Destinations

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Prambanan – Where Ancient Kingdoms Once Worshipped

by Rosemarie John March 17, 2016

As my aircraft descended onto the vast plains of Yogyakarta on the island of Java, Indonesia, the first thing that struck me was the majestic sight of the Prambanan Temple standing tall, proud and somewhat mystical surrounded by lush green paddy fields and plantations. Located 19 kilometres or a 15 minute drive from the city, Prambanan is a complex of […]

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Enlighten 2016 – Culture and Creativity Illuminate Canberra

by Rosemarie John March 6, 2016

The one thing we love about Canberra is it’s festivals. Enlighten 2016 and the Night Noodle Markets always get us into a frenzy. Held from 4 to 12 March, Enlighten 2016 is a stunning festival with culture and creativity illuminating the capital. When architectural projections and an array of food is combined, you know that one night around the Parliamentary […]

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Enlighten Night Noodle Markets 2016

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis March 5, 2016

It’s Friday and we’re excited to leave the office, there are lesser cars on the road and the mood is beginning to look laid back. High above, even the birds hurriedly fly home with excited tales to share with their mates as the sun begins to set. Is this just a textbook end of the week run? But all is not […]

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National Multicultural Festival 2016 – Top Tips

by Rosemarie John February 14, 2016

Summer in the capital. What is it like? Apart from art and history exhibits, food and wine expos and open-air cinemas, Canberra’s summer is never complete without the National Multicultural Festival 2016! I had written about it last year and even included some vital tips. This year, there are a few more additions to that list: Make use of the […]

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10 Things to do in Canberra

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis January 29, 2016

We were recently featured on Visit Canberra where 10 of our photos were used to display the beauty that is Canberra. We feel honoured to be recognised by such a prominent organisation and we would like to share this moment with you. The following passage is taken from Visit Canberra’s Facebook Page: We love to share different views of Canberra […]

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Changi Airport 2015 Year in Review

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis January 28, 2016

SINGAPORE, 27 JANUARY 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport capped a resilient performance in 2015 with new benchmarks for passenger traffic and aircraft movements, handling a record 55.4 million passengers and 346,330 landings and take-offs during the year.  This represented an increase of 2.5% and 1.4% respectively.  On the cargo front, airfreight movements remained stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the […]

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A Typical Saturday in Canberra

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis January 14, 2016

So, what is a typical Saturday in Canberra like? It can be as exciting and as low-key as you want it to be. There is no perfect Saturday, but ours last week was almost perfect! We started our morning with delicious breakfast at the Museum Cafe. We picked a table outside, facing the water and watch the dragon boats race […]

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Discover Gibraltar Falls

by Rosemarie John January 7, 2016

A mere 51 minutes away from Canberra city, at the edge of Gibraltar Creek Pine Forest, sits Gibraltar Falls. A beautiful spot for a picnic we thought, so we packed the car with goodies, our favourite picnic mat and set off. We even made a quick stop at Lambrigg Lookout which offers a panoramic view of the plains below. Back […]

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Wedgwood Tea Room at the National Gallery of Australia – Where Art Meets Food

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis December 28, 2015

Our journey of the arts began on a fine afternoon as we walked across the kaleidoscopic floor of the National Gallery of Australia. The Tom Roberts exhibition was on display and we were eager to experience the work of a legendary Australian artist, who is renowned to work on most of his masterpieces, not in a studio but outdoors. We […]

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National Cherry Festival in the Canberra Region

by Rosemarie John December 10, 2015

Cherries. Small, soft round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red. That’s good enough a definition for Joseph and I to make a road trip down to Young, known as the Cherry Capital of Australia! Markets, pick-your-own cherry orchards and car shows were on our itinerary as we headed to the countryside on a Saturday morning. The sun […]

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