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A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective - The Right Place

THAILAND | Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | Views [150] | Scholarship Entry

It’s the kind of carnival scene I used to have nightmares about as a kid. The air’s so thick with humidity and smoke that I can hardly breathe. Lights of every colour flash wildly around me and at quickly increasing speeds. The noise makes my head spin.... Read more >

Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2013


Coffee Bean, Coffee Gone

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | Views [238]

Fresh morning air rushes through invisible cracks in my window. I squirm in my seat, trying to position myself to receive the least amount of cold wind. The lack of caffeine in my blood is causing a throbbing pain to grow inside my head and my legs ... Read more >


She Sells Sea Shells By The Shell Shore

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | Views [225]

I point my toes like a ballerina and swing my leg back and forth, carving a gentle arc straight into the floor. As I stand out in the open, the wind forces the smell of salt and far-away-lands into my nostrils, pushing the sensation deeper and deeper ... Read more >


Giants

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | Views [199]

The different colours have morphed into a blur of green as I race faster and faster along the path. Flashes of brown and bright spots of sunlight infiltrate my vision occasionally, but for the most part all I can sense is the green colours whizzing by ... Read more >


The Chair

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | Views [241]

The sky above me moves in thick, gelatinous ripples, distorting the sunlight until it filters down to me in a rain of shattered diamonds. Even at this shallow depth, the world above takes on an alien appearance, the blue sky and green ocean blending ... Read more >


You're How Big?

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | Views [265]

And there it was. This gigantic structure of breathtaking beauty, presence and stature, right there in my view. An Australian icon rising up in front of me: threatening to black out the sun. After such a long journey there, seeing it was like ... Read more >

Tags: icons, nullabor, outback


Not Being An Idiot

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | Views [295]

We offered him a ride in the bus. There was a spare seat and the sun had set already, causing the temperature to drop sharply. He insisted though that he’d take the stairs up the steep hill and meet us at our rooms. We expected to beat him there, us ... Read more >

Tags: people, tasmania


Going North

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | Views [286]

I swipe lazily at the ever present beads of sweat clinging to my brow. The air around me offers no relief from the harsh Broome sun beating down on my exposed shoulders. The humidity carries with it the smell of frangipanis and salt – thick and sweet ... Read more >

Tags: broome, bus, tropics


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