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Month: April 2018

Te Anau – Kepler track day hike

Te Anau – Kepler track day hike

There are quite a few things to do near Te Anau. We booked our amazing visit to the Te Anau Glowworm caves in advance. But we arrived so early, that we had a couple of hours to do something else before heading over to meet the glowworms. We’re always up for stretching our legs, so we decided to walk on a short  Kepler Track day hike.  We made a plan to hike in the trees on the way to Rainbow Reach…

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Jumping for joy! And are online friends real?

Jumping for joy! And are online friends real?

I have some really happy news! It has made me think a little more deeply about the whole idea of this blogging lark, and about how ‘real’ friendships are made. So, when I first started blogging it was mostly so I could share the photos of my walks with my mum (and my aunty Gill who kindly always reads what we’re up to…) I initially thought blogging would be a lonely endevour as I sit for hooours choosing and editing…

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The Snowshoe Grind – Grouse Mountain

The Snowshoe Grind – Grouse Mountain

This has got to be one of the best snowshoe trails near Vancouver! The Grouse Grind is one of the most famous (and popular) hikes in Vancouver in summer. The winter version, the Snowshoe Grind is far less busy, easier and I think it was even more beautiful that it’s famous summertime cousin. Can walks have cousins? I’m going to say they can! This walk will get your heart pumping (I guess you should expect that from any walk with…

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Best place to see cherry blossoms in Japan – Yoshino!

Best place to see cherry blossoms in Japan – Yoshino!

Nara prefecture has some of the most beautiful places to see sakura, or cherry blossoms in Japan.  Nara park has a huge number of cherry blossom trees, and I do love cycling around the city to see all the blossoms. But, I honestly think the very best place to see cherry blossoms in Japan is in Yoshino, around Yoshino yama (吉野山). I realize that many other prefectures also boast about their beautiful sakura-filled views, so if you can’t make it…

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