Backpacking

A short trip in a big state

A short trip in a big state

Western Australia is massive. All that space houses a relatively modest population with a few far removed settlements – some of which are almost large enough to be classified as towns. In face, with the exception of Mandurah and perhaps…

Travelling the Cultural Triangle – Sri Lanka PART 2

Travelling the Cultural Triangle – Sri Lanka PART 2

Missed part 1? You can read it first here! There is something to be said about arriving at your destination by night. First, there is the anticipation of arriving after a busy day of exploring or driving. Then there is…

Travelling the Cultural Triangle – Sri Lanka PART 1

Travelling the Cultural Triangle – Sri Lanka PART 1

For such a small Island, Sri Lanka certainly overachieves when it comes to opportunities for exploration. The country’s diminutive footprint on a world map (430km from North to South) belies a wealth of historical, geographical, and biological wonders that are…

Barber Shop Photos 25 – Polonnaruwa

Barber Shop Photos 25 – Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa is a sprawling city ruin in central Sri Lanka. We visiting in late September 2016 and spent a couple of hours wandering around the crumbling temples. At one stage, I walked away from a car park with a small market…

Barber Shop Photos 22 – Don Khong

Barber Shop Photos 22 – Don Khong

Near the southern boarder of Laos is an archipelago of islands in the Mekong River where tourists go to party during peak travel periods, If you travel there in late September like we did you should miss the worst of…

On the train to Colombo

On the train to Colombo

I have never loved crowds. I have quite the knack for avoiding situations where I have to deal with being crushed against hundreds of sweaty bodies. I shun most events that mean that I’ll have to jostle, fight, bite and…

Peaking one’s interest

Peaking one’s interest

The harsh buzz of the alarm pierced my fitful rest and I stared bleary-eyed in the direction of the light switch. 1am had arrived – as it so often does – both unannounced and unwelcome. I seriously considered rolling over…

Barber Shop Photos #5 – Kuang Si Waterfall

Barber Shop Photos #5 – Kuang Si Waterfall

  This shot was taken at Kuang Si waterfalls which is not far from Luang Prabang in northern Laos. We were there at the end of the wet season, so the gentle trickle into blue pools which typifies the vista…

Barber Shop Photos #3 – Kuang Si Falls

Barber Shop Photos #3 – Kuang Si Falls

I took this shot at Kuang Si Falls close to Luang Prabang. The waterfall is picturesque in summer when the water is blue and calm as it falls in pools.  We visited Laos at the end of the monsoon, so…