• Best of Australia 2006

    Another ‘best of’ collection of shots taken whilst I was off down under in 2006/7 for an extended break. [nggallery id=2]

  • Best of New Zealand 2006

    This is a “best of” collection of photos that I took whilst on my month-long bus tour around New Zealand, way back in 2006. [nggallery id=4]

  • Where the bloody hell are ya?

    Seagull by Sydney Harbour London, that’s where! That’s it folks! I’m back safe and sound, got some crazy jetlag after a marathon 24 hour journey back to London. It was very odd getting on the tube at Heathrow, the underground map looked simpler than it had before. It’s been a great 8 months and I…

  • Final trip

    Currently at SIngapore airport for re-fuel, experienced the delights of the airports cactus garden, and the dubious bonus of Cliff Richard songs playing in the, this is a long mission. Thanks for reading, this is probably about it for now!

  • Me and the Koala

    Me and the Koala Finally, I got to see my first Koala bear, and they really are cute creatures. And very chilled out.

  • Back in Sydney (again)

    It’s actually nice being back in Sydney, this time I decided to stay on the North Shore, just next to the Harbour Bridge in Kirribili. Got my own room with pretty good breakfast, I’m really close to the shore, it’s great! I forgot how much more tropical Sydney feels, it’s def got that humidity in…

  • Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

    Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Went on a day trip to see the recreated Gold mining town at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, and despite it being quite chilly there it was a really good day out! Best bits were going down the mineshafts, amazing to think about the conditions people worked in back then, and also made me…

  • 2 movies

    First, don’t go and see The New World. I think Terence Malick is pretty amazing as a director, and does shoot this movie incredibly well in terms of cinematography- it’s very poetic. However there is no excuse for putting out a movie of such incredible tedium, it’s totally over-indulgent and would have been fine if…

  • The lost video diaries

    I actually took some short video clips before I left, a month ago, and today as a real reminder of some of the key stages in my trip these past 8 months. So below we have todays wrap up, but there’s the 7 month clip, and the pre trip clip. Apologies for my formal video…

  • Sunday thoughts

    Hmm, just occurred to me that soon this blog is going to sleep – I like to think I’m not such a geek that I’d carry on blogging at home! Photos yes, bla bla no. Unless I make a separate one. Who knows. So anyway, there might still be time for one or two more…

  • Back up there!

    Okay peeps, just like my decision to take off down under came outta almost nowhere, I can announce that I am heading back to blighty next month! I’ve had a beautiful time here, but in my gut I feel like it’s time to come back even though I haven’t managed to see alot of things…

  • Aussie Rules Football

    Finally, I got to see the famous aussie rules football in action! A friend from University, Jamie, was in town and suggested we go catch a Saturday afternoon game with his team Geelong playing the local Bulldogs. The first point about the game is that it is long – each quarter is about half an…

  • 7 Months

  • Finlands Eurovision entry

    I love hearing news like this about Finland. But as Ciaran says, “I myself think it’s well past time a satanic death metal band made it onto the European stage”.

  • The Great Ocean Road (trip)

    The 12 Apostles Decided to do a road trip with my mate Karel whilst there was still some fair weather remaining down in Victoria, so we borrowed a big Nissan 4x Wheel drive Jeep and headed on over to the GOR, to see Bells Beach (think surfing) and the 12 Apostles amongst other things. Spent…