Taronga Zoo. Animals abound, but the view!

The view from the Taronga Zoo.

While Taronga Zoo might not have the most amazing collection of animals or the most stunning of enclosures, it has a view that is unmatched. Appropriately named, Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view.

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Chicago. A city to love despite its problems.

Chicago River

Cold? Yes, but oddly cosy at the same time. This great city has some many eclectic neighbourhoods in which you can find great food and interesting people to chat with. Now before you say it, yes, Chicago has its fair share of problems.

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The Hunter Valley. Australia’s Wine Country.

The Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley, just a few hours north of Sydney, is a beautiful part of the world. Known for the rolling hills, kangaroos, spectacular views and great Sémillon and Shiraz wines. In fact, the rugged Australian landscape gives the world some of the best Sémillon wines you’ll find anywhere.

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Hoover Dam. A Modern Marvel of Engineering.

Hoover Dam

25 miles south-east of Las Vegas, in the middle of the desert south-west, sits an engineering marvel. The Hoover Dam, built during the Great Depression of the 1930’s, spans the border between Nevada and Arizona and plays host to over a million visitors each year.

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Bondi Beach. Being a tourist in my hometown.

When we think about our next holiday, we often think about those far away, tropical destinations – or those amazing landmarks and wonders of the world in remote corners of the world. But take a minute and look at what’s closer to home.

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