Ubud Embrace

Ubud Embrace

Ubud is said to be the kind of place that will either embrace you or “spit you out”. It draws you in with it’s quiet charm and the warm smile of its inhabitants, or it revolts your senses with its dirty roads, potholes, unfinished buildings and the swarm of tourists...
Skippy meets the bird

Skippy meets the bird

Even after 26 years in Australia the kangaroo still amazes me whenever I see one. On my recent camping trip, after a morning of rain, confined as I was to my little but thankfully dry tent, the skies were clearing and I could get up to meet the world outside. As I...
The spider and his family

The spider and his family

[Published in The Australian on April 16th, 2016] On my recent road-trip down the NSW coast I camped for a couple of nights at beautiful Diamond Heads in Cowdry National Park.  Arriving mid afternoon, having set up my little tent in a peaceful well protected area, I...
India – a road-trip through sensory overload

India – a road-trip through sensory overload

I had the opportunity to travel to India in November 2011 – it was essentially a business trip, but the people I met went out of their way to show off their country, and I also had a weekend spent mainly in Agra – the site of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal...

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