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Wedding Day

“Arrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!” I’m not sure if there is an ancient Chinese proverb about he who wakes up on his wedding day in screaming agony shall live a happy married life, but I hope there is. That cramp in my leg was … Continue reading

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Indian bureaucracy

Guest writer: The one previously referred to as Shell. Yet another early start. We’ll be glad to get to Goa where our time will finally be our own. It’s a 5.45 rude awakening today as our first flight of the … Continue reading

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Pink elephants

Q: How do you know if an elephant’s been in your minibar? A: The Jumbo peanuts will be missing. Our final leg of this great little tour ends with Jaipur, known as the Pink City for the colour of many … Continue reading

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Supreme beauty

It’s not often I get out of bed before Shell. Nor at 5:15am. But when the incentive is seeing one of the most famous places in the world, you kinda make an allowance. Just a shame the sun wasn’t considerate … Continue reading

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How the other half live

I’ve been on five continents, racked up a few countries. I’ve seen the super rich and downright poor. But today I’ve seen more life in 24 hours than I have since I first stepped outside my home isles 24 years … Continue reading

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Indian getaway

Most people pop down to their local curry house on a Saturday night if they want a ruby – Shell and I decided we’d go authentic style. By the next morning, we were in India… It appears to me that … Continue reading

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Run, Forrest! Run!

Do you remember that bit in Forrest Gump where he just runs and runs and runs? Well, that’s what it feels like sometimes when you’re running, like you can keep going forever. (I also identify with the beard he sported, … Continue reading

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Melbourne identity

I’m currently sitting in the departure lounge at Melbourne airport, waiting for my delayed flight to Sydney. Once there, I’ll be heading back home, via a short stop in Beijing. The end of this fantastic trip is near… So Melbourne, … Continue reading

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100% pure adrenalin

I’m in the bus with half a dozen others being driven to the sky dive airport in Tully. I want this journey to last a long time, because I know once we’re there it will be very soon that I’ll … Continue reading

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The last day?

5.45am. My alarm goes off, disturbing a few of the girls in my eight- berth dorm. Time to abandon ship. Today I’m doing a sky dive. That’s jumping out of a perfectly good plane at 14,000 feet with an instructor … Continue reading

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