It’s no secret that kangaroos can be pretty dangerous – I’m sure we’ve all seen the pictures of the ripped fellas with muscles bigger than my waist line after stuffing my face through the Christmas holidays. It turns out that there’s a little known secret to where they get their strength. I’ve not seen it [Continue…]
When most people think of Australia, they think of kangaroos, koalas, barbeques, the beach and the sun. What they don’t think about is snow. Certainly not in summer. But trust me, it’s possible. I’ve seeeeen it.
I mentioned in a previous post that if you manage to reach the top of the walking route at Ubirr you’re well rewarded with some amazing views of the Nadab Floodplains. Well, I’ve decided that, whilst photos can’t make up for the real thing, some things are too good to keep to myself. So here [Continue…]
At the end of every year, the first broadcast celebration of New Year comes from Sydney. They set the benchmark for all of the celebrations around the world, and its something that improves year on year. Chances are that if you’re travelling in Australia during the New Year, experiencing the Sydney New Year should definitely [Continue…]
One of the harshest downsides of travelling is that when you’re thousands of miles from home and bad news rolls in, there isn’t a lot you can do – you either go home or crack on with the trip. Such was the dilemma I faced.
I’ve written before about the deadliest creatures in Australia, the ones that are blatantly trying to kill you, or not, however you interpret it. I’ve also written satirical articles on why Australia is one of the deadliest places in the world. This time though I’m writing about something that fits somewhere in the middle – the [Continue…]
I’ve always found differences in culture fascinating, and there are few cultures that can match aboriginal culture in terms of longevity, tradition and uniqueness. Better still that the huge variety of aboriginal peoples give such a vast amount stories and landscapes to explore, and the aboriginal caves at Ubirr are no different.
Please excuse the song reference title, I couldn’t help myself. Every other person on the planet has heard about our amazing fellow human Mr. Trump’s latest endeavours. A travellers nightmare to be fair. Sadly, it overshadowed two of my favourite events of this year.
I’m quite sure that at this point, every last person on earth has heard the news. Just in case you’ve only just returned from an off-grid trip and for whatever reason the first thing you decided to do was check this site; Trump is the new president-elect. But what implications does this carry for us [Continue…]
I mentioned before about boat rides and how much fun they can be, but also why on occasion, it’s better to walk instead. This trip is the opposite; unless you enjoy the idea of wading through wetlands riddled with salties – which by the way, is one of the numerous things in Australia genuinely trying [Continue…]
Holland is world famous for its windmills and tulips, so much so that a ridiculous amount of people are unaware that Holland is actually a region of the Netherlands, rather than a country in its own right. Now the Netherlands are famous for all sorts of reasons, depending on what you’re interested in (Amsterdam generally [Continue…]
Every now and then I visit a place because I’ve heard amazing things about it, or I’ve been recommended to visit by friends that have been before me. Sometimes these places don’t really click with me, but this is one that did. The Bay of Fires in Tasmania. The bay was number 2 on my list [Continue…]
We all know everyone enjoys a nice peaceful boat ride. Floating slowly along a river, sipping on a gorgeous red wine. The sun is slowly setting behind the mountains and stop to take in the moment. So why on earth would I pass up on an opportunity like that? Well, it’s quite simple – I [Continue…]