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Anzac Day on the Overland

Monday, 25 Apr 2016 | Views [328]

It's Anzac Day. Up at 5:40 AM I could've made the dawn service if there were a "bush service." To commemorate the 101st anniversary of Gallipoli I donned my Anzac pins and shared a few of my homemade Anzac biscuits. Clouds covered Barn Bluff but since ... Read more >


Photos: Overland Track

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery

7 days in the Tasmanian wilderness!
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Overland Track - It Starts

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Views [431]

Today was the first day and hardest bit of the Overland Track. The weather was brilliant today yet it was very cold last night; cold enough that frost formed on my tent and boots. With all my gear packed up I walked across the road to the holiday park ... Read more >


Photos: Northwest Tasmania

Friday, 22 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Ye Olde Van Diemen's Land

Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 | Views [354]

Tasmania I reckon; ya olde Van Diemen's Land mate! I reckon the name was changed because the former name would be a pretty ominous name to a hitchhiker; I wouldn't want to get into a van with a demon. A couple of days ago I stepped off the plane absolutely ... Read more >


Photos: Launceston

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Intellectual Capital

Thursday, 25 Feb 2016 | Views [370]

Capital cities tend to get poor reviews from travellers, and Canberra is no exception. It seems like one of those places you either love or hate. I'll likely be hitchhiking the Sydney-Melbourne corridor again and again so I thought I'd stop off at Canberra ... Read more >


Photos: Canberra

Thursday, 25 Feb 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Alison

Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | Views [457]

Ladies are as much of an adventure as the places I've visited whilst travelling. Alison is a captivating Kiwi-turned-bronzed-Aussie lass who is my latest in my stories of ladies to write about, and she sure is a unique one. A few months ago a mature-... Read more >


Tyranny of Distance

Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | Views [383]

In Australia, distance is a tyranny! Geoffrey Blainey wrote about how in Australia there's no short hop, and how outside Australia there's no short hop to get here. Iain and I would awake early this morning before the sun would rise majestically, fully ... Read more >


3,947 km Ahead!

Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 | Views [390]

Sydney is in my eyes! Today would mark the start of an epic nearly-4000 km journey across Australia from Perth to Sydney, about the same distance as Los Angeles to Miami. Whilst I'll admit by the end of the journey I will not have hitchhiked clearly ... Read more >


Photos: Nullarbor Plain

Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery

My hitchhiking journey from Perth to Sydney, though not all photos are in the Nullarbor
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Photos: Fremantle

Saturday, 5 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Perth

Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Footscray-cray

Saturday, 17 Oct 2015 | Views [555] | Comments [1]

One thing I like about Melbourne is how no two sections are alike. Toorak is the posh section. St. Kilda has a backpacker's vibe. Collingwood is perhaps the most LGBT-friendly district, and Fitzroy or Brunswick have perhaps the funkiest vibe in all of ... Read more >


Fort Nepean

Monday, 4 May 2015 | Views [439]

I've been in Victoria for nearly seven months and I've done hardly anything other than busking and geocaching. In fact, I haven't even left the Melbourne area since I arrived here in late November! Today I would go out and explore. Whilst I was contemplating ... Read more >


Anzac Dawn Service

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Views [395]

Last year I was in NZ for Anzac Day and I missed the dawn service. Now I'm in Australia and I made it! Anzac Day isn't a celebration or a time to party, and you'll never hear "Happy Anzac Day" coming from the mouth of an Aussie are a Kiwi. 25 April 1915 ... Read more >


Aunty Jo's Kitchen

Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | Views [633]

To say "Jo is a great cook" is a vast understatement. She's brilliant in the kitchen! With the likes of carbonara, spaghetti bolognaise, Indian curry, chicken parmagiana, beef stew, and so forth, I've never had anything of Jo's that I didn't like (even ... Read more >


Photos: Mornington Peninsula

Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery


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100 Caches

Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | Views [605]

It was more like 103 Geocaches we found in Woodlands Historic Park. There is a series of Geocaches called "Woodlands 100" in the park, and it would be the first Geocaching "series" I'd complete. Over the past several weeks Jo and I have visited the park ... Read more >


Pangastuti

Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | Views [432]

