Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures with Toddler

We thought Friday 13 should be a perfect day to get to know crocodiles better, and a perfect place for that when you're in Cairns is Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Pleasant surprises start at the entrance. First, there are those beautiful birds at your arm's length, you can almost touch them. An even better surprise is …

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Sunlover vs Reef Magic vs Reef Experience: Review

As you’ve probably read in the previous post, we had intended to visit the Great Barrier Reef once but we loved it so much that ended up going there 3 times during our week in Cairns. We decided to go with different providers. This is a fair comparison of the 3 Reef Cruise companies we …

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Great Barrier Reef with Toddler – How and What Tour to Choose

We thought that visiting The Great Barrier Reef while travelling to Australia, to see the corals and numerous colourful fishes and other marine life close up would be an amazing experience, unforgettable and worth making it that far.  And you know what? We were right! In fact, it was so marvellous that instead of one …

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Singapore with Toddler in 3 Days

Singapore, a place on Earth where it's always summer, hot and humid, a modern Asian megalopolis in Southeast Asia, where fast-food is healthy and people are friendly. Singapore Changi Airport is a great stopover, where anyone can find something interesting to do, be it a couple of hours or a few days. Having started our …

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Passing your Inburgering

Inburgering (integration) diploma is needed for some nationals to have the right to live and work in the Netherlands, to obtain a permanent residence permit, to apply for a Dutch passport. There are exceptions and exemptions, in order to check whether you are inburgeringsplichtig, consult Mijn Inburgering. The Inburgering exam consists of several parts: Reading, …

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How to Learn Dutch for (almost) Free

When moving to the Netherlands, we didn’t know any Dutch. In less than 3 years, we reached the level enough to pass the Inburgering exam (read the tips here), understand the incoming post without referring to a dictionary and have basic conversations (which is especially useful when talking to kids at playgrounds or communicating with …

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One Day Getaway to Dortmund Christmas Market

For busy people, one-day getaways can be a nice option if there's no time for thorough planning and travelling itself. This year we had neither time nor energy for planning Christmas holidays away. But our feet got too itchy after a long period of no travelling, and we decided to undertake a short unplanned trip …

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