Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk – The most contaminated place on the planet

Chelyabinsk – The most contaminated place on the planet

Chernobyl, Fukushima… Do these places ring a bell? What about Chelyabinsk? Have you ever heard of the place? Elena has, it’s where she was born and where here family still live. In resent years Chelyabinsk has had it’s share of news. In February 2013 the world witnessed a huge meteor slam into the earths atmosphere …

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Accomodation 10 Reasons To Visit Russia

10 Reasons To Visit Russia

Why on earth would you want to visit a country that’s always in the news for all the wrong reasons? After all, the Russian bride thing has past and the government seems to always be at odds with western ideals. Russia is a paradox, one that unless you’re prepared for you’ll either love it or …

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Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk from the air

Chelyabinsk from the air

Chelyabinsk is nestled into the southern Ural Mountains of Russia and played host to a huge meteor crash on the 15th feb 2013. This is Elena’s home city and these great shots show the city off in spectacular style.  

Accomodation Motorbike the Mae Hong Son Loop Thailand

Motorbike the Mae Hong Son Loop Thailand

Motorbike the Mae Hong Son Loop Ok I’ve heard that this route is like a right of passage with some motorbike enthusiasts so when we got a chance to do the loop I thought yeah lets tick this one off. With a lot of research done by me ever diligent wife, all the hotels and …

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Accomodation Unusual and Fascinating Tourist Attractions(10)

Unusual and Fascinating Tourist Attractions(10)

This is part 10 of a 10 part series that focuses on 100 unusual and fascinating tourist attractions from around the globe. Some we have been lucky enough to visit, yet some we yearn to set foot. From the weird and wacky, freaky to wondrous… Take a stroll through the series. Jumbo Hostel, Sweden At the entrance …

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Children’s Miniature Railways of Russia

Visiting Russia in 2012 Elena wanted to show me part of the park she used to play in as a child. Gagarina Park is the largest park in Chelyabinsk and is located at the eastern end of Lenin Prospect, just a shot trolley bus ride from the City Centre.  Discovering the miniature railway, one of the few remaining in the whole of …

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Australia Travel Questions & Answers

Travel Questions & Answers

Elena and I are wanting to start a piece on our social media site and want you to really be a part of it, so we would be honoured if you would answer the questions below for us. It can be funny, inspirational – whatever! We want it to be your piece. We will team …

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Australia Is Australia Racist?

Is Australia Racist?

Firstly I don’t’ want to create any Anti-Australia thoughts with this blog, I want to tell of a situation that is currently happening and how many New Zealanders could be financially damaged by choosing to live in Australia over the long term. This is a topic that directly affect us in how we live in …

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Theme Parks Anaheim – Disneyland

Anaheim – Disneyland

A child’s dream is to go to Disneyland, so when we asked our son of 6 years where he wanted to stopover on a trip to Russia from New Zealand the natural choice was America. We planned to stopover for 5 nights which proved to be a hassle due to emigration at the US Embassy in Auckland. With Elena’s remark to …

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Chelyabinsk Lost Luggage – Russia

Lost Luggage – Russia

It’s inevitable that at some point in our travels that we will loose our luggage, but had we thought about the way in which we were flying we probably could have saved ourselves the grief . Here’s how the bag went to Azerbaijan and we went to Siberia. Having spent a fantastic time with our Couch Surfing friends in Germany it was time to leave Berlin …

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