Austin Hanway RIP – Two Years today

Austin Hanway RIP – Two Years today

June 8th is the anniversary of my father’s death. Today marks the second anniversary. Amidst the frenetic pace of my round the world trip, I…

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Sunset over the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

You might have guessed by now that I’m a pretty keen diver. In fact, my reason for coming to Cairns was to see the Great…

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Kata Tjuta Valley

Kata Tjuta

After watching the sun come up over Uluru, it was time to travel over to Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas. The Olgas are…

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Approaching Uluru


As much as I enjoyed sleeping in a swag, I have to confess I didn’t get much of a lie-in. We were up early for…

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Getting settled for the night in my swag – The Outback, Australia

Curiosities – Australia: Swags and Stargazing

My trip into the Red Centre of the Outback involved 2 nights camping in the desert under the stars in a swag. A swag is basically a…

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Kings Canyon - The Outback, Australia

Journey to the Red Centre – Kings Canyon

I swear it’s all Rolf Harris’ fault. I had always wanted to see Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) as a child, and I’m pretty sure this was…

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Sunset in Alice Springs - take cover!

Alice Springs: Gateway to the Red Centre

My next stop on the Australian leg of my Round the World adventure was Alice Springs, the most significant conurbation in the centre of Australia….

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Sydney Opera House

Impressions of Sydney

After rocking out with Monks, sunshine, temples and tarts in Thailand, it was time to board a 10 hour flight down to Sydney from Bangkok….

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Meat at the Night Market - Chumphon, Thailand

Traveling Back through Chumphon and Bangkok

Some days you can work really hard at having a good time. You can put pressure on yourself to see everything, do everything, tick all…

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Me and a Monk - Bangkok, Thailand

Curosities – Thailand: Monks

Buddhist Monks appear to be everywhere in Thailand. Monks take a vow to live a simple and meditative life to help them attain Nirvana. Monks…

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