Singapore Singapore 2012 Part 3

Singapore 2012 Part 3

Thinking that I had plenty of time I casually strolled toward Marina Bay Sands. Elena and I had discussed that we were to meet by the large Channel sign that we could see from the other side of the bay the previous evening. I crossed the causeway that linked the complex to the hotels where …

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Singapore Singapore 2012 Part 2

Singapore 2012 Part 2

There is only two ways that we are going to travel around Singapore MRT rail or using something that we were born with two good feet. Elena is here for a work conference, well that’s what we are told but knowing the company she works for like I do (I worked for them in the …

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Singapore Singapore July 2012

Singapore July 2012

Wednesday, its 2 days before we embark on our journey that will take us through 4 countries over the next month. Times have been stressed of late. Our son has moved out after a huge quarrel and is now moving back home to look after our pets while we are away. the bike is causing …

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Russia Russia Moscow – A day at Red Square

Russia Moscow – A day at Red Square

Finally we arrived in Moscow. Since we have a connecting flight from here to Elena’s home city of Chelyabinsk we thought we would spend a few hours on the Historic Red Square in the heart of Moscow. As our flight from Berlin landed at 3am we had to bunk down at the airport for a couple of hours before the …

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Russia Rising Star – a Russian Astronomers Story

Rising Star – a Russian Astronomers Story

I know this guy in Russia. We call him Uncle; the younger brother of my wife’s grandmother by 14 years. An amazing guy whose life story is interesting. I want to share a little glimpse into what happened to him over the years during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Uncle grew up as a …

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Thailand Where not to sleep in Phuket

Where not to sleep in Phuket

After returning home to the comfort of my hotel I rested and got organised for a night out with my newly made friends from Kenneys Aussie Bar Riding over the hill in the dark takes some doing and with my loosely fitting helmet and reduced vision due to the tinted visor it took all my …

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Russia Russian Brides – No just two people who fell in love

Russian Brides – No just two people who fell in love

I came through a cliche type of divorce in 1994, you know the type where you think you win but financially & emotionally you loose. I thought that by working hard I might be able to “get on top” again. I found myself very busy but also very lonely. I decided to reply to some adds in the …

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Russia Russian Women, Why Me?

Russian Women, Why Me?

People ask how we met. So here’s a little about us. Back in the Early 90s Russia was falling apart. the break up of the soviet union left millions of people out of work and bought the country to its knees. There was nothing on the shelves in the shops and civil unrest. The Mafia …

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Health Fit and healthy for life

Fit and healthy for life

Elena’s take on fitness to travel. It’s all started with Wayne’s employer rolling out “fit for life” motto which pretty much meant that employees need to look after their health (and mostly their backs being in the heavy lifting job). He went to a day course and got a cute red backpack that had (surprise!) …

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Germany Heidelberg- A wonder of Ancient Germany

Heidelberg- A wonder of Ancient Germany

No matter where you are in the world plane trips are boring after the first few hours. armed with my blanket and trying to make the most out of sleeping in an upright position I settled in the the 12 hour flight from Singapore to Franfrurt. Apparently I must have managed some sleep because I …

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