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A trip to the tailors…

06 Oct

In Hoi An , there were alot of tailors and they all had wonderful dresses and suites on display! Some even made shoes!!

Almost all of us got something made!;
Mike: A suite with 3 tops and an extra pair of pants
Andrew: A suite with 3 shirts
Rachael: Two lovely skirts
Bec: An amazing dress

It was a lot of fun , they had to measure you and ask you what color you wanted!!

 
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Scooters

18 Sep

Wow , Vietnam is amazing! I have enjoyed it so much.

There are so many different lanes and they all seem to have the same thing (e.g shoe street) But the one thing that every single street or road you go past or see there are SCOOTERS!! They’re everywhere. Every single lane way! Its amazing

but the downside is …. HOOOONNKKK every one just blows their horns! Even if theres no reason.

Having an amazing time, Bec

 
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Shopping!

15 Sep

Ha long bay shopping

As I was looking through websites one interested me it said ‘checkout the night market’ that sounded interesting! Will be going there

Ha long bay also has various floating shops locals even row boats filled with beer! (for dad and Andrew!)

An interesting fact was that most shops also accept US dollars!

Hanoi shopping.

The most common clothing in Hanoi is textiles and common clothes. But it will not disappoint you.

This city also has a good range of night and day markets!

Ho chi min city shopping

Ho chi min city is more handmade dresses and suites. There are also the main tourist clothing the ‘I ❤ Vietnam tee shirts’

Hoi an shopping

Hoi an is FULL of cheap tailors that will make you anything you want for a very cheap price. ALL tailors speak both English and French , so you should be able to communicate with them!
Rebecca xoxo

 
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Dubai Top 5

28 Oct

Dubai is truly an amazing city  -  towering skyscrapers  built to a master plan.  Everywhere you look there  is huge  construction – what was desert one day, is a whole new skyscraper the next. @got to  admire the udacity of the  vision  and the progress towards delivering  on it.  The UAE  has definately bought into the biggest is best mentality…we  went to the biggest mall in the world (eat your heart  out Kim D) and the taallest tower. 

My top 5:

1. 4WDing in the desert (listening to Sam squeal  like a girl)

2. Swimming in the  Arabian sea….so warm!

3. The view from the tallest building in the  world    – what a way to aapprreciate the scale  of  development  in Dubai and the rate  of  progress.

4. The hommous here is  FANTASTIC.

5. G&T’s at the beach  bar at the Hilton

Sad  to be going home.  Could continue the adventure foreever!

 
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heading home

28 Oct

now we are at the Abu Dhabi international airport, in 3 hours we are catching a plane to melbourne. it will take 14 hours . i am ok about coming back because i have missed you all but i am sad about leaving  Europe.  see you all later. from sam :)

 
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Castles in Provence

17 Oct

In the past couple of days we have been to a couple of castles (A Chateau in French) the most recent castle was the best it had catapaults, stocks, battering rams and some places in the castle with some information and you could go in the stocks! The castle was in Les Baux. By Sam

Les Baux Chateau, cut into the side of the hill

Catapults – used to throw rocks and naughty children (OK, the children bit isnt factually correct)

Sam in the stocks, we eventually let him out

 
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Our Ochre house

14 Oct

Where we are staying in Roussillion is very beautiful. Its beautiful because……

……there is a grape vine and some chairs out the front,when you come inside you will find the living/dining/kitchen room and next to the little tiny kitchen is a staircase,when you go up,there is one big room(my mum and dads)and a bathroom on that floor .On the next floor there is my brother and I’s room we have a little balcony where you can see the roof and a view. That was a description of our house! By Becca

 
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The colors of Roussillon

14 Oct

In Roussillon there are a lot of artists,and most of them use the ochre from the nearby cliffs and the colors also cover the houses here.The colors are red,orange,yellow and a mixture between all of them! I think it brings out the towns sun because its not all grey and black to make it dull its light and pretty! By Becca

 
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Bonjour Rousillion!

14 Oct

We were up early the next day, eager to get to Rousillion, were we would plant ourselves for the next week. On arrival in Rousillion, I blessed Mike for the hours of internet research he put in to find our house in this gorgeous rust coloured village, perched on top of ochre cliffs and surveying the Luberon. Richly deserving of its title as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Rousillion is everything we had hoped for – a charming small village in a fabulous location, with a great patisserie, bistrots, a charcuterie with ham to die for…a place to relax and soak in some of the rural French atmosphere. As I type this, I am sitting on our terrace, under the old grape vine, drinking the local Rose. We have had another lovely day – breakfast of croissants and coffee delivered in bed (admittedly, the bed is small and rock hard – the only flaw I can find), followed by trawl through the local market, a trek through the forest to admire the Ochre cliffs of Rousillion, and a delicious lunch of local cheeses, ham and baguettes.

Happy Birthday Poppy! Hope you enjoyed your day as much as I have enjoyed mine! Love to you and everyone at home from all of us in Provence!

 
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Annecy to Gap

14 Oct

After our rainy drive from Annecy along the Route Napoloeon, where we just occaisonally managed to see more huge and still snow-clad mountains peeking above and below the clouds hanging over long valleys with alpine rivers meandering through the middle, we arrived in Gap and had a wonder through the narrow lanes plus the obligitary pre-dinner drink in the village square. Our hotel was uninspiring (think 80′s pink and grey), but happily the local Bistro specialised in regional foods, and we enjoyed our brouchettes (skewers with many different types of mayonnaise).

 
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