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A Zen Poem

MALAYSIA | Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [393]

My treasure is the cloud on the peak, the moon over the valley. Traveling east or west, light and free on the one road, I don't know whether I'm on the way or at home.    

Tags: reflections

Goodbye Nepal

NEPAL | Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | Views [472] | Comments [1]

The flight out of Kathmandu was probably one of the most picturesque I've been on - only comparable to our flight out of Lukla. Thanks to Dad secretly pre-booking the best seats again, I was treated one last time to a wonderful view of the Himalayas, ... Read more >

Tags: flights, himalayas, mountains, nature, nepal, reflections

Back in Namche Bazar

NEPAL | Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | Views [654]

Altitude: 3440m. We just came back from dinner. I had a lovely pork chop with red wine sauce and fries, freshly cooked for me. Very yummy! :) Not exactly what I dreamed about a few days ago - food dreams have become a daily sleep ritual for me since ... Read more >

Tags: dreams, food, himalayas, nepal, reflections, snow, trekking


MALAYSIA | Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | Views [408]

I'm currently back in my hometown, Kota Kinabalu, on the Borneon side of Malaysia. It's been a little over seven months since I left Brisbane to travel the world. I was reflecting on my travels the other day and I realised that I haven't stayed ... Read more >

Tags: family, friends, malaysia, reflections

Sleeping in Luxury

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | Views [356]

Rolling around in egyptian cotton and laying my tiredness on duck down pillows. Not hating on the hostels I've stayed at, because they did a great job providing what I needed, but sleeping in a five-star hotel is always a luxurious experience to truly ... Read more >

Tags: food, hostels, hotels, malaysia, reflections

Leaving the Country of Hakuna Matata

KENYA | Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | Views [563]

Beyond the burnt down airport and the chaotic jammed-up streets of Nairobi, lies a country and experience I will hold close to my heart. Ten days in Kenya was not enough and would never be enough to fully appreciate this country. We've merely scratched ... Read more >

Tags: animals, cities, family, friendly strangers, kenya, outdoors, reflections

Peace in Nature Kenya :)

KENYA | Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | Views [352]

What a gift to the soul! My first long and normal sleep after being completely sleep deprived by Istanbul was in Siana Springs in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. I went to bed at 9.30pm  with the peace and quiet of the jungle and then awoke to the gorgeous ... Read more >

Tags: kenya, outdoors, reflections, safari

Leaving Soon :(

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Views [278]

Leaving is always difficult. Leaving the UK has always just been a tad worse than just difficult. It's my last day here and I think I've woken quite early compared to the last few days. Looking outside the window, I look onto a lush garden and sheep ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, friends, reflections, uk

Teacher to Friend

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | Views [277]

Isn't it amazing the different insight you get as an adult?   It's been amusing recalling old school memories in Japan with my science teacher from then, Mr. Mackay. As he told me HIS memories of events, I compared them with my simple recollections ... Read more >

Tags: friends, reflections, uk

6 Months Anniversary

DENMARK | Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | Views [247]

I can't believe it's the end of my Eurail segment of my trip. I can't believe it's been six months has passed since I left Brisbane.  Needless to say, it's been an UNBELIEVABLE six months. As I was walking to the train station at 4am this morning ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, reflections, trains

Thursday: A Casual Day in Copenhagen

DENMARK | Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | Views [1005]

Life's simple pleasures are really the most fulfilling.   It rained today. I stayed up too late last night. Maybe I drank too much too. But it was all in the name of fun and more importantly, it was time well spent with good friends I don't ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, reflections

Being Illogical

HUNGARY | Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Views [314]

Sometimes logic really escapes me. This morning I stood at Liberty bridge, pondering about how I should get to "the Hospital in the Rock" (an old hospital and nuclear bunker in the cave system under Castle Hill), from where I was. I could walk along ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, reflections, sightseeing, walking

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