Monthly Archives: October 2019

Some photos from my Melbourne trip

Melbourne was the final stop on my holiday, it’s a more laid-back city, where you can get your fill of culture, art, and food.  And coffee.  Do some people-watching at Federation Square and Flinders Street Station.  Take a bus tour … Continue reading

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Some photos from my Sydney trip

Throughout the planning stage of this month-long holiday, the one part that was non-negotiable was being in Sydney for my birthday.  It’s one of my favorite cities in the world, so it was an easy decision.  Check out the gallery … Continue reading

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Some photos from my Singapore trip

Singapore definitely makes my list of the most beautiful cities at night.  Hard to believe they got to where they are now in just 54 years.  Check out some photos of one of their newest attractions – The Jewel at … Continue reading

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Some photos from my Perth trip

In Perth, the highlight is undoubtedly Rottnest Island, the native land of the quokka.  These critters are friendly and unafraid of humans, as I suppose they have not yet learned to fear us. Next comes a train trip to Fremantle, … Continue reading

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Some photos from my Christchurch trip

In Christchurch, the photos start from the Botanic Gardens and Canterbury Museum (both free), then wander the city center and visit the still earthquake-damaged cathedral.  Next comes a day trip outside the city to visit the filming location of Edoras … Continue reading

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Some photos from my Auckland trip

Since Flickr changed formats under Smugmug, I went looking for alternatives.  I decided to try Imgur this time.  It’s good for a photo dump, but there are inconveniences.  You can’t rearrange or add images to an existing post.  You can … Continue reading

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Trip summary of points/miles redemption

I have mentioned how I used almost all of my frequent flyer miles and hotel points on this trip.  For the exact numbers, here’s where they went. SFO-SYD-AKL for 40k United miles (Economy+ seat purchase reimbursed from Hilton Aspire) CHC-PER … Continue reading

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