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Santiago de Chile: one helluva stop-over

After such an amazing month in Colombia our plan of stopping over in Santiago was more about breaking up the long haul flights home to Australia than really getting time to explore anywhere new. Within a couple of hours in the capital we could tell that we had totally misjudged the appeal of the city. With a looming mountain vista, a […]


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Photodump: Chinatown, Singapore

Singapore has an awesome Chinatown, set within a backdrop of colourful colonial architecture, a thriving market and some very chatty locals. Chinese Singpaoreans are totally up for a game of regular mahjong if you show enough interest. There’s also a temple housing a tooth relic of Buddha that glows with hundreds of statues in his […]


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Photodump: Poking around Haji Lane, Singapore

You’d be forgiven for thinking you’re visiting an upmarket area of Egypt or Morocco in this part of Singapore. Staying close to the mosque, I was reminded by the call-to-prayer that Islam has a beauty all of its own. If you want to walk amongst colonial buildings with a touch of Arabic styling, the sweet smell […]


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A village homestay in Snoeung, Cambodia

The village of Snoeung sits close to the Thai border – about 35km from the city of Battambang where I’ve been volunteering with Ptea Teuk Dong (PTD) these past few weeks. I had the pleasure of visiting the community in my first week, mostly to look at the site where PTD are building a community centre and school for […]


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Village life in provincial Battambang

Before we left Australia I had heard wonderful things about Battambang from other travellers, how the city centre has a certain architectural charm, how friendly the people are, and how much we’d love it. But as we drove in to the city last weekend, past the rubbish strewn industrial areas, the dilapidated shop fronts and over […]


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Poking around our Brissie backyard

While my folks have been staying with us in Brisbane I’ve had the perfect excuse to revisit some of my favourite places. It’s been two years since their last pop in and I recognise more than ever the family traits I hope to inherit – most of all my parents shared curiosity for life and a willingness to […]


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The big bloody hike

Somehow I managed to convince some of my lovely, young university mates to start training for a big, bloody hike way back in February. The mission: walk 55km of hills through a huge National Park close to home, the aim being to raise money to help reduce poverty around the world. The Oxfam Trailwalker event […]


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On the hiking home stretch

We hiked hard this weekend. With only a few weeks until we walk 55km for Oxfam, my hiking ladies and I thought it would be a good idea to check out some of the trail. Luckily for us it’s close to home; only this beautiful path that passes Enoggera Dam was totally new to me. I […]


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Photodump: Hiking the Coomera Circuit

Lamington National Park will always be one of my favourite places to escape the city and today was no exception. As a group of friends and I prepare for a 55km fundraising hike at the end of June, it feels kinda nice to have ‘training’ in a World Heritage listed rainforest. The Coomera Circuit is my […]


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Swimming with the incredible green sea turtles of Gili Air

With only a few days left of our three week holiday we made the unanimous decision that Bali could wait, we’d had several days on Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan but we just couldn’t pry ourselves away from the idyllic weather of the Gili’s. Everyone we met coming from Bali kept telling us how much […]


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