Australia
January 2008
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Singapore stopover - Merlion Park.

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Chinese temple.

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National Orchid Garden

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River cruise on bumboat.

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The banking district.

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Singapore Sling - Raffles Bar

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The Long Bar - Raffles Hotel.

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Australia - The Bell Tower, Perth.

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View from King’s Park, Perth.

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Galahs

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Our first sighting of ‘roos or are they wallabies?

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Fremantle or "Freo"

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Jumping crocodile on Adelaide River.

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Anyone seen my leg?!

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Nourlangie Rock - featured in Crocodile Dundee films.

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Aboriginal rock paintings

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Termite damage to trees - the basis of a didgeridoo.

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Aboriginal calendar.

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Arboreal termite nest.

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Jim Jim Creek.

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Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

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Giant termite (cathedral) mounds.

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Charlie the water buffalo, former star in Crocodile Dundee now stuffed and standing on the bar in the Adelaide River pub.

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The old Telegraph Station.

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Alice Springs

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The Flying Doctor operations centre.

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Witchetty grub - Yum! Yum! (No, it doesn't taste like chicken!)

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Memorial to John Flynn, founder of the Flying Doctor Service.

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Standley Chasm.

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Glen Helen.

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Ellery Creek

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A (rather moth eaten) Rock Wallaby

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The Olgas

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First sighting of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)

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Close up of the rock.

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Beach on Normanby Island on the Great Barrier Reef

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Coral on beach.

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Underwater view from observation boat.

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Large spiders!

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Butterfly centre at Kuranda.

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That would make a juicy snack!

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Bird centre at Kuranda

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DUKW transport in rain forest.

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Kuranda railway station.

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Exercise station for joggers etc.

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Old Queensland house in Cairns.

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Cairns beach - salt water crocs keep it free of people!

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Bondi Beach, Sydney. Very disappointing! Also it was cold and wet.

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View from MacQuarie Park.

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Opera House looks better in sunshine.

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Yes, we're in Sydney. Count me out of the bridge walk/climb!

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Koalas in Featherdale Wildlife Park.

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Kookaburra

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The Blue Mountains

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The Three Sisters rock formation.

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View from Harbour Bridge at night. (won me a prize at Ashbourne Show)

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The iconic Bridge at night.

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Sheep shearing near Canberra.

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Fleece ready for next stage.

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Inside the parliament building. (the lower house)

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Old parliament used as art gallery etc.

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HMS Otway, submariner’s memorial in Holbrook.

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Ettamogah Pub, Albury.

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Inside Old Melbourne Gaol - last home of Ned Kelly

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Melbourne

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Start of The Great Ocean Road.

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Memorial to construction workers.

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The Twelve Apostles rock formations.

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Loch Ard Gorge

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Cold and breezy for a wedding.

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Umpherstone Sink Hole, Mount Gambier.

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Blue Lake, Mount Gambier.

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Barossa valley

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Herbig Family Tree, Springton, S.A.

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River Torrens, Adelaide - end of the line!

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On to Bangkok - Temple of the Golden Buddha

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Buy and add your own gold leaf.

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The Royal Palace

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Wat Pho - Temple of Reclining Buddha

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Buddhas everywhere!

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Kanchanaburi - The River Kwai

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Trip on longtail boat.

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The infamous Bridge on the River Kwai

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Taxi Bangkok style.

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River Kwai war cemetery

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Harvesting sugar cane.

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Saiyok elephant park.

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All aboard!

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Look at me! I'm driving!

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Not so keen on the water bit!

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Dry land!!

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Food market

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A railway runs through it!

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In a Thai house.

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Trip on the klongs.

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Nearing the Damnoen Saduak floating market.

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Woodcarving at craft centre.

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A familiar sight at Bangkok Airport