Author: Conrad

Marina Bay Sands Hotel at night lit up by red lighting taken from Gardens by the Bay - Singapore
By Conrad

Singapore

Many think of Singapore as a stopover on their way to Australia or South East Asia or a bland financial centre and although it can be all those things, scratching the surface a little you will discover a highly organised city with a mélange of cultures working and living together each with their own diversity, traditions, style and of course cuisines

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Looking over the valley at the rain in the mountains while the sun is shining in the foreground
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Colorado

Durango – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – South Fork – Great Sand Dunes National Park- Colorado Springs – Pikes Peak – Denver To European tourists Colorado is seen as a winter destination for winter sports enthusiasts and apart from Mesa Verde we generally stick to the loop around southern Utah and California where…

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Picture from an ally way of an aqua blue weather board house in West Queen West
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A week in Toronto

A week in any city is never really enough time to fully explore all the neighbourhoods, cool bars and restaurants, shops, parks, galleries and museums or to get a real feel for the city, but it does give you enough time to get a feel for the vibe and the people who live there.  Toronto feels…

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Picture of Bears on Ice 2015 on the Golden Circle tour posing for a group picture
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Fun in Iceland with Bears on Ice

Iceland Everyone who has every done an image search for Iceland understands that it’s a wonderful country with stunning natural landscapes. In the North Atlantic, very expensive and mix this with the lack of warm weather and it’s not high on the list for most tourists. Bears on Ice For the last couple of years…

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Beer Burst at the Denver Wrangler
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Denver and the Denver Wrangler

Denver, Colorado like Melbourne, Australia with a population of around 4 million seems to only be able to support generally one good bear bar where everyone congregates and the bear scene is a real community; for me these are the best bear bars in the world.  When cities are larger there is more competition and generally the…

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Gasoline Alley
By Conrad

Santa Fe NM – Durango CO

While planning our route to Durango from Santa Fe with our Macnally map we saw there are many scenic roads to the north of the city in the Carson National Forest.  We planned to make a loop before heading north on the 84 to Pagosa Springs and then west on the 160 to Durango. There weren’t many…

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Rietveld Shröder House
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Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht is one of these places that I have passed many times as it’s around 40km south of the main tourist hot-spot of Amsterdam.  Being alone this weekend and since the weather was meant to be stunning (and probably the last good weekend before winter sets in) I decided to visit Utrecht; also as a…

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