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Photos: Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Yuki & I in KL

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | Views [1031]

"In Malaysia, anything is possible" Yuki said as we waited for the taxi last night. Beat and exhausted I was in the back seat, and out I was! Today I woke up rejuvinated. A few weeks ago, I was criticized by Bindi for "speaking of my tiredness" in my ... Read more >

Photos: Kyoto

JAPAN | Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Sleepless night in Kyoto

JAPAN | Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | Views [626]

Sara Wall indirectly said "you sleep on a train and you get your butt to Kyoto." Well, those weren't her exact words but in other words she was telling me I cannot miss Kyoto. For my next trip to Japan I have a laundry list of places to see and things ... Read more >

Photos: Kobe

JAPAN | Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Undokai Festival

JAPAN | Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | Views [1317]

I get invited to the most unique events and places as a result of CouchSurfers and friends. Enter Maychew, Microsoft, and a Mayan ceremony. These are just a few examples of places and events I would have never seen had it not been for being invited. ... Read more >

Photos: Ichiu

JAPAN | Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Iya Valley

JAPAN | Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Washoku and Tatami

JAPAN | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | Views [804]

Mika & Hiro are my hosts here in Wakimachi. They're feeding me washoku (Japanese food) and I'm sleeping on a futon in a tatami room. Mark told me in 10 years of living in Japan he's never visited a Japanese home but here I am staying with a Japanese ... Read more >

Photos: Wakimachi

JAPAN | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Thumbing it to Shikoku

JAPAN | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [447]

With more than 36,000 kilometres of hitchhiking across several countries under my belt, I would start my first big Japanese hitchhiking adventure. I don't have a JR pass so hitchhiking would be my only option unless I wanted to pay through the nose for ... Read more >


JAPAN | Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Views [726]

The bus dropped me at the 5th station, and I immediately felt the difference in both temperature and oxygen level. I had to dress warmer and breathe deeper. I came early today because in the off-season there are only two buses a day from Tokyo. I was ... Read more >

Photos: Mt. Fuji

JAPAN | Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery

My Dirty-Fuji-30
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JAPAN | Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | Views [483]

There's a surprise around every corner in Tokyo, that's why I reckon if there's one word that fit it, it's serendipity. As I woke up at 7:30 AM in my capsule I was glad I paid extra to check out two hours later. It allowed me to have another bath and ... Read more >

Touchdown TOKYO!

JAPAN | Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | Views [884]

Tokyo at last! I’ve finally reached Japan, as my 30th country a week before my 30th birthday! Getting here was no easy feat though. It was my first experience flying with JetStar and my first time on the Boeing 787, better known as the ... Read more >

Photos: Tokyo

JAPAN | Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery

In one word: serendipitous
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The Davy Girls

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | Views [312]

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

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Rushing Water!

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | Views [414]

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

Green Parrots

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | Views [638]

Joel Christian would take me out today on a volunteer project. The Norfolk Island green parrot is one of the world’s rarest birds, and only found on Norfolk Island. We set out early for a monthly check of 23 green parrot nesting sites. These are ... Read more >

The Ship Unloads!

NORFOLK ISLAND | Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | Views [1609] | Comments [1]

Imagine a V-dub being unloaded onto a rowboat, let alone a 22-seater bus. You dream of a bus being unloaded onto a platform being floated ashore on two rowboats tied together. On Norfolk Island however, this is no dream, it’s reality. This is how ... Read more >

A Norfolk Sunday

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | Views [473]

As in most places, Sunday is Norfolk’s quietest day. It’s not as quiet as Sundays on many other Pacific Islands; there’s the weekly flight from Auckland, the Sunday market, and people are out and about catching up and going to the beach.... Read more >

National Park in "Norfolk Shoes"

NORFOLK ISLAND | Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | Views [750]

As I worked at Bindi’s grandmother’s house this morning I picked out a beautiful hibiscus for Racheal. It was nippy, windy, and chilly this morning as I moved around various potted plants and raked dead plant matter. The garden is really ... Read more >

