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Mama and Baby Orangutan at the Singapore Zoo

Mama and Baby Orangutan at the Singapore Zoo

We only had a few days in Singapore, but really enjoyed our time there.  It was a welcome break in our tour of South East Asia.  It is by far the cleanest of all the South East Asian countries we visited, but also the most expensive.  We packed in a lot during our short time there, visiting with fellow travelers, exploring Chinatown and the food markets, and taking in the Singapore Zoo and Night Zoo.  We stayed in Chinatown and enjoyed walking down to the Marina Sands area a few times. We took in the light show at night as well as the Gardens by the Bay during the day.  Check out more of what we did and saw here.

Singapore in Motion

Singapore in Motion

Singapore is a country in full swing, with eccentric architecture, big business and food stalls open until the wee hours of the night.  This city and country of the same name has risen from the depths since becoming occupied by the Japanese then the British and later Malaysia before their independence in 1965 to becoming one of the richest countries in the world.  When you walk around the downtown area, you can’t help but notice Continue Reading

We didn’t anticipate spending any time in Cairns, but after the campervan fiasco we were forced to spend 3 nights there before heading south in Queensland. We decided to make the best of it, despite the heat and ended up finding a couple of gems. Our first find was the Lilly Pad Café, a mostly vegetarian restaurant with a chef/owner from the USA. We ended up eating three lunches there, each day trying something new and each day enjoying it as much as the last!

Lillypad Cafe

One of our lunches at The Lillypad Cafe

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Pukekura Park New Plymouth

Pukekura Park New Plymouth

We headed to New Plymouth for the day from our housesit in Wanganui.  The drive up the surf highway to New Plymouth was a nice one, but not close to the beaches as the highway was mostly set quite a ways inland from the water.  It was a pretty drive none the less.  We arrived in New Plymouth and headed to the I-site to pick up a few maps and found out that the I-Site was connected to a great free museum, Puke Ariki.  We asked a few questions, picked up our maps and took a stroll through the museum.  We also asked in the I-site about the Brooklands Zoo, a free zoo that we had read about and were told the nicest Continue Reading