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Last time we took a virtual Alaska cruise vacation (you can read about it via this link), and today we offer you to explore the Land Down Under and the Land of the Long White Cloud. Yes, we are going to check several videos of Australia and New Zealand cruises ! Let’s go! Ovation of the Seas...
I was ready to fly over Tahiti on a helicopter, but it turned out that the company that had provided this service was closed as of the time of my visit. I found a paragliding club (!) Aairevasion in a short time. They are completely informal: had no club room, they gather at an agreed time in an...
Here you can find the first part of this review. Tahiti is a country of surfers. On the map, the island of Tahiti is similar to the eight of two fused volcanoes. The most part is called Tahiti Nui (nui in Polynesian means big), and the smaller one is Tahiti Iti (iti: small). The locals live...
This is a review about magical Tahiti. Tahiti is about 1045 sq.km. of volcanic mountains overgrown with jungles, and 180 kilometers of coast consisting mainly of corals, pebbles or dark volcanic sand. Men have their own, special tattoos on each Polynesian island. Many people love Papeete, the...
This time I'd like to tell you a story about Sydney. This will be a story in pictures. Little Riley St. Surry Hills Kawa Cafe 117 Oxford St. I've been in almost all countries of the world. Sydney along with several other cities is the only place where you are...
In Sydney, next to the aquarium and the zoo that I've already told you about, there is the Madame Tussauds Museum. You can buy one ticket for these three attractions and it will cost much cheaper than separate tickets. We decided to visit each of them. You can love such museums or...
Sydney at night is magnificent. Here's a view of Downtown and the Harbour Bridge. Here's the same view but with the Sydney Opera House. The Harbour Bridge is one of the largest steel arched bridges in the world. It got the nickname "The Coat Hanger" among...
Hello, my dear friends! I'd like to share this short review of a sea with you! However, the sea was very stormy on that day, which allowed us to see the true value of its power and strength, but not to enjoy the swimming :) Let's look at the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney! This beach...
These are the famous Fijian beaches. It was a day off, there was no any single free square meter for many kilometers around Suva on the beach: Nausori is the most beautiful town in Fiji with the remaining colonial buildings and Indo-Fijians. inhabiting it. Naousori stands on the amazingly wide...
Suva is an absolutely beautiful capital of the South Pacific... Suva has an excellent colonial city center, not yet completely overgrown with skyscrapers with a siding finish. The future is already there, but the remnants of the old life seem to be enough for our generation. The geography of...
Today we will take a walk around Wild Life Sydney Zoo. In general, there are two zoos in Sydney - compact WildLife and huge Taronga Zoo. This review is about WildLife Sydney. This is a small and very cozy zoo dedicated to the animals of the Australian continent....
I really love fish and other sea and ocean inhabitants. Therefore, we visit aquariums during almost every trip. This time I'll show you Sydney Aquarium. This is a nice cozy place with many inhabitants of the underwater depths. The aquarium is located on the eastern side of Darling Harbour...
Here you can find the first part of this review. In the heart of Noumea, there's the magnificent Mwa Ka - a giant Kanak totem pole in the heart of Noumea. It was built in 2005 in memory of the funeral date of September 24, 1853 - the day of the capture of New Caledonia by the French. The...
If you take a plane in the area of the Australian Great Barrier Reef and fly eastwards, then in 2 hours you will see New Caledonia . This is the third largest island in Oceania (after the islands of New Zealand and New Guinea). The capital of New Caledonia is one of the finest cities in the world...
New Caledonia From Above. P1 New Caledonia From Above. P2 There are many beautiful beaches on the island of New Caledonia. This is a cottage settlement on artificial canals with sea water. Naia. This settlement is under construction: The erosion of the coast (which is little on the...
Here you can find the beginning of this review. The island has an amazing variety of landscapes and views: It has a distinguishing feature among the islands of Oceania - the rich world of conifers: Finally, we saw The Heart of Voh - the most famous (thanks to the cover of Jan Arthus-...
If you take a plane in the area of the Australian Great Barrier Reef and fly east, you will see New Caledonia 2 hours later. This is the third largest island in Oceania (after New Zealand and New Guinea). It may take a couple of days to travel around New Caledonia by car. But we went to the...
Today I'll tell you about Wellington - the capital of New Zealand. Wellington is also called the city of winds. Indeed, the wind in the city is very, very strong. While staying in Oakland, I walked in shorts and in "flip flops" (which, according to the New Zealanders, were invented on the green...
Let's continue our tour of the South Island (New Zealand. Moving to the South Island. P.1)! We are in the small town of Picton now. Cheap hotels in New Zealand are called "backpackers". The New Zealand railway is called "Kiwi Rail". I traveled on the train from the small port of...
We left the small North Island of New Zealand and headed to the large South Island. Our ship left the southern gate of the North Island - Wellington - to sail to the northern gate of the South Island - the New Zealand port of Picton. Here are the last pictures of the hilly "city of winds" -...
Lautoka is the second largest city of the main island and its sugar capital: here's the largest plant for processing sugar cane, the largest export port, and the narrow gauge railways were pulled together for the export of cane from the fields. Lautoka is beautiful. This is an abandoned narrow-...
I decided to take one of the most interesting day trips from Queenstown - a tour of Milford Sound - the New Zealand's capital of the fjords. It takes about 2.5-3 hours on a winding mountain road, although the distance in a straight line from Queenstown to Milford Sound is only 80 kilometers. The...
Let's continue our tour of Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian Grand Prix. P.1)! Kuala Lumpur has a butterfly park (Taman Rama) with a very large collection. Our next stop was a bird park which contains more than 200 species of the volatiles. Many birds freely wander on the...
Kuala Lumpur is a large metropolis, lying on a small area. Area of the city is only 250 square kilometers and a population - almost 3 million people. This is the National Palace - Istana Negara. Now it is the official residence of the King of Malaysia. The palace was built in 1928 by the Chinese...

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