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Namche Bazaar (What’s It Like?)

Namche Bazaar or Namche Bazar is a town that most trekkers pass through on the Everest Base Camp trek. Namche Bazaar is a real hub and important acclimatisation stop for trekkers and it’s grown from a market town to a tourist destination in itself. It’s a wonderful town, I love everything about it. I’d heard …

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Port Douglas Diving – A Day Scuba Diving with Divers Den

We’re local divers, we’ve lived in Port Douglas for many years so we can tell you a lot of what you need to know about Port Douglas diving. Scuba diving from Port Douglas is good, it’s always a fun day out and you can visit some diverse and beautiful dive sites. This post particularly reviews …

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Three Kings Monument and Chiang Mai History

The Three Kings Monument Square in Chiang Mai Thailand is a large open square in the heart of the walled Old Town. The statue portrays the three founders of Chiang Mai, King Mengrai, King Ramkhamhaeng and King Ngam Muang.  King Mengrai ruled Lanna, King Ngam Muang was ruler of Phayao and King Ramkhamhaeng was King of Sukhothai …

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A Liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns – What’s it Like ?

What’s it live to live, sleep, eat, scuba and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef? We’ve taken 2 liveaboard scuba diving trips on the reef now in Queensland Australia, both departing from Cairns. But what do divers and snorkellers do out there, what’s it like? It’s the ultimate dive experience and we did it as …

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Manta Ray Bali Tour- A Snorkel, Swimming or Dive Trip

The day we went swimming with manta rays off Bali Indonesia, was one of my favorite days of our six years of full-time travel. The famous Manta Bay is actually off Nusa Penida and we were staying in Ubud Bali. Were we even close enough to take this epic snorkeling trip? It turned out that …

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What is Altitude Sickness – For First Time High Altitude Trekkers

My kids researched  altitude sickness and tried to answer that question ” What is Altitude Sickness?” by creating a blog post. We’re off to Everest Base Camp again soon and this was a little “school” project for them. I studied physiology in university, so I’ve got a reasonable handle on this but I thought the …

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