"Pangastuti" means "kindness" in Javanese. She calls herself Ning, and she was my CS host in Yogyakarta. For years I'd dreamed of somebody visiting me overseas, and "Ms Pangastuti" as I call her is my first overseas visitor. Many times I've visited friends ... Read more >


Australia Day, My Way

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | Views [452]

Happy Australia Day! Little do people know it's not Australia's independence day, but the anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet in 1788. For Australia Day I'd be the "walking flag" in the words of fellow busker Miranda. She's a Canadian circle ... Read more >


Photos: Melbourne

Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Down the Track

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | Views [484]

"The Track” is what the Stuart Hwy is called: a 3,000 km highway from Darwin to Adelaide. On Thursday I’d be setting out from Chris’ home headed south. He dropped me at the traffic light with all my gear and I wasn’t sure how ... Read more >


Northern Kimberley Jewel

Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | Views [407]

The Kimberley is one of Australia's last great wilderness frontiers. Larger than 75% of countries, it's a vast and inhospitable region. Needless to say it's hot, hot, hot (thank you Arrow) but without the "oh lay, oh lay, oh lay." I'm in Kununurra and ... Read more >


Photos: The Kimberley

Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery


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My New Life in Oz!

Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | Views [401]

Australia, I love you! Though I must say you haven't been particularly kind to me these past couple of weeks. Interviewed by the police at the airport, a broken camera, and a terrible case of heat rash have been my brutal introductions back into the ... Read more >


Photos: Arnhem Land

Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Crocs, Cave Art, and an Iffy Camera!

Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | Views [463] | Comments [1]

My camera has been on that kind of mode the past 12 hours or so. It's like the plane where all engines fail (too many episodes of Air Crash Investigation) and the pilots go through the restart drills again and again. My ears badly clogged after leaping ... Read more >


Photos: Kakadu National Park

Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery

Indigenous culture, rock formations, and plunge pools
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Kakadu-Dool Du

Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | Views [597]

Two Taswegians, one free-spirited nomad, and no didgeridoo! Here we are in Kakadu. Chris gave me a lift to Humpty Doo this morning and I was picked up within a few minutes by Andrew and Stuart, two adventurers from Tassie (Tasmania). With this oppressive ... Read more >


Indigenous Australian Art

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | Views [871]

When referring to the natives I prefer the term "Indigenous" with a capital "I." It simply sounds so much better. As I stated, this is an entry about Indigenous art and my love for it.  Art has never been my forte but I sure have a deep appreciation ... Read more >


Darwin's Grab-bag

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | Views [578]

That's a quote from Fern Gully. It's the scene where Crysta tries to return Zak to normal size. The film takes place in Australia (Mt. Warning), so it's very fitting. Here I am, in Darwin. Ahhhhhh-stralia! It feels great to be back here after more than ... Read more >


Photos: Darwin

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery


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The Davy Girls

Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | Views [326]

I’ve stayed with many people and many families, though it’d never happened where I’ve stayed with several members of one family at four different homes! In five days I’ve stayed with Emily & Hannah at their home, Jessie and ... Read more >


Photos: Kondalilla National Park

Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Rushing Water!

Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | Views [442]

As Diana, Eduardo, and I drove along the Steve Irwin Highway, we made our way toward Kondalilla National Park. It's hard to believe I'm back in Australia, where my travels all started nearly 10 years ago! In less than two weeks I'll be 30. Australia ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, waterfalls


My Last Australia Night

Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | Views [855]

Today was, sadly, my final day in this amazing country called Australia, the Lucky Country, Oz, Down Under…you name it! It’s all beautiful. I woke up at 8:30 from the cute dogs jumping on the bed. Jessica was getting ready to leave for ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel


Gold Coast

Sunday, 28 Jan 2007 | Views [1020]

            Today was my 20 th and second to last day in the Land Down Under. I’m sad that I’m heading home tomorrow. I woke up at 8:30 and I packed up everything. I was hoping to go to the Australia Zoo, so I went to the train station at 9:30 ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine


Noosa fun

Saturday, 27 Jan 2007 | Views [1983]

            My 19 th day in the Lucky Country was another exciting one! I’ll tell you all about it. I woke up at 9:00 and Jon and I each had a cup of tea. I packed up the remainder of my stuff and we decided on going to the beach. So, we checked ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


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