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A weekend in Paris

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [807]

OK, so I wasn't quite Belle from Beauty and the Beast opening my Parisian windows and singing "good morning" to the village.... but I did open my Parisian window one crispy Autumn morning and I called out "Gaston"  to whoever was around (thankfully ... Read more >

Tags: walking around paris


A Day Trip to New York

USA | Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | Views [830]

Watching endless episodes of SITC and Friends as a teenager, I longed for a quick day trip to NY for a whip around the vintage shops of Soho ending with an impromptu jazz performance in an underground bar and copious amounts of empty cocktail glasses ... Read more >

Tags: amtrak, central park, fun, law and order, new york, pretzels


The Holiday Hangover

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | Views [666]

You know, the time you wake up on your first morning back from holidays with a tummy full of dread and a head that’s not quite focused. Sometimes the HH happens a few days before it’s supposed to - like on my return back ... Read more >


Sometimes Bad Things Happen.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sunday, 20 May 2012 | Views [5882]

Papua New Guinea. The scariest place on earth. There I’ve said it. And I posted it, so it must be true. I was sent to Papua New Guinea on a work assignment in 2010 after asking my boss to send me somewhere starting with P. I was thinking ... Read more >


Toughing it out in Nepal

NEPAL | Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | Views [1044] | Comments [1]

In the early days of a new romance, we decided to trek through Nepal and see if our relationship could withstand a bit of turmoil.  I had some travel experience under my belt, but nothing as adventurous as climbing mountains with the possible use ... Read more >

Tags: gosaikund, nepal, tea house, trekking


Photos: Surviving Nepal

NEPAL | Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

A romantic trip to Nepal, the first of many
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Photos: Botswana

BOTSWANA | Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

A part of the road trip around Africa
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The Bolts of Botswana

BOTSWANA | Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | Views [871]

It was an adventure trying to cross the Zambesi from Zambia to Botswana; we had been waiting for the Kazungular Ferry for hours after being scammed of a few thousand kwacha more than we should have paid. We were keen to get to the other side and ... Read more >

Tags: botswana, camping, hyenas, lightning


Timor Leste with Whitey.

TIMOR-LESTE | Saturday, 14 Apr 2012 | Views [1616] | Comments [1]

Why is Timor Leste not yet trampled on by a million Australian tourists who have a love for all things adventure? It’s closer than Bali. It’s as warm as Bali. It’s not as crowded with tourists as Bali. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love ... Read more >


Photos: Timor Leste with Whitey.

TIMOR-LESTE | Saturday, 14 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

A work assignment landed me in Dili with my dear friend and colleague, Dr Michael White.
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Kicking a Soccer Ball Around the World

NAMIBIA | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | Views [1204]

There is one universal language – and that’s soccer! In the Northern hemisphere this may be known as football, but to me that’s the word for Rugby League (Tigers to be exact). In almost every country that I have been to, soccer has been ... Read more >

Tags: namibia, soccer, spitzkoppe


My Scholarship entry - Giving back on the road

WORLDWIDE | Saturday, 24 Mar 2012 | Views [1380] | Comments [2] | Scholarship Entry

I named her Grandma, a graceful lady who greeted me outside her village in Kampong Speu. Her toothy smile was wide and told of the joy she felt for this special day for today she would become a proud owner of her very own house. ... Read more >

Tags: travel writing scholarship 2012


King Kong, Komodo Dragons and Under the Sea Magic.

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | Views [1553]

I’m reluctant to write too much about my Flores experience for fear that I may influence more travellers to discover this piece of paradise but my humble ego tells me I’m not that influential. Our decision to visit Flores was fairly random, a ... Read more >

Tags: flores, indonesian fishing boats, komodo dragons, komodo island, rinca, scuba diving, snorkeling


Photos: Finding Dragons

INDONESIA | Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Adventures in Flores
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Bali on my doorstep

INDONESIA | Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | Views [1034] | Comments [1]

Bali has had an impact on every stage of my life so far.  When I was a child, a family friend returned from the exotic island and brought me back a tshirt of batik design. Emblazoned with palm trees, but was far from tacky. I wore that T-shirt ... Read more >


Photos: Bali Bliss

INDONESIA | Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Australians love Bali, and I love an excuse to go.
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Travelling with Children

WORLDWIDE | Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | Views [1285] | Comments [4]

From my earliest memory, I always wanted to travel and was so envious of the families around me who saw the world. For my family, travel was an expensive luxury - but this only added to my interest and curiosity. I felt very sorry for the new students ... Read more >


Giraffes have 8001 spots.

BOTSWANA | Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | Views [648]

Driving across the Kalahari Desert brought images of a red sandy dust bowl when it was first suggested we try this as a family unit. I live to tell the tale it was much more beautiful than I imagined. Even in a confined space of a LandRover jam packed ... Read more >

Tags: botswana, giraffes, kalahari desert, land crossings, rondavels


Hangin' with the Hippos

NAMIBIA | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | Views [577]

In Disney films, hippos are friendly fun loving and slightly dopey creatures. In reality, they don’t wear pink tutu’s, and dance across the water. Hippos grunt, they roll around in mud and they dont like people! This is not the reason I ... Read more >


Photos: Ngepi Camp Namibia

NAMIBIA | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Waking up to a new decade in a tree house, overlooking the Popa River full of singing hippos.
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