During our visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney last year we had good views of the tiger shown in the photo above. I was carrying my 19 month old grandson at the time and he delighted in growling like a tiger while pointing at the animal – much to the amusement of the many people nearby. I was amazed at how low his growl was, considering his age. We had a good laugh about it. Fortunately the tiger slept on.
On my trip to Nepal in 2006 I went on an elephant safari ride through the jungle in Chitwan National Park in the south of the country. Although there are tigers in this area, sightings are quite rare. By way of compensation for not seeing one, we had excellent views of several rhinos, as well as many other animals and birds.
One of the animals featured on exhibit at Taronga Zoo in Sydney is the Himalayan Tahr, a close relative of the wild goat. I like seeing these animals for they remind me of the wonderful experiences I had when I trekked in Nepal a few years ago. I was fortunate to be able to see this animal in its wild state in the mountains there.
This blog about my travels is now four years old.
I started this blog exactly four years ago in the dining room of my son in Sydney. He had just set up the domain name and busily went about teaching me how to blog. He was a good teacher for I was soon off and away with blog entries. And I haven’t let up in the intervening years. I try to post every day but during the last two years I have also been trying to complete my Master of Arts in Creative Writing which has impacted on how frequently I have been able to write articles here. I’m also in the last stages of completing the writing of a novel for children as part of those studies. It has all taken a lot of my time.
During the life of this blog I have written about many places, including a visit to Thailand and trekking in Nepal. By far the majority of the nearly 600 articles are as a result of travelling here in Australia, including New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and my home state of South Australia of course.
I’d like to thank all my many regular readers, those who have occasionally dipped into various pages and especially those who have taken the trouble to leave comments. I value you all – you people make this blog a worthwhile endeavour.
A special thanks to my son Sim’ who looks after the background administration of this and my other blogs, keeping them ticking over nicely.
Trevor’s Travels is three years old today.
Over the last three years I have posted well over 500 articles about places I’ve been. Most of these feature photos as well.
I have covered many parts of Australia as well as holidays to Thailand and trekking in Nepal.
For new readers, here is a short list of links to special features on this blog.
Trevor’s Travels reaches a significant milestone in its journey.
This is post number 500.
I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my travel experiences and photos with all of my readers. There are plenty more to come and I would encourage your to leave comments where appropriate.
For those who have come recently to this blog for the first time, let me share some of the highlights. Here is a list of some of the most popular articles that have appeared over the last three years:
- Travels in Nepal
- Travels in Thailand
- Parks and Gardens of Australia
- National Parks – in Australia and overseas
And don’t forget my photo gallery here – with over 2200 photos taken by my wife, my son and me.