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365 Places: Udipur

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Day 83: Udipur, India In The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the residents of the hotel in Jaipur venture on a trip to the nearly city of Udipur, famous for its beautiful lake. Udaipur… Continue reading

365 Places: Jaipur

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Day 82: Jaipur, India Earlier this week we watched a wonderful film about a bunch of English retirees who move to this wonderful, falling down, chaotic palace in Jaipur. The Best Exotic Marigold… Continue reading

365 Places: The National Arboretum

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Day 81: The National Arboretum Yesterday we went to the National Arboretum which was a great way to spend a bit of time on a Saturday afternoon. The Visitor’s Centre is a beautiful building, with… Continue reading

365 Places: Connecting Nodes

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Day 80: Finding more connections. A friend recently sent me a blog post which had relevance to some of my earlier posts about making connections between worlds: especially my post about the Yorta Yorta people and their… Continue reading

Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride, Part 1

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We have arrived in Turkey! Contributed by Gerald Maclean 8-9 Aug On the 8th, we got up at 3:00 am and by 5:00 were at Heathrow Terminal Three ready for our 6:50 flight to… Continue reading

Finding the Ghosts of K Road

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Originally posted on Tracey M Benson || Bytetime:
Overview Finding the Ghosts of K Road was a project produced for ADA Mesh Cities, Auckland 2014. Local K Road historian Edward Bennett also contributed significantly…

Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride

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Getting ready: 7 August Contributed by Gerald Maclean Donna and I leave from Heathrow for Turkey first thing tomorrow morning. Why are we doing it again? Taking to the saddle to ride horses… Continue reading

365 Places: Mount Stromlo

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Day 79: Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, ACT, Australia Today we went to one of my favourite places for a weekend drive on a winter day: Mount Stromlo. When there is snow up on… Continue reading

The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride, Part 6

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The 2009 Ride – The Final Chapter Contributed by Gerald Maclean We camped in the open. We were always happy to wake up in the morning. And we were always eager and more… Continue reading

The Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2009 Expeditionary Ride, Part 5

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The next installment Contributed by Gerald Maclean In some villages, elder statesman reported what they believed Evliya to have said about their locality. In Ücbaş, we were told Evliya had praised the local… Continue reading