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10 Free Things to do at Sunshine Coast – Australia

fresh veggies at Noosa Market

10 Free Things to do at Sunshine Coast – Australia Australia’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast is situated about midway along Australia’s extensive eastern coast. It runs for 55 km from Noosa in the north to Caloundra in the south. The closest city is Brisbane, just a 1-2 hour drive south (depending on whether you’re traveling to/from …

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10 Free Things to do in Brisbane, Australia

10 Free Things to do in Brisbane, Australia  Australia’s third largest city, sunny Brisbane, is located about midway along Australia’s extensive eastern coast. With flash Gold Coast just to the south and the stunning Sunshine Coast just to the north, Brisbane lies squarely in the heart of Australia’s famed stretch of gorgeous, sun-drenched beaches. The …

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10 Free Things to do in Fiji

10 Free Things to do in Fiji In two recent posts about Fiji, I pointed out that this Pacific island nation actively markets to and caters for budget travelers. All around Fiji’s scattered islands travelers can find beach-side budget resorts, dorm rooms, and inexpensive rooms at city budget hotels & guest houses. Read more about …

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10 Free Things to do in Wellington, New Zealand

10 Free Things to do in Wellington, New Zealand  Wellington is a fabulous city set on a stunning harbor and surrounded by forested mountains. Capital of New Zealand, home of the country’s now-famous film industry, trendy & artsy, outdoorsy & fitness-oriented, filled with top notch restaurants, bars and theaters, it’s by far New Zealand’s best …

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10 Free Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand

10 Free Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand Auckland can be a rather expensive place to visit, as can all of New Zealand, truth be told. Accommodation, food, public transportation, petrol, attractions and entry fees are all pricey. For visitors traveling on a budget, that can seriously limit what you’re able to see and …

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10 Free Things to do in Sydney

10 Free Things to do in Sydney During the past 10 years, prices in Australia have been rising dramatically all over the country. Since then costs have increased so much that nowadays all of Australia’s major cities are regularly listed among the top 20 most expensive cities in the world! Sydney is the most expensive …

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10 Free Things to do in Penang – pt 2

Armenian Street - Penang

10 Free Things to do in Penang – pt 2 A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, Penang was one of the most important ports on the old Asian trading route. From the late 1700s, its free port status attracted merchants, laborers and traders from China, India, Sumatra and Europe. They all set up businesses, …

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10 Free Things to do in Malacca – Malaysia

10 Free Things to do in Malacca – Malaysia Melacca is a famous historical port town on the west coast of Malaysia, located about 2 hours southwest of Kuala Lumpur. For several centuries from the mid 1400s, Malacca was one of the most important ports on the old Asian trading route. It attracted traders, merchants …

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10 Free Things to do in Singapore Chinatown

10 Free Things to do in Singapore Chinatown While Singapore is my favorite city in the world, the city’s Chinatown district is an area I have decidedly avoided for many years. Sadly the beautiful colonial Chinese shop-house buildings lining the main streets are buried behind a dense horde of tacky, chaotic souvenir stalls that clog …

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10 More Free Things to do in Singapore (pt 3)

Singapore cityscape

10 More Free Things to do in Singapore (pt 3) Just when I think Singapore can’t get any better, I visit again and discover even more great places to go and things to do. Some are things I just hadn’t yet discovered. But most are new places, new events or new activities that have been …

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