Photos: Katikati

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Geocaching and Katikati

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | Views [499]

It would take me only two lifts to get to Tauranga and another couple of short lifts to get to Katikati, the only Ulster settlement outside of Ireland. A group of Ulster Scots came from County Tyrone, and settled in Katikati in 1875. I'm Irish yet I ... Read more >

Patagonia Chocolates

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | Views [1694]

Fergburger gets all the attention here in Queenstown; travellers are constantly told "you have to try a Fergburger." However, there's another place that's ten times better. Patagonia is where I call in nearly every day for a hot chocolate! They are the ... Read more >

Queenstown Hill Panorama

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | Views [678]

Since I left Norfolk Island two months ago I've been busy not doing much! I can't believe I haven't written anything in over two months! I'm on the cusp of a major journey that shall take me to a special place, a childhood dream, the top of a mountain, ... Read more >

Se Yorlye Suun

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 18 May 2014 | Views [1149] | Comments [3]

As I packed my stuff early, I was fighting back tears a bit; I knew that getting on the plane and leaving Norfolk would be extremely difficult. Cleaning the suite as much as possible I washed every dish, gave the kitchen a good wipedown and got rid of ... Read more >

On Air

NORFOLK ISLAND | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Views [892]

Today was another action-packed and activity-filled day on Norfolk Island. I was on air today with Norfolk Island Radio to discuss my book, my travels, and Fearless Journey . This morning I was awake early but slowly as I made some tea and ate a couple ... Read more >


NORFOLK ISLAND | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Views [764]

How many places do you know of with only one school, one roundabout, one ATM, and one street light? There aren’t many, and Norfolk is one of the few. This special little island has greatly exceeded my expectations and this has to be one of the ... Read more >

Motivation and cocktails

NORFOLK ISLAND | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Views [673]

Today I got to take two of my talents and use them on the same day (though not at the same time). In fact, I used a multitude of talents. There’s a subtle humming sound whenever I have a shower and the breeze blows gently between the pines. This ... Read more >

Sharing my passion and my story

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Views [541]

What a day! Wutawieh! What a day! Stories and my passion were the story of my day on Norf’k Ailen. There’s a deep reason I’m here; that’s why the airfare was so inexpensive. This morning I was awake early after another bizarre ... Read more >

Cycling & Yoga, Norfolk-style

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Views [1119]

Wutawieh you! Awake early this morning I was, after a dream that I got into a large argument with Craig (about the last person to argue with anybody!). After I already made my morning cuppa and smeared some cherry guava jam on some bread, Nicki showed ... Read more >

Photos: Norfolk Island

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Photo Gallery

One street light, one ATM, one roundabout, and one school. Five times I've been to Norfolk Island, and I fall in love more each time.
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Wutawieh, Norf'k Ailen

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Views [1662]

That’s how you say it! And spell it. “Wutawieh” I greeted the customs officials as I stepped into one of the most surreal places I’ve ever set foot upon. My passport was stamped with a special one; even though Norfolk is technically ... Read more >

Ski Town this is NOT!

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 10 May 2014 | Views [1038]

Arriving back in West Auckland before my "visa holiday" I'm back in a sense of "normality". I'm not sure if I've ever told you about my friend Erica. We met in Australia back in '07 and I've met up with her a few times on this journey. She lives ... Read more >

Freezing Thumb

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Views [527]

"If I were you I would have left earlier, rather than later, you don't want to get stuck in Twizel at 4 AM" advised Craig. It was pissing down rain all morning and I misinterpreted his text when he said "it's not due to clear up today." He offered me ... Read more >

Photos: Mount Aspiring National Park

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Anzac Day

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Views [593]

It's time to wear my poppy proudly and make biscuits. Why? It's Anzac Day. 25 April is commemorated each year for soldiers of the Australia & New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and their service in various wars but most famously for their landing at ... Read more >

Photos: Mount Cook Village

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | Photo Gallery

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