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Visiting the Great Barrier Reef: in Photos

For my last installment on our trip to Australia I’m going to let the imagery do the talking. It seems a logical choice since our experience at the Great Barrier Reef was primarily a visual one; equipped with wetsuit, snorkel and mask, we spent most of the time silently marvelling at these unfamiliar, underwater landscapes and their delightful inhabitants.

I was and am a complete novice to underwater photography, but I loved the process of trying to capture fleeting moments in this unfamiliar settting. All the while checking a big natural wonder (and another UNESCO world heritage site!) off my bucket list…

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Things to do North East England

10 north-east England destinations you need to know about

I’m trying something a little different today – a throwback post back to the UK! It was only fitting that my first post about my home country should be about my home region, too. So here’s a local’s guide to some of the many charming points of interest in the north east of England. If you’re visiting my little corner of the world, these are the first places I’d send you!

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Things to do in Sydney - The Best museums in Sydney

The best museums in Sydney

Sydney has some superb museums that beautifully capture the city’s colourful and storied past. Loving history as much as I do, I found myself wanting to devote a bit more time to them than my overview of things to do in Sydney really warranted. So I’m taking the opportunity to do them justice here instead. Here’s a closer look inside some of my top museums in Sydney…

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Top 10 things to do in Sydney

Top 10 things to do in Sydney

In late May we were incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to visit some of my family over in Sydney. I’m not actually much of a city person by nature, but I adored Sydney. It’s so rich in things to do and see, including two of my favourite things: history and culture. So without any further ado, and in no particular order, here are my top 10 things to do in Sydney!

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Fairytale Ainokura in the snow

As soon as I first read about the gassho-zukuri thatched houses in Ainokura, I knew we had to squeeze in a stay at a traditional minshuku guesthouse there. It might seem out of the way when you look at the rest of our east to west itinerary, but I’m so happy I made that call. It turned out to be my favourite part of our time in Japan!

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