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Many Adventures of a Nomadic Poet A young poet with Asperger's makes travel his passion, and away he goes...

Trip: Living in the Land Down Under

There are [94] stories from my trip: Living in the Land Down Under

Unloading Ship and Emily Bay

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 3 Jun 2019 | Views [31]

More adventures with Juliett took place today. It's my final full day on my latest adventure on "the Rock" as many locals call it. Norfolk is so dependent on the ship that things can be out of stock for weeks at a time. I've never seen the shelves of ... Read more >

Over Crystal Pools

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 2 Jun 2019 | Views [201]

Norfolk Island has a million beautiful spots, but Crystal Pools is one of my absolute favourites. With Juliett I'd make it out that way today but first it was market today. After a coffee I hitched into town with a girl who recently moved here from King ... Read more >

Above the Bounteous Isle, Juliett Soars...

NORFOLK ISLAND | Thursday, 30 May 2019 | Views [69]

On Norfolk Island, I'm always awake early. The pure air, plentiful sunshine, and wind rustling through the Norfolk pines make it too alluring to sleep in until 11 AM. As I smeared some local avocado onto my toast and sipped my coffee, I kept hoping, ... Read more >

The Duchess of My Travels

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 28 May 2019 | Views [103]

A couple of weeks ago, feeling like LeBron or Steph Curry I, from Adelaide, fired a long-distance 3 pointer in the direction of Norfolk Island, hoping for nothing but net. In the week of launching that shot, I had some frustrating waits with my thumb ... Read more >

The Australian Bushman

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Views [56]

Before yesterday, I had my worst stretch of hitchhiking ever! Four days it took me to get from Port Augusta to Broken Hill: a distance of only about 400 km. For the first time in Australia I was thinking I may have to bite the bullet and get a train ... Read more >

Photos: Back of Bourke

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 13 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

Hitchhiking journey from Adelaide to Tiaro
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Anikka Reconciliation

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 11 May 2019 | Views [89]

Anikka! I've written about her many times and I can never write enough about her. After more than a year of no contact, we're friends again. What a lovely visit I had the other day with her, her sister Chrystal, and mother Mel at the "Lagana Canteen" ... Read more >

Champion of the Grampians

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 9 May 2019 | Views [98]

A gloomy day it was today though not so gloomy on the sightseeing front. Upon reading a fantastic article about how you shouldn't write off the rain when you're travelling, I must make it a point to see the positives during those days of precipitation.... Read more >

Photos: Grampians National Park

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 8 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Country Victoria

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

There's more to Victoria than just Melbourne :)
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The Fate of A349

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | Views [53]

Flight A349 has crashed and there's a lofty task ahead. It's my job to figure out where it crashed and recover the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). The doomed plane would have gone down anywhere in Victoria so it's a very large search area. The black box ... Read more >

Balinese Money-changers

INDONESIA | Monday, 4 Feb 2019 | Views [63]

Money changers are everywhere in Bali, and seem to dot every corner in Kuta or Legian. Every other business here is, seemingly, either a money changer or a massage joint, each with varying degrees of dubiosity. You don't need a degree in nuclear physics ... Read more >

Pura Lempuyang

INDONESIA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 | Views [76]

Oksana and I went to Batur yesterday, and today we'd do an excursion to Pura Lempuyang and the rice terraces of northeast Bali. First, I'd like to talk about another travel lesson regarding something that (nearly) happened to me yesterday. When I went ... Read more >

On the Back of an Ojek...

INDONESIA | Sunday, 27 Jan 2019 | Views [83]

For the last couple of days I've been a tourist: breakfast at the hotel followed by going to the beach. The monotony broken by a bit by flying Juliett (my drone) and then going to dinner at a touristy restaurant in the evening. This kind of travel is ... Read more >

Bali & Oksana

INDONESIA | Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 | Views [133]

For the third time I'm in Bali. As I've professed before, Bali is one of those places I like but don't love; I enjoy it but it doesn't have my heart the same way as Norfolk Island or New Zealand. I like it for the fact that there's a little bit of everything ... Read more >

Photos: Byron Bay

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 28 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Fire-Breather of Midas

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 12 May 2018 | Views [274]

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 [319]

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 [584] | 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 >

Photos: Barossa Valley

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Photo Gallery

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Barossa Valley

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Views [749]

World-famous for its varietals, the Barossa is a region I've always dreamed of visiting. Today we'd go for a lovely drive out that way with Anikka, Mel, Chrystal, her friend Louise, and Daisy the dog. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Adelaide, ... Read more >

Lovely Day with Her

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | Views [465]

