During the same lazy days in Luang Prabang one Christmas, I also came to learn that not all young monks were always studying hard, some were just enjoying themselves and being teenagers. looking back at photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back to that time and [...]
Spending lazy days in Luang Prabang one Christmas, I come across this young monk studying hard. Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back to that time and place.
The beautifully bright jewel colours worn by the people of Jaisalmer, India, brighten up any day, through any amount of desert dust. Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back to that time and place.
I know, I know, it’s a very lame pun. But a daily view of Bondi Beach is a marvellous thing to live with. And no matter how hectic life gets, there is rarely a day when I don’t spend at least a few seconds just soaking in the view – and somehow it is different [...]
I love rugby. Maybe not a surprising statement from a Kiwi, it is often said that rugby is New Zealand’s religion. As any expat will tell you, distance makes the heart grow fonder, and since I’ve been an expat for twenty something years now, my passion for rugby in general and the All Blacks in [...]
I had to rewrite this opening sentence three times, as I tried (and failed) to remove the excessive hyperbole that kept coming out of my head and off my keyboard. And then I thought “bugger it, I love MONA, there’s no point trying to pretend I am impartial here”. So instead I am writing an [...]
I am talking with my travel buddy about our coming long weekend in Hobart, Tasmania: “What shall we do on the Sunday?”. “We could rent a car and catch the ferry to Bruny island”. “Or go for a wine tasting drive”. “Maybe go to Port Arthur, get some history”. “How about a long Sunday lunch [...]
It’s a bit presumptuous really, I’ve only been blogging for 18 months, and I’m not exactly prolific – but when I saw people blogging under the #My7Links project I thought it was a really interesting idea put out there by @Tripbase and I really wanted to take part. So after some begging, pleading and grovelling on [...]