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Dan

Just your average guy doing his 9 - 5 job as a Senior Payroll Officer by day, writing about his travel adventures and hopefully giving you inspiration and ideas for your next travel adventure here at loneXplorer...

GALLERY: Lizard Island’s Anchor Bay
in Australia, Far North Queensland, Lizard Island

GALLERY: Lizard Island’s Anchor Bay

For just over a year I lived and worked on a tropical island in Far North Queensland, usually reserved for the rich or famous. Lizard Island is one of the most extraordinary and beautiful islands in Australia and I am going to share with you some photo galleries in several parts to showcase the beauty of this island. Lizard Island recently was devastated by category 5...

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14 Jun 2014
Are Travel Money Cards really worth the hassle?
in Travel Advice

Are Travel Money Cards really worth the hassle?

The Australian travel money card market is becoming increasingly saturated each year with more and more players offering a new product usually offering a pre paid debit card linked to Visa or Mastercard that will include a range of the most popular currencies with virtual wallets. It can be quite overwhelming trying to decide which product offers the best value for money with some having...

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31 May 2014
Australia’s Premier Drive: The Great Ocean Road
in Victoria

Australia’s Premier Drive: The Great Ocean Road

It’s one of Australia’s greatest drives, if not one of the greatest in the world and the name says it all; the scenic Great Ocean Road. It begins in the costal own of Torquay, 20km south of the state of Victoria’s second largest city Geelong or about 95km south east from the capital city, Melbourne. The other end of this amazing stretch of road ends in the...

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27 May 2014
Step back in time on Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands
in Turkey

Step back in time on Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands

Today being the final full day of my trip to Turkey, it was time to see another part of Istanbul away from the main city and tourist areas. The Princes’ Islands are located about 20km south east of Istanbul and are best known for their relaxing nature and lack of motorised transportation; the only way to get around on these islands is by horse and...

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25 May 2014
Canakkale to Istanbul via Gallipoli: Day 11 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
in Topdeck Turkey Explored, Turkey

Canakkale to Istanbul via Gallipoli: Day 11 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

Today is the final full day of the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour, this morning we depart the city of Canakkale and catch the ferry back to the European side of Turkey to the Gallipoli Peninsula to the site where the ANZAC legend was born back in 1915 during World War I. Once we have experienced a history lesson that resonates close to most of us on...

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12 May 2014
Kusadasi to Canakkale via Troy: Day 10 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
in Topdeck Turkey Explored, Turkey

Kusadasi to Canakkale via Troy: Day 10 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

Today we begin day 10 of our Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour by leaving the port town of Kusadasi and head further north to check out the famous ancient city of Troy, we visit the Trojan Horse and spend the night in the costal city of Canakkale and visit another famous Trojan Horse. Canakkale is situated close to the Gallipoli battle grounds which we will explore on...

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12 May 2014
Fethiye to Kusadasi via Pamukkale & Ephesus: Day 08 & 09 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
in Topdeck Turkey Explored, Turkey

Fethiye to Kusadasi via Pamukkale & Ephesus: Day 08 & 09 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

On this next leg of the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour we leave behind the sea and head to our next destination of Kusadasi. During our travels over the next two days we experience the fascinating carbonate terraces of Pamukkale and check out the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. 14 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – Fethiye to Kusadasi This morning we leave bright and early, departing the costal town...

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11 May 2014
Cappadocia to Konya – Day 05 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour
in Topdeck Turkey Explored, Turkey

Cappadocia to Konya – Day 05 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour

After a memorable two nights in Cappadocia it was now time to move onto our next destination on the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour, today we are heading to the conservative city of Konya for what will be a very short overnight stop and one to remember. Along the way we will also make a stop at a Cappadocian ceramic factory where all those items in the Grand Bazaar come from and explore one of the famous underground cities at Kaymakli with a local guide.

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30 Mar 2014
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