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Posts Tagged "Nature"

A fresh look at Byron Bay’s Lighthouse Trail

Summer has been a total sweat fest in Brisbane this past month, with temps smashing forty right in the face. As I perspired my way through the festive season, not a seabreeze in sight, all I’ve been able to think about is running head-on in to the ocean like some kind of inland bogan monster. The time […]


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Photodump: the last days of Winter

After a whirlwind South America trip, coming down from the Colombian experience has been made all the easier by focusing on the beauty in our own backyard. With the last days of Winter reminding us very much of Spring and a lengthy visit from my parents, returning to the usual routine has been pretty special. These snap shots are […]


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Staying at a traditional Colombian Farm

Leaving the beautiful countryside around Salento behind we headed across the coffee region towards the town of Montenegro, an area dotted with traditional coffee plantations known in Colombia as fincas. What is special about the region is the opportunity to spend some time staying at a finca in a traditional country house, in a way that kind of feels […]


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Photodump: Beyond Salento in Colombia’s coffee region

Hiring a dirt bike to wind our bumpy way through the mountains surrounding the beautiful town of Salento might just have to be regarded as one our best experiences this trip. Passing through shady roads alongside towering bamboo forests, along high mountain ridge lines and through tiny villages… Across lonely bridges made for the fluctuating force […]


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Getting a taste for Colombia’s coffee culture

Colombia, being the world’s third largest producer of coffee behind Brazil and Vietnam, means it’s kind of hard to escape the aroma as you travel throughout the country. After four years avoiding the stuff I made an executive decision as soon as we arrived that not drinking coffee on this trip was absolute nonsense. It […]


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Palomino: not really our idea of a Caribbean paradise

Palomino came recommended as a down to earth, yoga on the beach, hippy-esque kind of place “that you guys would love”. A tiny village on the Caribbean coast, about 6 hours by bus from Cartagena, where the jungle meets the ocean below the Sierra Nevada. What’s cool is the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta sits as an isolated mountain […]


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Photodump: Beyond Villa de Leyva

Taking some time out to explore the natural spaces that Andres grew up in, we took the old family jeep out for the day. Climbing through the dusty roads that intersect windy corn fields and flowering fruit trees we visited a stunning monastery built in the 16th  century. Amongst the steep green mountains and ochre […]


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Dundee Beach dreaming

With cyclonic weather, a massive king tide and steamy wet season temperatures, my girlfriend Tarz had the brilliant idea of visiting Dundee. Only a couple of hours drive south west of Darwin, Dundee beach turned out to be the perfect, dramatic landscape to spend some time relaxing. Population 400, stuff going on – zero. We spent […]


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The essence of Darwin

There is something spectacularly different about Darwin, the city at the top end of Australia. It feels like a place that is definitely beating it’s own drum – perhaps played to a cruiser audience, with a more tribal rhythm, and under the influence of a sweat inducing sky. But I like it. The cruisy pace, the blend of cultures, the prevalence of Indigenous locals, […]


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Making the most of the wet season at Litchfield National Park

In the ‘top end’ of Australia, there are only two distinct seasons – wet and dry. Most people like to visit in the dry season to guarantee they won’t be caught in thunderstorms, heavy rain, or potential cyclones, ensuring easy access along roads that are prone to flooding. For me, the ‘true wet’ season holds […]


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