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Quokkas vs Seagulls on Rottnest Island

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 | Views [280]

Rottnest Island is famous for its little, hopping, fury quokkas. But who knew it’s the seagulls there that one has to be careful of? My girlfriend, Margarita, and I travelled to Rottnest Island one Friday recently. Rottnest Island is a small ... Read more >


Playa, Petra and Pyramids. I

ISRAEL | Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | Views [202]

August 2015: I hopped off the bus in Eilat and the extreme heat was like a punch in the face it was so strong – around the 40°C mark. Buses and public indoor areas in Israel have the a/c on so high that you freeze to death. Then when ... Read more >


Playa, Petra and Pyramids. II

JORDAN | Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | Views [155]

August 2015: It was a weird silence as we walked through no-man’s land. We had passed through the border control of Israel and next was the border control for Jordan. Between the two, was a passage way of about 100 metres one had to walk ... Read more >


Playa, Petra and Pyramids. III

EGYPT | Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | Views [287]

August 2015: We were already anxious about travelling to Egypt before we even crossed the border from Eilat in Israel to Taba in Egypt. The Australian government website smarttraveller.com.au which, amongst other things, gives up to date travel ... Read more >


A flying visit to India.

INDIA | Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | Views [316]

On my recent trip to Europe from Australia. I flew with Air India which included an overnight stop-over in New Delhi. The flight over was only half full so my girlfriend and I had an extra seat to stretch out in. The noteworthy thing about the flight, ... Read more >


The birth of Spaceman Africa.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | Views [1904]

To find out the unique story of Spaceman Africa, buy his memoir  Who's that Weirdo Dancing in the Corner?,  available now at all major online bookstores.    Read the blurb here:   Have you ever seen the T-shirt slogan ... Read more >


A little bit about where I'm from - Canberra, Australia.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | Views [467]

2013 marked the 100 th  anniversary of Canberra as Australia’s capital city. After a lot of debate and searching for potential locations, Canberra became the site for the nation’s capital in 1908 by way of a ballot in Parliament. ... Read more >


The other way to get to Playa Blanca, Colombia.

COLOMBIA | Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | Views [632]

“15,000 pesos? Forget that. I’m going to walk.” “It’s 20km away.” “OK. Maybe not.” I read on the internet that it’s possible to travel by land independently from Cartagena to the paradisiacal ... Read more >


It’s not every day you return to the scene of the crime.

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Views [204]

It’s not every day you return to the scene of the crime. Actually, make that the scene of two crimes. After two years out of town, today I returned to my childhood neighbourhood shopping centre. As a teenager I used to shoplift magazines from ... Read more >


‘I’m from the future.’

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | Views [285]

‘Oh sorry, I’ve got my back to you.’   ‘No. It’s OK.’                          ... Read more >


To surf ... is to paddle?

PERU | Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | Views [491]

Many people I meet on my travels are surprised when I tell them I’m Australian and I don’t surf. I grew up in Canberra which is inland, a two and a half hour drive from the coast. Instead of surfing, being able to play an instrument is very ... Read more >


The Galapagos Islands; sea-lions, snorkelling and sharks.

ECUADOR | Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | Views [3370] | Comments [1] | Video

I was unsure as to whether or not I would go to the Galapagos Islands. But I met some fellow travellers who raved about it and really recommended it. They said the flight there is the most expensive thing; once you're there it's cheap. I'd heard ... Read more >


Rafting in Baños.

ECUADOR | Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | Views [578]

'When saving someone from the water, make sure you save the paddle first. It’s worth $40.’ We all laughed at the instructor’s priorities during his safety presentation but he was serious. To effectively pull someone out of the river ... Read more >


Welcome Back (continued).

BOLIVIA | Monday, 13 May 2013 | Views [582]

Well it would appear I was a bit premature in thinking the drama of my road trip from Buenos Aires to Cochabamba was over and that the last leg from Sucre would be all smooth sailing. How I was wrong. Not to worry. I've been premature before and everything ... Read more >


Welcome Back.

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 9 May 2013 | Views [585]

So after an awesome two month holiday in Australia, I headed back to South America. My trip back was perfect; everything went well. I caught my bus in Canberra on time; got to Sydney airport no problem; checked-in with plenty of time and ... Read more >


One year on.

CHILE | Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | Views [474]

So it's now one year since I left Australia and once again my travel plans have been delayed due to bad weather. Just as my flight was delayed 12 months ago from LA to Costa Rica, I'm now confined to Santiago, Chile, as the road to Argentia through the ... Read more >


No penguins at Machu Picchu.

PERU | Saturday, 26 May 2012 | Views [607] | Comments [2]

So I left Bolivia last month after seven months there.  I finshed my volunteer work in Cochabamba which was a shame. I would have stayed longer if possible but my visa finishing was a problem. The last two months there really took off for me and I ... Read more >


Part 3: Carnaval wrap-up.

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 24 Mar 2012 | Views [662]

A good time to visit a place is during the national or town celebrations as you get an insight in to the culture of the place and experience something you wouldn’t normally get to experience. For example, witnessing fifty grown men, from the army ... Read more >


Bolivia's Got Talent.

BOLIVIA | Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | Views [1156]

As we jumped out of the micro-bus and surveyed our surroundings one couldn't help but think that we'd landed in the future, sometime after Armageddon. The rocky, treeless landscape with tangerine coloured bricked houses as far as the eye could see, ... Read more >


Part 2: Worth the Pain.

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 3 Mar 2012 | Views [1786]

There’s a famous quote that goes, ‘ The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.’ I think the same could be said about Bolivia, as well. On the bus trip to Carnaval in Oruro, we experienced snow yet officially it ... Read more >


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