Australia

Three Years and Counting

June 30, 2010

Like old-aged pensioners huddled around a domino table, we travellers are not adverse to measuring our lives in days. Indeed, today marks the 1098th day — or three year anniversary — since I strapped on my seatbelt and took off from London Heathrow.

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This Small and Lonely Planet

March 15, 2010

Just when you’re ready to give up. Just when life couldn’t get any more miserable. A man turns up. And he’s got bare feet. Discover the incredible tale, of the time two travellers got stuck in the mud in Australia’s far southwest.

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The Blue Noose

March 9, 2010

Waking up to find a blue noose hanging beside your tent is not the best way to start your day. Discover more about what happened along our Australian road trip, in The Blue Noose.

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Principality of Hutt River: A Lesson in Principles

December 2, 2009

All rise for the national anthem of the Principality of Hutt River It’s a hard land but it’s our land. Built with love and dedication. Self-assurance is our small nation. One man’s dream of independence. God bless the Prince of The Hutt River Province. God bless the man whose dream has come true. God bless [...]

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The Locals of Shark Bay

November 20, 2009

A globule of pink ice cream evaded his podgy chin, while his right hand gripped the accelerator of Coffee Pot, a small racing-green steam train. He thrust the engine, ‘Full steam ahead!’ Elderly passengers were choked with fear, as the chubby five year old hurled them along the 1-mile jetty. The rearmost passengers were sprayed [...]

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Journey Along Ningaloo Reef

November 13, 2009

There’s something alluring about a place, when you can retell a journey and become excited merely by its name. Many of you know I’m currently hiding under the wing of a Kiwi. However, not so long ago I was on a hunk of the neighbouring island continent, Australia, where I drew a route along the [...]

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Swimming With Australia’s Whale Shark

October 7, 2009

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Ocean’s Roaming Gypsies Thirteen years ago, I was stood on the deck of a boat in an Egyptian bay. I was fourteen years old, sopping wet from scuba diving and torn between the scourge of seasickness, and a seemingly endless feast spread upon a paper tablecloth. Then [...]

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