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Grounded

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 | Views [118] | Comments [1]

COVID-19 has officially wreaked havoc. When I flew from Bangkok to Gold Coast last week a device was held to my forehead to see if I had a fever, and at Australian immigration I was asked if I've recently been to China, South Korea, Iran, or Italy. The ... Read more >


Photos: Khon Kaen

THAILAND | Monday, 9 Mar 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Thumb, Train, Thai

THAILAND | Monday, 9 Mar 2020 | Views [74]

Only two days left on this legendary Southeast Asian journey. It would only get more legendary today as I set out again toward Thailand. My plan was to stay two nights at Eddielin’s home but I opted to head back today to give myself a bit of a ... Read more >


Vientiane on Foot

LAOS | Saturday, 7 Mar 2020 | Views [64]

For the large part it was on foot today. My bizarre list of travel experiences only got even more bizarre today. When I went downstairs for breakfast the manager accused me of taking a piss in my room. Originally I paid for two nights but they told me ... Read more >


Lao or Laos?

LAOS | Friday, 6 Mar 2020 | Views [64]

After gorgeous weather during my five days in Chiang Mai it bucketed down the entire overnight bus ride to Nong Khai, across the border from Vientiane. In addition all of my stuff got wet due to a leaky roof and I had no way of charging my phone. Grab ... Read more >


Photos: Vientiane

LAOS | Friday, 6 Mar 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Hangin' Out with Elephants

THAILAND | Thursday, 5 Mar 2020 | Views [56]

You simply can't do a trip to Thailand without seeing elephants. These creatures are so majestic. This morning I said goodbye to Shirley and thanked her for hosting me. She's agreed to send me a postcard from Myanmar; one of the few countries I haven't ... Read more >


Chiang Mai Adventure

THAILAND | Monday, 2 Mar 2020 | Views [28]

After a few days in Bangkok, I'm in Chiang Mai. Whilst I planned on taking the sleeper train the other night I ended up taking the bus. What a huge mistake that was, as I ended up getting almost no sleep. The silver lining was that I could keep my phone ... Read more >


Photos: Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Sunday, 1 Mar 2020 | Photo Gallery

Elephants, temples, great food...
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Temples, English Schools, and Khao San Road

THAILAND | Thursday, 27 Feb 2020 | Views [64]

The group of men in their late 60s and early 70s ahead of me on the plane were overzealous with an overdose of libido on their way to the Land of Smiles. Larry, aged 74, had a passport with mostly stamps from Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines. ... Read more >


Photos: Bangkok

THAILAND | Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Emily Bay in Colour

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 12 Jan 2020 | Views [92] | Comments [1]

From Anson Bay to Emily Bay, It's my final full day on Norfolk Island. The colour was magical today. I slept in reasonably late after walking all the way home last night. Several days ago I met a Fijian lady named Jipa when she offered me a lift home.... Read more >


Screaming for Rain

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020 | Views [56]

Norfolk Island is so dry at the moment I can hardly recognize it. The grass is brown practically everywhere and I get painful thorns in my feet when I walk barefoot. This morning would bring some cooler temperatures and grey skies. As I called into the ... Read more >


Norfolk Lucky 7

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 | Views [145]

To the "duchess of my travels" I've returned, the same way MacArthur vowed to return to the Philippines. Every time, before I leave Norfolk, I utter MacArthur's famous words. Every time, I've returned to where I love most. Coming to Norfolk is always ... Read more >


Funky Rocks

TAIWAN | Monday, 25 Nov 2019 | Views [93]

Adventures with Mel would continue today. I've only known her for a few days but we get on really well. She would tell me this morning that what she really likes about me is that if I want to do something I just do it and figure out how to make it happen ... Read more >


Photos: Dulan

TAIWAN | Monday, 25 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Robots and Temples

TAIWAN | Sunday, 24 Nov 2019 | Views [61]

This morning, Mel and I took the train from Hualien to Taitung, deep in the southeast corner of the country. Using one of my great travel strategies, I put Mel's ticket on my credit card and collected the cash from her.  Being a weekend, ... Read more >


Photos: Taitung

TAIWAN | Sunday, 24 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Wet Night Market

TAIWAN | Saturday, 23 Nov 2019 | Views [85]

What a lovely day it was yesterday. My new companion, Mel and I were ready for another adventurous one. Taroko Gorge was absolutely lovely. Mel wanted to go to the beach today but I'm useless without my morning cuppa. I think Mel and I have gotten to ... Read more >


Taroko Gorge

TAIWAN | Friday, 22 Nov 2019 | Views [86]

With only eight days in Taiwan I didn't want to spend all of it in Taipei and I wasn't interested in spending much time on the more populated west coast. Taiwan's east coast is home to many of the country's natural wonders. Yesterday I thanked Erwin ... Read more >


Photos: Taroko Gorge

TAIWAN | Friday, 22 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Hualien

TAIWAN | Friday, 22 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Taipei 101

TAIWAN | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019 | Views [113]

It sounds like a university course, perhaps on the history of Taiwan's capital. It appears as if several Chinese food containers have been stacked on top of each other. Once the world's tallest building at a height of 1,671 feet (509 metres), the Taipei ... Read more >


Taiwan, ROCks!

