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The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe

In Travel, Australia, The rest by tony6 Comments

Featured Image: WC Piguenit Flood in the Darling 1890, Oil on Canvas, 1895, 123 x 199 cm  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 November 2019 The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe Don’t sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight. (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, 1969) It is long past time for sugarcoating. We should be sick of the obfuscation and …

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Yellowstone 101

In Travel, USA by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Canada Geese, Mary Bay, Yellowstone Lake  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2019 Yellowstone National Park 101 Introduction I mentioned in my recent article Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone that Yellowstone National Park was the first destination on a tour of western national parks on 9 May 2019. Before we joined the tour Denise and I hired a car …

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Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber

In Amazonia, Travel, Books, The rest by tony6 Comments

Featured: Wade Davis The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes, 2004. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2019 Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber Introduction I met a young Swiss man about thirty in Pakistan in 1995. I’ll call him Marc. We shared a jeep with he and his girlfriend up the Kaghan Valley through the snow. …

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Making Rubber Bands in Burma

In Burma, Travel by tony6 Comments

Featured Image: Fallow Fields Outside the Weaving Village on Bilu Island Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 August 2019 Making Rubber Bands near Mawlamyine, Burma, February 2017 By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea… wrote Rudyard Kipling on his 1889 visit. Introduction Travelfish contends not much has changed from Kipling and apart from the traffic they are partly …

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Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone

In Travel, USA, Books by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Elk, Yellowstone National Park  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 July 2019 Some random reading, quotations and thoughts on wolves, bears and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park and the Western USA Introduction to Yellowstone National Park We embarked on a tour of Western USA National Parks. Something I had wanted to do for years. We departed from Bozeman, …

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Postcard from Tupare Garden New Zealand

In Travel, New Zealand by tony1 Comment

Featured Image: Mount Taranaki, New Plymouth  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2019 Postcard from Tupare House & Garden, New Plymouth, New Zealand New Plymouth has two major public gardens, several good private ones and excellent public parks. Of the two public gardens we only went to Tūpare. We were here in mid-January 2019. Pukeiti larger and renowned for …

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Postcard from Tongariro Crossing New Zealand

In Travel, New Zealand by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Ruapehu over the heathland    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 February 2019 Postcard from Tongariro Alpine Crossing: one of the world’s best one-day walks The Tongariro National Park In the centre of the North Island of New Zealand is the magnificent Tongariro National Park, which is New Zealand’s oldest National Park set-up in 1894. Tongariro National Park …

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Kashgar Sunday Market

In Travel, China by tony5 Comments

Featured image: Cart Parking, Kashgar Sunday Market 1995    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 November 2018 Kashgar Sunday Market 1995 Preamble I’d always wanted to ascend the Karakorum Highway (KKH) to Hunza and to China ever since I’d first heard of the KKH from books, and in relation to the Great Game and Sir Francis Younghusband. I’ve only touched …

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Pattale to Pikey Peak, Solukhumbu, lower Everest

In Travel, Nepal by tony1 Comment

Featured image: Dorje Points to Everest near Teahouse above Pattale    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and Pattale to Juke Trek.) Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek 2 Pattale to Pikey Peak, Junbessi, Taksinda La & Paphlu, November 2017 …

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Pattale to Juke, Solukhumbu, lower Everest

In Travel, Nepal by tony4 Comments

Featured image: Everest and Spectacular Himalaya Range from Pattale, 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 September 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Trek 1 Pattale to Juke, Solukhumbu District, lower Everest region, Nepal Pattale to Juke: There & …

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ABC Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal

In Travel, Nepal by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Awesome Annapurna South on the ABC Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 April 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Return to ABC Trek Nepal, November 2017 The basics In Pokhara the tour agents advertise …

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Muktinath to ABC Nepal

In Travel, Nepal by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Heavily modified panorama of Machhapuchhre or Fishtail from above MBC towards ABC.    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 March 2018 Muktinath to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trekking in Nepal, 2004 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa,  Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2,  Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Introduction We went …

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Postcard from Lake Tabourie, Australia

In Travel, Australia by tony5 Comments

Featured image: Crampton Island at Twilight    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  16 January 2018 (Other Postcards are from: Boudhanath Stupa, Dubai, Vienna, Rock of Cashel.) A postcard from coastal Lake Tabourie, NSW, southeastern Australia We spent five days at New Year at Lake Tabourie with Judy, Neil and other friends. It was a wonderful time with good food, wine and friendship in …

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19 Best Travel Blogs & Websites

In Travel by tony6 Comments

Featured image: Sadhu and God, Pushkar, 1995    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 July 2017 19 Best Travel Blogs & Websites & Why The true reason I chose to write about travel blogs was that I was embarrassed about my links page. I’d neglected it since shortly after setting up my blog. I thought that writing articles about the relevant …