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Trip: Living in the Land Down Under

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Photos: Taree

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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The Human Spirit

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Views [435]

As I’ve done many times before, I’d take my lessons learned whilst travelling and put them to great use on the road. This morning I woke up early as Geoff and Dee were getting ready to go visit their son in Port Macquaire (known as “... Read more >


Photos: Port Arthur

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Hobart

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 3 May 2016 | Photo Gallery

Sadly, I only had a half a day here
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Photos: Mt. Field National Park

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 2 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: New Norfolk

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 1 May 2016 | Photo Gallery

Previously "Elizabeth Town" now named after Norfolk Island
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Overland - the Finish!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 30 Apr 2016 | Views [404]

After listening to the rain hammer down on the tin roof of Echo Point Hut for much of the evening, the weather cleared up this morning as it was brilliant and sunny with a gorgeous view of Lake St. Clair. I was surprised Zac and Ainslie even made it ... Read more >


Contently Soaked!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 29 Apr 2016 | Views [414]

Waking up I felt like Link in the beginning of Ocarina of Time , a bit chilly, a sleepy head, reluctant to get up even as Navi the fairy tried to wake him. Eventually I'd jump up as if I'm the Hero of Time but with a large pack and tough mind instead ... Read more >


Overland's True Form

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 | Views [415]

For the first four days of the Overland Track we've been privileged with great weather but for part of today it turned to crap. Up reasonably early I was too lazy to get out of my sleeping bag. Another trekker replied "it's that sort of morning." When ... Read more >


Mt. Ossa

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016 | Views [443]

Mt. Ossa! This morning it was time to tackle the summit of Tasmania's highest peak. Preparing my morning cuppa, I was excited for the rigours ahead. Strategically I packed my bag so I could cover it with my pack liner to prevent currawongs from going ... Read more >


Sore Feet, Gorgeous Trek

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016 | Views [433]

Day three of the Overland Track! The weather was brilliant all day today and everyone was up early, set for the long day ahead. Definitely next time: more food, less clothing. I've only been eating one meal a day, but perhaps it's good to give my digestive ... Read more >


Anzac Day on the Overland

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 25 Apr 2016 | Views [331]

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

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery

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

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Views [437]

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

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Ye Olde Van Diemen's Land

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 | Views [356]

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

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Thank-you Letter

NORFOLK ISLAND | Friday, 11 Mar 2016 | Views [648]

Dear Norfolk Island, You are a place I love like no other! I've said it a million times and can never say it enough. Sadly I'm leaving today, and I would like to write a thank-you letter to you, my friends, and my fellow Nuffkas. You have touched ... Read more >


Baking at the Minischool

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2016 | Views [396]

I’ve worked my magic in many ways on Norfolk Island, with my photography skills all round, motivational skills at the school, speaking skills on Radio Norfolk, and cooking skills with my various friends, among other things. Today I’d take ... Read more >


Ai Gwen Naawi

NORFOLK ISLAND | Saturday, 5 Mar 2016 | Views [386]

Wutawieh yorlyi! Tork Norf’k? Cam look orn. Ai gwen naawi on Sae'di. Yesterday I went swimming for the first time on Norf'k Ailen, and I'm going morla. My previous three visits have been in August (twice) and in May. Too cold for swimming! Alison ... Read more >


BBQs & Photoshoots at Emily Bay

NORFOLK ISLAND | Thursday, 3 Mar 2016 | Views [602]

Alison has been on Norfolk for three nights already and she's hardly seen a thing other than Mt. Pitt and several cafes in town. We had a blast at the Jolly Roger last night, and it was nice to see Alison smile. Still having to get the bank matter sorted ... Read more >


Norfolk Island Leap

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 29 Feb 2016 | Views [443]

Today is Leap Day and I'm leaping to Norfolk Island for the fourth time round! This time with something I've waited many years to experience: an overseas journey with a friend, family member, or partner in tow. Alison is with me today on the "Rock" after ... Read more >

Tags: friends, islands


Intellectual Capital

AUSTRALIA | 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

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 25 Feb 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Alison

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | Views [461]

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

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | Views [388]

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!

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 | Views [391]

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

AUSTRALIA | 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

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Perth

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Footscray-cray

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 17 Oct 2015 | Views [562] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Views [440]

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

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Views [401]

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

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | Views [635]

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

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery


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100 Caches

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | Views [610]

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

AUSTRALIA | 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

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | Views [455]

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

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Down the Track

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | Views [486]

"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 >


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