Monthly Archives: January 2020

Australian Open 2020

Friday 25 January 2020 Each year since the Australian Open moved to Melbourne Park (formerly Flinders Park) in 1988 I’ve attended the local Australian Tennis Grand Slam missing only 2000, 2010, and 2013 when overseas, so 30 times out of … Continue reading

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Lounge Review – Virgin Australia Canberra Airport Lounge

When visited: January 2020 Time of day: Late Afternoon to early evening Rating: 4.5 / 5

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Destination: Republic of Fiji

Established: 10 October 1970 (from the United Kingdom) Population: 912,241 (2018 estimate) Religion: 64.4% Christianity, 27.9% Hinduism Language: English, Fiji Hindi Capital: Suva Order of Visit: Thirty-Sixth First Visit: 1 November 2010 Last Visit: 5 November 2010 Duration: 5 Days … Continue reading

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Destination: Antarctica

Established: 1959 (Antarctic Treaty signed 1 December 1959) Population: Approximately 4,000 (in Summer months) Religion: None Language: None Original Treaty Countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the … Continue reading

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Destination: New Zealand

Established: 1840 (Treaty of Waitangi) Population: 4.47 million Religion: Christianity  (47.65%) Language: English Capital: Wellington Order of Visit: Second First Visit: 11 November 1999 Last Visit: 21 January 2010 Duration: 31 Days Must Do: Explore Waitomo Caves, Visit Bay of Islands, Remember Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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Destination: Switzerland

Established: 1291 Population: 8.3 million (2019 estimate) Religion: Protestant (51.3%) Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh Capital: Bern Order of Visit: 16 First Visit: 31 May 2006 Last Visit: 7 June 2006 Duration: 8 Days Must Do: Lake Lucerne, Eat delicious … Continue reading

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Destination: United States of America

Established: 1776 Population: 308 million (2010 census) Religion: Protestant (51.3%) Capital: Washington DC Order of Visit: 1 First Visit: 27 November 1986 Last Visit: 29 August 2019 Duration: 155 Days Must Do: Grand Canyon, Deadwood, New York Comedy Clubs, The Alamo, … Continue reading

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