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5 thing to do in Tasmania

Tasmania is an island full of surprises. It’s located 240km South of Australia separated by the Bass Strait. Tasmania has long kept its natural beauty and tourists are now turning their attention to this magnificent island for their vacation. With low airfares to get you here this island of inspiration surely won’t disappoint you.  Here are my top picks for things to do when visiting Tassie.

West Coast Wilderness Railway
In the late 19th century, Mt Lyell Mine railway was the original railway operating in this area and it has been restored to its original glory, the West Coast Wilderness Railway. This 22 mile route in the Tasmanian wilderness was once traveled read more

Scuba diving in Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh has been credited for giving the Red Sea an international reputation as one of the worlds best diving destinations, located on the Southern tip of Sinai peninsula in Egypt,  its city is situated between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai. Let me help you take your diving gear and head out with a little glimpse of which dive sites suits your certification, but be warned you’ll be looking at booking Sharm El Sheik holidays immediately after reading! 3 Main Diving Regions in Sharm el Sheikh 1) Na’ama Bay Developed in the early 80’s, this long sandy bay is now complete with seafronts that present a beautiful paved walkway lined with bougainvillea and oleander. This is where shops, restaurants and sheesha cafes can be found and the place to be in the evenings, it gets loud after midnight. 2) Ras Um Sid Cliff Ras Um Sid Cliff is about five minutes from Sharm. This area links Na’ama bay and Sharm El Maya. Hotels in this region are located in the high cliffs, all of which have breath-taking views (and even more breath-taking prices). 3) Sharm El Maya The area of Sharm El Maya has been recently developed and is the name of the old town of Sharm El Sheikh. Its sandy beach offers a profusion of palm trees. It is also surrounded by three well protected areas: the Ras Mohammed Natural Protected Park, the Nabq Protected Area and the St. Katherine National Park. The bay is a natural harbour and is the home port of many small boats. Dive Sites The Straits of Tiran have four great offshore reefs that can offer excellent diving conditions and are definitely a to-do on your list. This is where the Red Sea starts and the Gulf of Aqaba stops. This dive site is the opening to the Red Sea so strong currents can push in the reefs with steep drops so it requires good diving skills, so it’s not ideal for beginners. It is also best known for its diverse coral, abundant fish life and for its drift diving potential. 1) Ras Mohammed Ras Mohammed is located anout 20km south of Sharm El Sheikh on a slim peninsula towards the southern tip of Sinai. The area of Ras Mohammed can only be accessed from resorts and liveaboard diving cruises. The Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef are surely the prize of Ras Mohammed, offering the opportunity to see every single species of fish in the Red Sea. The Anemome City is one of the most beautiful sites to see where you can get delightfully caught within the hustle and bustle of the underwater while all the anemone fish are living amongst it. 2) Sha’ab Mahmoud There are five dive sites in Sha’ab Mahmoud, and they have a special highlight. Dunraven was a British steamer merchant ship on route from Bombay to Newcastle, it tragically sunk but now it lies 29 metres underwater here, offering amazing dives;  penetrate the wreck and feeling the thrill is something truly special. Cheapest way to dive in the Red Sea The cheapest way to go diving in the Red Sea is to go when there are promos, also don’t be shy about asking for discounts from the dive shops. It also helps if you bring your own equipment as they can charge you less for just paying for a tank. Unfortunately, diving is never really a cheap sport, so if you’re hooked on it, be prepared to part with your cash! Enjoy guys

Top 5 things to do in Perth

Perth has been getting a lot of good press recently, and I can see why! Not only does it have the largest inner city park in the world, it’s also not quite the tourist hotspot like Sydney and Melbourne, which means you won’t be fighting with all the other backpackers for hostels and bars! Perth gets 300 sunshine days per year so how can you resist and not visit a city where it shines all year round, not to mention the fact that there are so many cheap flights to Perth from all around the country? Read on to know more about Perth and the list of five top things to do there:

Perth CBD
Perth CBD is where to go to do some shopping or museum hopping. One of the tourist highlights in the CBD is the Swan Bell Tower, it gets mixed reviews but it’s still the number one sight to see. It can also be great to stroll along the Swan River shore or take read more