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NZ Wilderness Misadventure

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018 | Views [207] | Comments [1]

New Zealand is such a gorgeous place, and that's part of why it's my favourite country. I love tramping (hiking, to you folk from the rest of the world) and I've done many fabulous walks both in NZ and elsewhere. My favourite walk in all of NZ is the ... Read more >


Photos: Wallis

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Wallis, Oui!

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 | Views [39]

Bonjour! With not much sleep after arriving last night I'm in Wallis & Futuna: one of the world's least-known countries. Coming from NZ with temperatures at or near zero to the tropics where it's 27 C with high humidity makes for a major shock. It's ... Read more >


Photos: Kilkenny

IRELAND | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Cill Chainnigh

IRELAND | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018 | Views [204]

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 [125]

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 [127]

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 [142]

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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Fire-Breather of Midas

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 12 May 2018 | Views [118]

Many geocaches I've done where it's a short walk or bike ride, or a simple or challenging puzzle to solve, but never have I done one involving a multi-day trip. The legendary Midas...everything he touched, including his daughter, is said to have turned ... Read more >


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 [122]

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 [344] | 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 [35]

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 [466]

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 [141]

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 [207]

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 [103]

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 [222]

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 [223]

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 [284]

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 [136]

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 [222]

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 [199]

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 [209]

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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