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Macau, China: Things to Know Before You Go

By: Heather

Macau, otherwise known as the “Las Vegas of China”, is located about an hour west of Hong Kong. It is semi-bordered by China on its North and West sides. The Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is made up of the Macau Peninsula, and the islands of Taipa, Coloane, and Cotai. Each location provides its own flare & favorite things to do and see with the Macau Peninsula being the most popular with tourists.

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Road Tripping Australia - Bondi Beach

Road Tripping: Australia Part 1 – Sydney to The Great Ocean Road

By: Matthew

A road trip across Australia can only be described as epic. It is also the only way you can get a sense of the scale of this country. We had seventeen days and a grand plan that had us traversing some 5,630 km’s (3,498 miles) and past as many landmarks as we thought we could manage. Just to give you some idea of the journey ahead it would be like driving from LAX to JFK and then down to Charlotte, NC.

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Angkor Wat: Things to Know Before You Go

By: Matthew

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and is but a piece of the more important ancient city of Angkor. Scientists now believe that Angkor was the largest pre-industrial city in the world, containing some 1,000 square kilometers (390 sq miles). As a result, there are seemingly an endless number of temples to explore.

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Touring Old Melbourne Gaol

Touring the Old Melbourne Gaol and City Watch House

By: Matthew

I will start with – We loved this place! We had the pleasure of being led by Troy, and we could have listened to his Australian history lessons for days. His stories of Ned Kelly, Australia’s number one folk hero, were particularly interesting. The stories of Ned’s rebellion are fascinating and add an extra layer to your overall Melbourne Gaol experience. Look for more about Kelly from IronOutlaw.

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Eureka Skydeck Melbourne

Our Visit to Eureka Skydeck and The Edge

By: Heather

The Skydeck is the Southern Hemisphere’s Highest Viewing Point Platform. Once in Melbourne, it’s hard to miss the building towering over the city at 297.3m/975ft high. The building design was influenced by the Eureka Stockade rebellion during the Victorian Gold Rush era. The windows on the top 10 floors are coated in 24 karat gold, a red line symbolizes blood shed, and the blue and white lines define the Stockade flag. Take a good look at the white horizontal lines across the building. What do they remind you of? If you guessed a ruler, you are correct.

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