French Polynesia | Pitcairn Island | Part 2

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Hi PMC Members, After a few days we are able to drop anchor and enjoy the warm waters and white sands on a few of the very small inhabited islands. Most of the islands require a short zodiac trip across some moderate swells to reach our destinations.However our safety is assured by the skilled engineers who know when to tell ... Read More

French Polynesia | Tahiti | Part 1

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Hi PMC Members, A few weeks back, I was able to realise a long held bucket list dream of exploring the French South Pacific or French Polynesia and the Islands of Pitcairn and Easter Island. This is such a remote and sparsely populated area of the Pacific Ocean that few travellers really have an opportunity to travel across these distances ... Read More

Norfolk Island – PMC International Workshop 2016 – Pt 2

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Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island Update Wednesday on Norfolk Island was a lazy day. As a group we decided to go do the tour of Colleen McCullough's house. Colleen passed away two years ago and was the author of many books. The most famous was Thornbirds - her second book. Only part of the house was available to us, but what fantastic collection ... Read More

Norfolk Island – PMC International Workshop 2016

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Norfolk Island
We arrived here on Norfolk Island last Saturday for a week of fun and education with our PMC members. On Saturday night many of us got together to renew old friendships and make new ones over dinner and a few wines. This turned out to be a fantastic evening with Andrew Portelli taking over the mic to sing a few ... Read More

Trans Siberian Rail Tour – Moscow

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Finally we have arrived in Moscow. After travelling for 15 days and over 7,000 kms or the same as Sydney to Perth and return we have arrived. With so many things to have seen and such different cultures across the Chinese, Mongolian, Siberian and Russian location, it seems more like a lifetime. But we are glad to have reached our journey’s ... Read More

Trans Siberian Rail Tour – Gold Train

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Hi all Just wanted to give you a glimpse of life on board our Gold Train as we travel across a vast land of some 7,000 plus kms, Sydney to Perth and back, over 15 days of travel. As we have no laundry facilities on board the train, we need to give our dirty clothes to our guide assistant for ... Read More

Trans Siberian Rail Tour – Mongolia

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Hi to all Our Trans Siberian Train journey started on the train in Mongolia. Where in the world is Mongolia you may well ask? It is a land locked country that has its borders with China and Russia. It was once the ruler of both China and Russia when Mongol leader Genghis Khan (1162-1227) conquered lands from China across eastern ... Read More

Trans Siberian Rail Tour – Lake Baikal

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Lake Baikal
Hi All, Just to let you know that life on board the Train is not always on the train. There was a stop to enjoy an evening BBQ meal on our exclusive rail section for Lake Baikal. Lake Baikal is known worldwide as the largest lake by volume in the world. It is the deepest lake in the world, and its ... Read More

Trans Siberian Rail Tour – Exciled Decembrists

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Exciled Decembrists
Hi All, In December of 1825, a group of Noble army officers who had been fighting in France against Napoleon, returned home with ideas of Liberty and wanted to bring such changes to Russia. This of course was a revolutionary idea in Czarist Russia. Even though these men were of Noble families they still wanted life to change in Russia. ... Read More

Trans Siberian Rail Tour – Siberia

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Trans Siberian Rail Tour - Siberia
Hi to all, Our time along the Trans Siberian rail system across Siberia and the town of Irkutsk provided many opportunities to learn new aspects of life in this vast land. We visited a family home for lunch and then we took a walk through the forest and learnt to identify the different trees and what they were used for in ... Read More