TAIWAN | Monday, 18 Nov 2019 | Views [22]

What a past few weeks it's been as far as journeying: New Zealand, Tahiti, sailing to Pitcairn Island (and back), Mo'orea, hitchhiking the California coast, filming in LA, and a lot in between. Since I wanted to go back to Australia, I explored options ... Read more >


Photos: Taipei

TAIWAN | Monday, 18 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery


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California Coast by Thumb

USA | Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019 | Views [47]

What a past few days this has been? Is there ever a dull moment on my travels? Even if there is I can make a cool story out of it. I'm in California for a couple of weeks to do some filming for Fearless Journey, as we've finally got funding! From Pape'ete ... Read more >


Photos: California Coast

USA | Sunday, 3 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery

Hitchhiking from San Francisco to LA
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Stingrays & Sharks

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019 | Views [103]

In Mo'orea I've done so much above yet almost nothing below. My lack of being in the water on this journey inspired me to book a snorkelling tour with Moorea Miti Tours. How would snorkelling be here compared to elsewhere? The weather was nice today, ... Read more >


Mouaputa

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019 | Views [90]

After today I reckon I’m a champion trekker on Mo’orea. Mouaputa, meaning “pierced mountain” in Tahitian, literally has a hole in it. Up for a rigourous challenge today I decided to tackle Mouaputa alone despite the recommendation ... Read more >


A Paradise named Mo'orea

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 | Views [49]

You don't come to French Polynesia to hang about in Pape'ete, plain and simple. You get your bearings, stock up on provisions, and then get as far away from there as possible. Before making a run for Mo'orea yesterday I had a bit of work to do, and that's ... Read more >


Photos: Mo'orea

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Hao

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Return Journey

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 | Views [79]

Getting to Pitcairn is no easy feat therefore returning from there is no easy feat, either. Today would sure be a lengthy one! It was very wet and grey as the MV Silver Supporter was closing in on Mangareva. It was breakfast as usual and getting our ... Read more >


Final Day on Pitcairn

PITCAIRN | Sunday, 20 Oct 2019 | Views [71]

All good things must come to an end. And they did so today as I boarded the MV Silver Supporter for my return to Mangareva. Up early I was like usual, I just had to see Mrs. T one final time. The last of my bananas went to her as she was in her usual ... Read more >


Down Rope

PITCAIRN | Saturday, 19 Oct 2019 | Views [68]

Wow! Have I done a lot on Pitcairn or what? Today I’d visit a place that’d be the feather in my cap during my time here. Down Rope is recommended only with a guide as someone was seriously injured several years ago and had to be evacuated ... Read more >


Christian's Cave

PITCAIRN | Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019 | Views [70]

I’ve done nearly all of the major walks here on Pitcairn. Highest Point I’ve visited twice, and Tedside, Down Isaac’s, and St. Paul’s Pool once each. The weather was supposed to turn foul today but I wanted to get up to Christian’... Read more >


St. Paul's Pool

PITCAIRN | Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 | Views [73]

The weather has come right again here on Pitcairn. Whilst I’ve seen a fair amount on the western half of the island, it was now time to explore some of the eastern half of the home of the Bounty mutineers. St. Paul’s Pool was on my radar ... Read more >


Rainy Sunday

PITCAIRN | Sunday, 13 Oct 2019 | Views [91]

In much of the rest of the South Pacific, you have to search hard to find something open on Sunday, if anything is open at all. Here on Pitcairn, however, Sunday is one of the busiest days on the island. The post office, treasury, souvenir shop, museum, ... Read more >


All Around Goes Juliett

PITCAIRN | Saturday, 12 Oct 2019 | Views [75]

Juliett has soared above New Zealand, Australia, the Maldives, Wallis & Futuna, Ireland, Bali, and the Falkland Islands, among many other places. She’s been my trusty drone on every continent except Africa (although I didn’t fly her in ... Read more >


Mrs. T

PITCAIRN | Friday, 11 Oct 2019 | Views [78]

Finally I woke up refreshed after a good sleep, for the first time in about five days. Everyone else on the ship is only staying on Pitcairn for four days but I have the gift of time with 11 days. That meant I didn’t want to do too much in one ... Read more >


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