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Photos: Kilkenny

IRELAND | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Cill Chainnigh

IRELAND | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018 | Views [164]

One of my favourite travel quotes is "travel is glamourous only in retrospect" and it sure applies to how I reached Kilkenny ("Cill Channaigh" in Irish) today. I started out from Portaferry yesterday, and Heiko and Susan had to take their dog, Eddie, ... Read more >


Castlewellan

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 3 Jun 2018 | Views [108]

The weather was absolutely gorgeous today; not a cloud in the sky. I had the most difficult time sleeping due to another nuisance of a plant. Pennsylvania has poison ivy, yet Ireland has stinging nettles. During my miserable geocaching run yesterday ... Read more >


Photos: Castlewellan

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 3 Jun 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Ards Peninsula

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 1 Jun 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Howth Head

IRELAND | Thursday, 31 May 2018 | Views [97]

It rhymes with "oath" and "growth." Dara, my CS host, suggested Howth Head after a long walk round Dublin yesterday as well as a good spot for flying Juliett. After a light brekkie and two cups of coffee, I was on the bus toward Howth. As in London and ... Read more >


The Emerald Isle

IRELAND | Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | Views [123]

What you see here is an emerald facade but here I am in the Land of Eire. Upon arriving in the Emerald Isle, I've come home to my motherland. My first photo is that of a door, and little did I know that the doors of Dublin are famous. Whilst ... Read more >


Photos: Dublin

IRELAND | Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: South Coast

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 8 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

On the Quest for the Golden Dragon
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Anzac Day Clash

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Views [101]

It's Anzac Day, and I'd attend another event that a connoisseur of Australia should have on their radar: the Anzac Day Clash. The Essendon Bombers and Collingwood Magpies of the Australian Football League (AFL) play every year on Anzac Day, and is the ... Read more >


A Grey Day, a Grey Social Life

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 26 Mar 2018 | Views [316] | Comments [1]

Here I am at the Sandridge Lookout (commonly known as the "singing lookout") in Melbourne. Port Melbourne to be exact. It's windy and this tin structure has a singing effect on this grey day where rain is threatening to hammer down at any moment. Here ... Read more >


Final Day in Paradise

MALDIVES | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2018 | Views [25]

Still dreaming of my lovely date with Oksana yesterday, I had to rise early today unless I wanted to pay $50+ for a speedboat to Male instead of the local ferry for less than $2. If only I could spend another day here, better yet, alongside Oksana. A ... Read more >


Branson for a Day

MALDIVES | Monday, 5 Mar 2018 | Views [445]

I'm not sure if I should say Richard Branson or James Bond, because I had a sexy Russian (well, Ukrainian) lady by my side all day. Oksana traveled solo to the Maldives to escape -30 cold on the Black Sea coast. I met her yesterday and I immediately ... Read more >


Snorkelling with Turtles

MALDIVES | Saturday, 3 Mar 2018 | Views [130]

These past few days have been something like this: relax, go for a stroll, eat, go for a swim, relax some more, and go for another stroll. After all that, have dinner outdoors alongside a cold non-alcoholic Holsten on a balmy evening whilst listening ... Read more >


Photos: Maldives

MALDIVES | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Where the Runway Meets the Sea

MALDIVES | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 | Views [190]

After flying for hours over endless ocean, you spot a few atolls and sandbanks, and don't even see any presence of human habitation until about 15 seconds before the jumbo jet touches the runway. This isn't fantasy or a Robinson Crusoe-style castaway, ... Read more >


El Caminito

ARGENTINA | Friday, 22 Dec 2017 | Views [84]

Rich in colour and tango, El Caminito is an interesting area of BA. Having read and being warned about the dangers of pickpocketing in BA's most colourful area, I left my cherished pounamu necklace at Fernando's flat and brought along just a little bit ... Read more >


BA BO

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 21 Dec 2017 | Views [206]

Billed as the "Paris of the Americas" I had to get out there today and see what all the hype is about. After the snowstorms of Ushuaia, being bundled up in a parka in Antarctica, the hammering rain of the Falklands, and the thrashing winds of Patagonia, ... Read more >


Photos: Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Neuquén

ARGENTINA | Monday, 18 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: San Carlos de Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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El Calafate to Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Views [194]

In the past three days I’ve hitchhiked more than 1,500 km and I feel like, in a way, I started out in Mackenzie Country (NZ) with a view of two lakes that look very similar to Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, then I passed through Outback New South ... Read more >


Photos: Ruta 40

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Glaciers & Travel Rigours

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Views [255]

I’ve seen many glaciers, yet I’d be in awe after today. Ever since I’ve returned from Antarctica, I’ve been dealing with an unprecedented bout of depression and I can’t figure out why. I’m this down after accomplishing ... Read more >


Photos: Perito Moreno Glacier

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: El Calafate

ARGENTINA | Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Torres del Paine

CHILE | Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Los Torres

CHILE | Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Views [111]

Today I went for a day trip at Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. The weather wasn't the best yesterday but today it was sunny and gorgeous, though I left Casa Lili in a very sombre mood. As I walked along the gorgeous Puerto Natales waterfront, I noticed ... Read more >


Photos: Puerto Natales

CHILE | Saturday, 9 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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From the End of the World North

ARGENTINA | Friday, 8 Dec 2017 | Views [204]

In these past few days, a terrible bout of depression has overtaken me. I think it’s due to a variety of things: having put the entire Antarctica trip on my credit card, being stuck in an expensive place with no easy way out, loving someone here ... Read more >


Photos: D'Hainaut Island

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Light is Right!

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Views [181]

The light was absolutely right on our final full day in Antarctica today. Since I stayed up in the spa until 4:30 AM, I missed breakfast and didn’t wake up until after 9 AM when I heard an announcement “10 minutes until Group A has to be ... Read more >


Photos: Hydrurga Rocks

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Lemaire Channel & Port Lockroy

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Views [191]

My Antarctic adventure would continue today as I’d visit two more very special places in the White Continent. We had an opportunity to make a third landing on the continent, visiting an abandoned Argentine base. I had trouble getting up this morning ... Read more >


Photos: Port Lockroy

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Lemaire Channel

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

the "Kodak Gap"
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Useful Island & Neko Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Views [159]

As the morning announcement came Anja said we have two landings planned, including another continental landing. Following Elie’s words to “love the shit out of this journey” I pigged out at breakfast and then donned my gear for another ... Read more >


Photos: Neko Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Our 2nd continental landing!
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Photos: Useful Island

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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The 7th Continent

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Views [421]

With two island landings under our belt already, I think we were all ready for a landing on the continent of Antarctica. The weather wasn’t all that great yesterday, and we were slated for an early start today. Somehow I woke up at 4:45 AM and ... Read more >


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