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Island life on Espiritu Santo

After our recent stay on Espiritu ‘Santo’ Island I have been reminded how wrong it can be to make assumptions about a country until you explore it for yourself. I avoided going to Bali for years because I assumed it was only about drunk Aussies doing their worst for international relations – yes, that happens, but only in a small […]


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Watching the world go by in Villa de Leyva

A few hours drive outside the capital of Bogotá is a place I like to think of as ‘fantasy’ Colombia. A place set in a valley below the Andes mountain range where some locals still ride horses and meet in the square wearing a sombrero and a poncho over their shoulders. A traditional village where cobblestone streets, […]


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Photodump: Postcode 2060

I realise how many months it’s been since I posted. Life has been consumed by multiple casual jobs, full time study and a distinct lack of adventuring worth sharing; all for a positive, higher purpose of course. However, I did take a whirlwind trip to Sydney recently to shoot some photos for a friend; she wanted to […]


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Naxi: the all singing, all dancing, nature loving people of China

Luckyily for us, we happened to arrive in Lijiang during the Naxi celebrations to their God of Water – Shu. Every year in January they hold ceremonies to worship nature, as they believe strongly in the value of water as the source of life; keeping their local river systems clean, living in harmony nearby water […]


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Lijiang: where old and new worlds butt heads

With a history of over 800 years, a unique cultural blend of ethnic minorities, a killer mountain backdrop and UNESCO heritage listed architecture, Lijiang is not only popular among Chinese tourists, it’s in danger of being loved to death. Sure, it’s beautiful, and if you focus on the details and wander away from the irritating […]


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A slice of temple tranquilty in hectic Hanoi

At first glance the heaving city of Hanoi is overwhelming, in a sensory overload kind of way. Staying in the heart of the action in the Old Quarter, we took a wander through the buzz and found the ultimate city escape nearby. There’s a huge lake with a beautiful wooden bridge that crosses over to […]


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Walking among the eternal Emperors of Vietnam

After gawking at the impressive Imperial City, we got to wondering what kind of place the Vietnamese Emperors saw fit to lay their princely heads to rest. After all, they didn’t seem to build anything by halves. With a morbid sense of curiosity we chose one of the many burial grounds there is to see […]


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Admiring the architectural beauty of Vietnam’s Imperial City

Before recent wars Vietnam used to be a land of Emperors, with a ruling royalty that appreciated a love of traditional architecture, poetry, a passion for food, art and beautiful gardens. The Citadel at Hue stands as a crumpled monument to that time; an incredible collection of temples, public spaces, royal palaces and monumental halls. […]


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Photo dump: Falling hard for Hoi An

For the first time in Vietnam I’ve felt comfortable enough to wave my camera around in the streets day and night, walking with a renewed passion for the beautiful architectural spaces of Hoi An, the village scenes unfolding, and the general vibe of being in a completely unique and lovely place. The Vietnam fantasy has […]


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Full moon dreaming on the old streets of Hoi An

After a day wandering the old worldly streets of Hoi An, getting caught up admiring the classic Japanese and Chinese architecture, and generally falling in love with the place, the sky darkened, the moon rose up, and the village atmosphere turned from charming to magical. Every month it’s the tradition in this slice of Vietnam […]


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