Tagged: Places to Visit

Hamburg Speicherstadt river buildings 0

24 HOURS IN HAMBURG

“We should do something this weekend.” The statement hung in the air for a moment. It was nine o’clock on Saturday morning and we were eating breakfast. “Tomorrow we could go to the beach, though...

Beach Realxing Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

GILI TRAWANGAN

I’m on board a ferry to Gili Trawangan listening to the crew leader explain the details of the fast boat. I always try to pay attention to the safety briefings. Partly from a suffocating...

Balinese spear dance Baris Biasa

TRAVELLING TO BALI

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country. It has 300 different ethnic groups speaking over 740 different languages and dialects. It has over seventeen thousand islands across nearly two million km2. Yet for all...

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

MY LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown is the tourist hub of New Zealand’s South Island. A lot of visitors to New Zealand pass through, or base themselves here while travelling through Otago and Canterbury. It is beautiful and interesting, with a lot of things to do. So why do I not like it very much?

Ketut Lombok and The Soaring Moa

REVIEW: KETUT LOMBOK HOMESTAY

I don’t often review places unless I feel they genuinely deserve them. If you are ever in Lombok, then stop in to see my friend Ketut and find out why I loved staying with him and why I call him my friend. 

UP NEXT IN 2017…

I am back in Sydney for the next two weeks, which I originally booked so I could see friends, swap my winter clothes for summer ones, and because there was a cute girl I was hoping to take for a drink, although in the words of Bernard Black, she’s probably seeing one of her four million friends. But what next?

iceland windscreen driving four wheeled drive

HOW TO DRIVE THE RING ROAD IN ICELAND

Keen to drive Iceland’s Ring Road, but don’t really know where to start? Here’s some advice I picked up while I was there to help out. If there’s anything you want to know, feel free to ask!!

BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI: AN ICELANDIC SECRET

In the far east of Iceland, 70kms off the Ring Road, is a district called Borgarfjörður eystri. Nestled at the bottom of the fiord is the small hamlet of Bakkagerði. It has fewer than 100 residents, a tiny school, a handful of houses and one store which is open three days a week for three hours. It is also breathtakingly beautiful. 

rainbow waterfall snow

ICELAND: FIRST IMPRESSIONS

After two days of travel, I landed into Keflavik International Airport, caught the bus to Reykjavik and had my first views of the Land of Fire and Ice. Iceland, born from volcanoes and shaped by glaciers is a dramatically stunning country. I have fallen for it already.