Category: Beyond the Green Isle

Trekking Sapa

After a harrowing taxi ride from our hotel in Sapa town – through narrow crowded roads and down bumpy steep slopes – we were dropped off in Ta Van Village 10km away from town. We proceeded to hike our way back to town, passing through the lovely villages of...

Serpentine National Park

Serpentine National Park is renowned for its waterfall - the Serpentine Falls - that cascades over a sheer granite rock face into an inviting pool that tempts visitors to jump in for a swim. One good way to get to the falls is to hoof it all the way...

Ellis Brook Valley Reserve

Ellis Brook, which flows during the winter, tumbles over the Sixty Foot Falls before flowing through Ellis Brook Valley to the Canning River near the City of Gosnells. There are several trails with varying levels of difficulty in the reserve, and we aimed to tackle the most challenging but...

Herdsman Lake

We had heard that one of the best places in Perth for bird-watching was Herdsman Lake. Indeed, an incredible number of species of birds were spotted here, such as the Purple Swamphen, Eurasian Coot, Dusky Moorhen, Australasian Grebe, Australian White Ibis, Straw-necked Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Buff-banded Rail, Black-winged Stilt,...