for a Market

Perhaps not the most practical place for a food market, but these market stall owners in what is known in Bangkok as “the folding umbrella market” are probably fitter than the average stall holder, purely by virtue of the fact that they have to take it down every time a train goes by. Check out the video. […]

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Squashed Car Art (Sydney)

Strolling along the Rocks in Sydney, and this is what we find. Slightly odd, and you can imagine that of course we would have jumped immediately to the aid of the driver of the car. And then we saw the sign. Phew! Very helpful. I wonder when we will get to a point where they have similar […]

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Is This Taking Your Relationship With a Doll Too Far?

To answer my own question, I can’t help but think that the answer is probably yes. Dave Hockey has a girlfriend who is a doll. He’s taken her everywhere, even on holiday, skydiving etc. Not sure what his wife thinks about this strange behaviour… And this is his doll Cynthia, who got to go Skydiving […]

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Unusual Holiday Destination: Chernobyl

Here I was thinking that the half life of plutonium has lots of zeros on the end of it! Following the accident in 1986, a 30 km exclusion zone was created and declared unfit for human habitation. So if you are tired of fighting your way past bus-loads of tourists, I’m thinking that one of […]

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Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 2)

When I started writing them all down after our recent trip to Sydney, I realised that there really are just too many stories for one post, so here a continuation and final 4 stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its amazing history. And in case you missed them, click here to check out the […]

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Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 1)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an incredible icon, not just of design but also of the truly genius foresight of the man who designed it. Here are some stories I recently heard that I personally find pretty amazing. 1. Incredible planning foresight Picture it like this. The bridge was designed in the 1920’s, and built […]

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My Awesome DIY Letterbox

When I lived in Sydney, I bought my first home. It was a lovely little cottage, a modest front, and great location near Backwattle Bay in Glebe Point. Narrow, but long enough and somehow large enough to contain 3 bedrooms. I loved it, and I still wish I had not sold it (though keeping it […]

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