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The original world nomad "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius.

Trip: Secrets of Sydney

There are [7] stories from my trip: Secrets of Sydney


Sushi SPAM

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 4 May 2009 | Views [2929]

This is true. Honest to God. Someone, somewhere in the world has actually put a lump of fried SPAM on top of a ball of rice, wrap it in a piece of limp seaweed and have the temerity to call it Sushi. There should be laws against this sought of thing.... Read more >

Tags: criminal behaviour, cuisine, food, japanese, spam, sushi


A social experiment for a class of 5 year olds

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 29 Jun 2008 | Views [1231]

My eldest boy is aged 5 and goes to a nice school here. The kindergarten teacher asked all the Mum's and Dad's to talk to the class about what they did for work, so, since being a 'Director'  doesn't mean a great deal to a 5 year old, I went in as ... Read more >

Tags: children, footprints network, school, social experiment


The business of being a social entrepreneur

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | Views [1448] | Comments [1] | Video

The following is taken from an interview with Philanthropy Australia. Simon Monk is a social entrepreneur who embodies a new style of giving. The founder and director of The World Nomads Group, Simon and his team established the Footprints Network ... Read more >

Tags: csr, difference, entrepreneur, footprints, giving, philanthropy, responsiblity, travel


Such a small thing

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Dec 2006 | Views [922]

The moment was so short and so fleeting that I can't even remember it. I think it was when I passed through Athens in a wonderful winters day in January 1989, where locals were friendly and the sun was out. I didn't know it at the time, but that moment, ... Read more >

Tags: family, magic, philosophy of travel, yuki


Travel broadens the mind. Really?

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 24 May 2006 | Views [4792]

Having travelled widely, I have firm beliefs in the positives of the travel experience in getting people to be a little more compassionate towards one another. Racism, intollerance and war are all harder to propigate when you have experienced local hospitality ... Read more >

Tags: children, culture, ignorance, philosophy of travel, racism


Gallery: Australian coast

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 30 Apr 2006 | Photo Gallery

Jervis Bay summer
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Secret paradise

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 23 Apr 2006 | Views [1684] | Comments [2]

We first stumbled across Jervis bay when we first hitched around Australia as backpackers in 1989, but it was some years before we discovered a little corner called 'Green patch'. Incredibly, they were actually going to build Australia's first nuclear ... Read more >

Tags: beach, jervis bay, magic, sunshine, travel with children

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