Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, More Than Just Koalas

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, More Than Just Koalas

Probably my best and favourite memory of Brisbane in Australia was visiting the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (website). Apparently the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. I had really wanted to visit a sanctuary when I was in Alice Springs but unfortunately the...
A Layover in Guangzhou, China with China Southern

A Layover in Guangzhou, China with China Southern

Last year I was reading emails when I saw one that said flights to Australia from Vancouver were something like $660 return. Turns out that was USD but still I jumped at the opportunity and booked myself a flight for $845 CND return. It meant I had two long haul...
Swami’s Yoga Retreat – A Review of My Stay

Swami’s Yoga Retreat – A Review of My Stay

I climbed out of the car, stepped on the soft grass, felt the heat of the day in the air as it touched my skin, and suddenly the most incredible feeling of calm and peace settled over me. This was my immediate impression upon arrival of Swami’s Yoga Retreat (website)....
Melbourne – A Few of the Things to See and Do

Melbourne – A Few of the Things to See and Do

Ohhhh Melbourne. I’m not sure what I expected but being able to do so much for free sure wasn’t in my mind. Melbourne is a big city that has history, art, shopping, food, architecture, culture, coffee and chocolate. Oh so much chocolate. You can read about the...
Castlemaine, the Small City with a Big Heart

Castlemaine, the Small City with a Big Heart

Before I left Canada the only thing I knew about Castlemaine was that a longtime friend from my hometown lived there with her husband. Now I know that it is a small city, in a lovely part of the country, where the gold rush happened, and amongst other little towns...
Canberra, Australia or CANburra to Australians

Canberra, Australia or CANburra to Australians

Wow! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Canberra because you don’t hear much about it other than the fact that it is the capital of Australia, but it was an absolute delight. The people were so very friendly and helpful, even if it was because, like I was told, I have...
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