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Travel stories from Mudmap....

Travel stories from Mudmap.... | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it

These articles are a selection of travel-related postings, mudmap.wordpress.com and a great place for me to post the thousands of photos I have from my travels.  As a very non-professional photographer, I believe that taking a lot of photos will enable me to find a couple that are fabulous!  And so far it has worked out for me.

 

Enjoy!  And feel free to visit me at:

www.facebook.com/mudmap

https://mudmap.wordpress.com

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10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist

10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it
10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist: Fantastical places exist not only in movies and fairy tales, but in the real wor...
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Prehistoric Australia

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Naracoorte is a small town in the south-east of the state of South Australia. It is about four hours drive from Adelaide, so more of an overnight stay than a day-trip, if being attempted with child...
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Adelaide Botanic Gardens

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In the parklands across the road from the northern entrance. Adelaide Botanic Gardens, sit on the eastern end of North Terrace adjacent to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and forming part of the Parkla...
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In the red hot centre

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Despite having lived in Australia almost my entire life, I had never been to the Northern Territory prior to 2008. My family, as English immigrants, had spent every school holiday for my entire chi...
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Cruising for Trouble

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Guess what I got for Christmas? I got a brochure for a cruise around the Mediterranean stopping off at points north, south, east and west of the sea – a quick jaunt around fifteen countries (...
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Château Langeais

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We happened upon this castle – and it really is more a castle than a château – by happy accident. It is situated in the midst of the town of Langeais on the River Loire. Built of a dar...
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Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway - seeing Aurora Borealis on a budget

Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway - seeing Aurora Borealis on a budget | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it
The Northern Lights will be at their best for 50 years in 2012. But how to see the phenomenon without going broke? We show you how.
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Pretty pictures en France

Pretty pictures en France | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it

As well as the many sites we visited, there were some photos that, while not fitting into any particular story, are gorgeous. So here are a few!

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Theme Parks, French style

Theme Parks, French style | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it

Travelling with children meant we tried to mix up the type of sites we went to: famous landmarks, educational sites, impressive historic castles - and theme parks.

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Chartres

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Chartres is a city located 96km south west of Paris. We travelled through Chartres on our way to Mont Saint Michel on the west coast.

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Fontainebleau – Versailles without the queues

Fontainebleau – Versailles without the queues | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it

We loved Fontainebleau even more than Versailles for one major reason (the title may have given it away): no queues.

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An unknown Chateau

An unknown Chateau | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it
We visited this stunning Chateau on our recent travails around France. Unfortunately my labelling of photographs seems to have failed me here and I cannot identify which Chateau it is. Also, it wa...
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The Cool Hunter - Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

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amazing photos The Cool Hunter - Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

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Gumeracha Medieval Fair

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I finally made it to the Gumeracha Medieval Fair, after having seen advertisements for many years. Set in scenic Federation Park in Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills, the themed marquees, the central...
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Bicentiennial Conservatory

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At the north-eastern end of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens is the Bicentennial Conservatory – a nautilus-shell-shaped glass and steel structure which is visible from certain western facing poin...
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South Australian Museum

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A trip to the South Australian Museum, on North Terrace in Adelaide. A few photographs of the Pacific Islander collection and the building, the war memorial and an abandoned building on North Terra...
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Old Melbourne Jail and the Melbourne Aquarium

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In May of 2010 we visited Melbourne to see the Titanic Exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. While we were impressed to be in the same room as some of the artefacts that had been brought up from the ...
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Saumer

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Chateau Saumer was another accidental find. Built on the high ground in the town of Saumer overlooking the Loire Valley, the remnants of the original castle walls can be spotted in the town below. ...
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Another mystery château

Another mystery château | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it

appealling for help - anyone know the name of this beautiful French chateau?

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Troglodyte village of Rochemenier

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Rochemenier is a tiny above-ground village in central France but it has an amazing tourist attraction in the centre of the village. Until 1920, some of the rural-dwellers of this village lived unde...
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Where Da Vinci lived

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Da Vinci spent his last few years in the picturesque town of Amboise, where he was provided with a house and gardens by his patron. This property is now preserved as a tourist attraction providing...
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La Seine

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Every Francophile (and everyone with basic geographical knowledge of France) knows that Paris is built around the River Seine. Stretching east-west through the city, the Seine cuts through the most...
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The troglodytes of Maison Fort de Reignac

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Maison Fort de Reignac is a 14th century fort clinging to the side of a vertical cliff. It is a combination castle/fort which towers about five or six stories of uneven floors, winding staircases a...
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the amazing gardens of Château de Villandry

the amazing gardens of Château de Villandry | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it
I find geometric designs very attractive - almost mesmerising - so one of the more memorable châteaux we visited in France was Château de Villandry in the Loire Valley (Vallee de Loire) which boa...
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Montignac – une très belle ville!

Montignac – une très belle ville! | Five-star backpacker | Scoop.it
One of the many gorgeous little towns we stayed in during our trip around France was Montignac. Montignac is in the Dordogne Valley, a couple of hours south-west of Paris in the region known as Aqu...
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