Anikka and I had yet to do anything by ourselves before today. The weather was absolutely gorgeous today, and she suggested we take the bus into the city and go to the South Australian Museum. I was keen to visit the Royal Geographic Society of South ... Read more >

Magic of Anikka: Birthday Edition

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Views [399]

With all the stories I write, I feel like I'm running out of titles. This morning I woke up to a very sweet birthday text from Anikka. I'll admit these past couple of days have been very emotional. Love is extremely powerful, and when you're not loved ... Read more >

Adelaide 3-3

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Views [346]

Every year for my birthday I aim to be someplace special or with someone special, and this year in particular I had a very difficult time deciding where I'd like to spend my 33rd birtday. Weeks ago I narrowed my choices down to Niue or Norfolk Island.... Read more >

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Views [325]

Today I'd partake in another event that I've always wanted to do whilst in Melbourne, and that's the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Weeks ago I told Jo that it's "one of those things I'd much rather have a date to, rather than being alone." I got my wish, ... Read more >

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Views [375]

What a great prize I had in store for me today, no pun intended. For the past two years I've heard the sounds of the fighter jets and some of the world's fastest cars, and last month I said to myself "I'm going to the Grand Prix this year." When ... Read more >

Photos: Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Photo Gallery

Anikka Double-K
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Anikka Double-K

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Views [813]

Two years ago, I was at a rather dull moment in my journeys. Dealing with a bad case of heat rash, less than $100 to my name, hitchhiking the spine of Australia without my camera, and overall fatigue I found myself in Adelaide and on my way to Melbourne.... Read more >

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Lord, Howe I'll miss you!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 | Views [425]

Many places and people have touched my heart...deeply. I've come upon another place that has done just that. It's my final day on Lord Howe Island, and it's only fitting that I tackle the island one more time with a magical walk. After packing my stuff, ... Read more >

Lord Howe vs. Norfolk

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Sep 2016 | Views [1665]

Lord Howe Island or Norfolk Island? It's a tough call even for me, having been to both islands. Both are magical, beautiful, and remote outposts of Australia. Darcelle says that's where the similarities end. Those who've been to one or the other might ... Read more >

Ball's Pyramid

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 | Views [475]

My birthday has passed, yet today I’d receive another wish for my time on Lord Howe. As I made my coffee I offered to help Darcelle clean the house a bit but she said “I want you to enjoy Lord Howe” so I thought I’d get my stuff ... Read more >

Mt. Gower

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016 | Views [557]

I’m 32 today! And I don’t really know if I feel it or not. Unlike last year, my birthday wouldn’t consist of sitting warm and cozy by a fire whilst being shouted drinks at every turn. Today I’d get my hands and legs dirty and ... Read more >

Tiny Island, Great Walks

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 17 Sep 2016 | Views [442]

At last! The weather is in my favour today for a nice walk. I awoke a bit earlier than yesterday and I opted for a really nice walk, going up to Malabar Hill and Kim’s Lookout. Lord Howe Island is like that gorgeous blonde lady whom there’... Read more >

Snorkelling in the Rain

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 16 Sep 2016 | Views [518]

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. That’s one of my favourite quotes, and that’s how it’d feel today. I set my alarm for 6:40 this morning but as I heard the rain batter the roof I knew this would be a great day for a lie-in, so ... Read more >

Photos: Lord Howe Island

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | Photo Gallery

the world's most beautiful island!
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Heavenly Paradise

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | Views [447]

Disappointed in myself that I’ve written nothing of late, I decided to give myself something to write about: a journey to the world’s most beautiful island. Every year for my birthday I like to shout myself a journey to someplace special.... Read more >

Flying Ultralight

NORFOLK ISLAND | Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 | Views [799]

Sadly, it’s my final full day in Norfolk. Happily, I made the most of this gorgeous day full of sunrises, photos, pizzas, wine, comedy and…an ultralight flight! Awake at 4:30 AM I was to see a magical Norfolk Island sunrise. With the light ... Read more >

Bounty Day

NORFOLK ISLAND | Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016 | Views [1154]

A bounteous Bounty Day it was full of bounteous activities, marches, and wetls (food). Ensuring I was up early I had my camera ready with my batteries charged. For brekkie I had a cuppa and some toast smeared with avocado and then I was out the door ... Read more >

Staying with Locals

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 6 Jun 2016 | Views [474]

Did the weather turn foul or what today? I reckon “foul” is a gross understatement because the wind has acted as a battering ram; bad enough that the Sydney flight was cancelled today. It was the sort of day where you sit warm by the fire, ... Read more >

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