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The Ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Photos

by Joseph Ellis January 12, 2015

Three magnificent bell shaped stupas in white and grey stood firm under the blistering heat of the unforgiving Ayutthya weather. We walked around them, up their steep stairs and through their narrow passageways. They have stood the test of time even after it was destroyed and looted by Burmese conquerors in 1767. Wat Phra Si Sanphet now in ruins, was […]

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Asklepieion – An Ancient Healing Centre in Pergamon, Turkey

by Rosemarie John January 6, 2015

Walking down the sacred way that was paved with marble block and flanked by columns both broken and whole, we were entering Asklepieion, an ancient healing centre in a city once known as Pergamon to the Romans and now the Turkish city of Bergama. Named after the healing God Asclepius and existed as early as 4th century B.C., Asklepieion was […]

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Eating Paella in Bangkok

by Rosemarie John December 16, 2014

Have you ever gone somewhere to do something and end up doing something else? We sure did. We took the Metro down to Chatuchak Weekend Market for some shopping, but after some 45 minutes of walking through the maze like alleys ways of the market in extreme humidity, we lost all yearning to shop. As we stumbled out of a […]

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10 Fun Things to do in Xian – China

by Rosemarie John December 9, 2014

1. Huaqing Hot Springs Visit the Huaqing Hot Springs which was the grounds for the infamous love affair between Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Guifei during the Tang Dynasty era.

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Canberra Southern Cross Club – Twilight Cruise

by Rosemarie John December 3, 2014

The wind was in my hair, the sun shined brightly and the fluffy clouds moved gracefully in the bright blue sky. I was at the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s jetty just about to board the M.V. Southern Cross for an arvo of cocktails and canapes! If you’re anything like me, a day our on the water puts a smile on […]

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Rohtang Pass – Driving Up Dangerous Roads in India

by Rosemarie John November 24, 2014

As soon as I saw the snow-capped mountains from my hotel room balcony in Manali, we knew we had to be there. At 13,051 feet above sea level, Rohtang Pass is one of 13 high altitude mountain passes in India and we were excited to head up there! It connects Kullu valley to Spiti and Lahaul while the NH-21 highway […]

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Stuff I Want – Our New Online Shop

by Joseph Ellis November 18, 2014

Travel and Beyond is excited to announce its first online shop called Stuff I Want. The dream behind this venture is to bring joy to any soul seeking to paint the canvas of their life with a dash of colour and style. And most of you who have known us through our musings on this blog would discover that the […]

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The Great Mosque of Xian – Oldest Mosque in China

by Rosemarie John November 2, 2014

I was standing in a sacred location, a place that has served the Muslim community of Xi’an for more than a millennium. I was in China’s oldest and most renowned mosque. Laid out like a traditional Chinese Temple, the Great Mosque of Xian was built in 742 AD during the Tang Dynasty. The Great Mosque was built to honour the […]

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3 Free Things to do in Canberra, Australia

by Rosemarie John October 29, 2014

 Sponsored Post Canberra is the city where the rest of Australia mocks its quietude, but those that reside in it sing its virtues. Despite being the seat of power to one the world’s most developed country, Canberra remains somewhat of an unknown to the tourists interested in trekking down under. Nestled between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra’s birth was in fact […]

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Liebster Award

by Rosemarie John October 27, 2014

We have been in Canberra for six months now and to have Canberrans’ nominate me for a Liebster Award is just fantastic! I am going to accept it as a welcoming gesture to this beautiful city we call home. My first nomination came from April of Aprillah. When I was very new to Canberra, I had a chance to meet […]

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