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Extra cut! Power Lines Track Shenanigans

Extra cut! Power Lines Track Shenanigans

A few years ago, we spent a day driving the Power Lines Track with some friends. I made a video at the time, but failed to consider relevant copyright considerations for Facebook. Today I found some royalty free music and here…

Fuelling new Discoveries

Fuelling new Discoveries

Running out of – or at least grossly miscalculating – fuel is almost a rite of passage for the seasoned overland traveller. I’v lost count of the number of times that I’ve spent long stretches of road sweating the minute…

Lantau Island – Escaping inside Hong Kong

Lantau Island – Escaping inside Hong Kong

When we arrived in Hong Kong, my expectations were certainly upheld. We stayed in the Mirador Mansion in Kowloon and wandered the shopping district before a stroll along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in the evening. I had expected this extended…

Cardiff and the Doctor (why I went, and why I’d stay)

Cardiff and the Doctor (why I went, and why I’d stay)

We started planning our trip (my first) to Europe over a year before we queued up at the departure gate. Two things remained constant over the year between the decision to go and actually making the flight. The trip was…

A few days in Berlin

A few days in Berlin

When we travel, Linh and I usually like to spend a great deal of time immersing ourselves in one or two countries rather than flitting between a few well-visited, high-profile attractions. Most of our journeys involve some overland travel and…

Mid- Level detour – Hong Kong

Mid- Level detour – Hong Kong

Darkness had fallen over Hong Kong and a chilly wind had brought temperatures down to less than 10 degrees as I looked out over the city. The tramline that ran up Victoria Peak continued to ferry passengers, crushed in the…

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…

How travelling to Europe is different – Normandy, France.

How travelling to Europe is different – Normandy, France.

When we take a trip, I’m used to spending a good two to four weeks in a couple of carefully selected countries. Coming from Perth, one of the most isolated cities on the planet, it’s a massive undertaking – both…

Barber Shop Photos 24 – A winter’s Night in Berlin

Barber Shop Photos 24 – A winter’s Night in Berlin

This shot comes from an evening in Berlin. The weather was cool (around 2 degrees) and we had arrived in Berlin the day before after a week of snow. The snow had turned to ice and the mix of black…

Barber Shop Photos 23 – Karridale Cottage

Barber Shop Photos 23 – Karridale Cottage

Not all travel has to be far from home. One of the most rejuvenating short breaks I took last year was a weekend escape to Karridale Cottage and Hop Farm. I travelled to Karridale to help a mate out in…

Extra cut! Snowboarding in Austria

Extra cut! Snowboarding in Austria

I usually try to organise posts close to my weekly schedule, however part of the reason I started blogging was to share awesome experiences. Our latest trip included a week on the slopes of Mayrhofen, Austria and I could not…

Barber Shop Photos 20 – Nile Feluca

Barber Shop Photos 20 – Nile Feluca

One of the highlights of my 2009 trip to Egypt was a two day cruise along the Nile River. This was special as we took a traditional Feluca, rather than the steamers that paddle their way up and down the…

Barber Shop Photos 19 – Jaresh, Jordan

Barber Shop Photos 19 – Jaresh, Jordan

In 2009 I travelled to Dubai, Egypt and Jordan. I love the landscapes in this part of the world and there is something magical about wandering through the ruins of ancient cities. Jaresh was unexpected for me as I was…

The intersection

The intersection

I’d driven along the road dozens of times before and ignored the intersection. The signpost was easy to miss and would not likely have piqued my interest for any reason other than it was blue – the colour that denotes…

O Starry Night

O Starry Night

Although I have spent much of my life living in or around major centres in Australia, I have been fortunate enough to spend a fairly significant amount of time in The Bush. The Bush is one of those ubiquitous terms…

The Home Range

The Home Range

While I love to travel for myself, there is also something to be said for sharing your local region with guests. After living in one place for a while as we start to do as we enter the Thirty Fraternity,…

Arugam Bay: Surfing Slum

Arugam Bay: Surfing Slum

Sri Lanka is – particularly for its small size – a dazzlingly diverse island in almost every way. The people, the culture and history, and the landscapes all change from town to town to the point where it only takes…

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 10 – Petra’s Treasury

Barber Shop Photos 10 – Petra’s Treasury

  I’ve talked about Petra in a previous Photo Blog, but this shot is certainly among my favourites. This vista, which looms out of nowhere as you walk through a tight canyon on the way from the modern town of…

Sinai 2009 – part 2

Sinai 2009 – part 2

Did you miss part 1 of this story? Why not catch it here first? The desert evening was cold and we were shivering despite our warm clothes by the time we reached the car park staging point for the five…

Sinai 2009 – Part 1

Sinai 2009 – Part 1

The enchanting ululations of half a dozen mosques broadcasting call to prayer woke me before 5am and I came to consciousness with the sense of standing on the edge of the city, which comes from 17 hours in the air…

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