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The Paon Balinese & International Restaurant, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia and Pink Floyd

By on August 31, 2015 in Indonesia with 0 Comments

Finding somewhere to eat in town, particularly on the first night when you haven’t quite got to grips with the local food and the local town can be tricky. I walked into Ubud from the Gajah Biru Bungalows (be careful as the 20-minute walk is tricky along some dark, narrow roads with no pavements), and […]

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Gajah Biru Bungalows, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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Gajah Biru Bungalows, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

For my stay on Bali Indonesia I was booked in to the Gajah Biru Bungalows in Ubud (Ubud is the town made ‘famous’ by the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, it was also made in to a film). I wasn’t too sure about the Bungalows when I arrived as it seemed to be […]

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International Arrival Hall New Building Ngurah Rai, Bali, Indonesia

By on August 31, 2015 in Indonesia with 0 Comments

The flight arrived in Bali around 20 minutes late. The International Arrival Hall New Building Ngurah Rai is, as airports go, a nice arrivals hall with no hidden surprises other than the mad mob of taxi drivers as you exit baggage claim. It was mad. A scrum of taxi drivers and I was so glad […]

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Next stop – Bali, Indonesia

By on August 31, 2015 in Australia, Indonesia with 0 Comments

Now back on the SE Asia tour, after a brief stopover in Perth, Australia. So why Bali? Well, during my time in SE Asia I have heard a lot about Bali, all good, and so I thought I had better go and check the place out for myself, and as the flight from Perth to […]

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Perth, Australia – summary

By on August 30, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments

I really enjoyed visiting Perth again. I have been coming to the city for over 15 years and in that time I have seen some big changes as the city has got a lot busier, and there is now a really thriving small bar scene. The highlight of the trip for me was visiting the […]

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Mandoon, Reid Highway, Perth, Australia

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Mandoon, Reid Highway, Perth, Australia

Went to the Mandoon Estate, which is about a 30-minute drive from the centre of Perth. The Estate is a winery (or as I would say – Vineyard), and also has a brewery, a restaurant, and an art gallery on site, and it is hugely popular with visitors. We went on a “winter’s day”, it […]

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Perth in the evening

By on August 30, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments
Perth in the evening

Went out for the evening to check out the new local small-bar scene in Perth, and there are lots of small bars scattered around the town centre. Print Hall Formerly a printing works at 131 St George’s Terrace (William St.), Perth WA 6000, Australia. Nicely converted in to a bar, which has maintained a lot […]

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Bold Park Reserve, Perth, Australia

By on August 29, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments
Bold Park Reserve, Perth, Australia

Well, this was a pleasant surprise – Bold Park Reserve, Perth. Reabold Hill is the highest natural point on the Swan Coastal plane and was named in 1917 after Francis Rea who was a former Mayor of Perth, and William Bold, the longest serving Town Clerk for the city. And it does give great views […]

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Australian Wildlife

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments
Australian Wildlife

I love the Australian road signs, particularly the wildlife ones… I’m not too sure what the wading bird is… If you have any ideas then please leave a comment below. Tiliqua rugosa – Bobtail or Western Shingleback Skink. This was a very odd creature and I almost ran over it on the dirt road as […]

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Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – post 2 of 2

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments
Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – post 2 of 2

Continuing on from Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – post 1 of 2 I was not expecting all the different colours and the variations size and shapes of the Pinnacles. Some of the Pinnacles just appeared to be rocks, and others contained what appeared to be the parts of fossilised plants. Some […]

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