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Artwork by Tin Bowtell, Winton Wetlands. Photo: Marjie Courtis

Rutherglen, Victoria. A destination and a base

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Rutherglen as destination The wineries – Buildings, bottles and bullshit?! My partner and I chose Rutherglen, Victoria for a three day getaway.  I thought we’d spend it primarily around the…

The Twelve Apostles. Photo: Marjie Courtis

Great Ocean Walk or Great Ocean Road?

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The Great Ocean Road was progressively opened from 1922 to 1932.  The official Great Ocean Walk didn’t arrive until 2004. Which is the best way to see this great ocean…

Reflections in the Ovens River at Bright

A Bright Autumn

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Bright is a Victorian town in the Alpine Shire, close to the Mt Buffalo National Park, Alpine National Park and Mount Hotham. I visited before winter set in, just after…

The Menacing Monitor

A Flying Visit to Flores, Indonesia

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The Carnivorous, Cannibalistic Komodo Dragons The gentle, endearing geckos of Bali are hardly an introduction to their relatives, the carnivorous, cannibalistic reptiles of Komodo National Park – the Komodo Dragons….

Pagodas near Inle Lake : © Marjie Courtis

Inle Lake in Eastern Burma (Myanmar)

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Boating activity on Inle Lake, Burma : © Marjie Courtis Inle Lake – Not quite Venice Inle Lake in Burma (Myanmar) is no Venice, but it shares Venice’s proliferation of…

Madagascar : Brown Lemur Up Close & Personal © Marjie Courtis

Madagascar : Follow the Lemur

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My lemur route through Madagascar (“Mada”) first took me to Lemur’s Park out of the capital, Antananarivo (“Tana”). As a sanctuary, it’s an excellent place to be introduced to a…

A tango for everyone in La Boca : © Marjie Courtis

Colour, Catastrophe & Criminals: La Boca, Buenos Aires

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The solid blocks of colour on the buildings at La Boca, Buenos Aires, strike you the minute you arrive.  Bright blue juxtaposed with bright yellow distinguishes one building, and reflects…

The Streetscape of Cannery Row © Marjie Courtis

California: Hearst’s Folly. Morgan’s Masterpiece

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Avenue inspires a book. Book inspires a street name. It took a novel by John Steinbeck for the Ocean View Avenue in Monterey, California, to have its name changed to…

Families came first in the parade © Marjie Courtis

Gaucho Pride

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A November Day of Gaucho Tradition in Bariloche, Argentina Lake Nahuei Huapi and snow-capped mountains © Marjie Courtis   Swiss Style in Argentina The town’s backdrop was a series of…

Chapel Street From My Room © Marjie Courtis

A Sojourn in my own city of Melbourne

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I took an eight week holiday in my own city of Melbourne, taking a break from my outer suburban home, and moving into The Olsen Hotel in South Yarra, as…

Iguazu Falls From The Air © Marjie Courtis

Iguazu Falls. Taking sides – Brazil or Argentina?

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Iguazu Falls From The Air © Marjie Courtis   Argentina’s Iguazú National Park and Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park adjoin each other and are both World Heritage listed. They share an…