Author: Bec

On Borneo

On Borneo // a photo diary from the archives

Borneo is a beautiful place. The plants are greener, the heat is thicker, the raindrops are heavier, the smiles are heartier, the bugs are absolutely enormous, and it’s home to some of the best nature in the world. Borneo is truly larger than life. My sister and I took a trip there in 2011 – visiting Kuching, Semenggoh Orangutan Reserve, Bako…

On 20 lessons learnt from my first time at Glastonbury // photo diary

Without even really thinking about it, I got a ticket to Glastonbury through the ballot at work, and that was that. I joined my friend and her group of uni friends who were Glastonbury regulars on what can only be described as a weekend of joy and sensory overload.  Here are the top 20 things I learnt: 1. Glastonbury is absolutely massive. So massive,…

On Bruges: the perfect place

On Bruges: the perfect place // photo diary

Have you seen Shrek? Do you remember when Shrek and Donkey first visit Duloc, and there’s a welcome song that goes ‘Duloc is a perfect place’? Here’s a reminder: Well, Bruges is Duloc: a perfect place. I spent last bank holiday weekend there with my Aussie gal pal, and it was just so picturesque it hurts. All it took was hopping…

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On the perfect way to spend a long weekend in May // BRUGES sneak peek

I have mentioned this before, but this weekend has been part of what I like to term ‘Mega May’. This weekend has been spent with one of my home girl high school best friends from Aus. She’s in Europe presenting at a conference (because, as it sounds, she’s an intelligent legend) and happened to be here on a long weekend…

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On May microadventures

May. The weather feels warmer, the air smells fresher, everyone seems to smile more and the beer tastes colder. I’m not actually sure any of that last sentence you just read is true at all, but it feels true, so it kind of is. May is an absolute cracker of a month. You get to shed your winter coats and it’s…

On the best part of the Mexico trip - swimming with sea turtles in Akumal Bay

On the best part of the Mexico trip

If you’re viewing on email, head on over to the site for the sexy photo version.   FACT: I absolutely adore animals. FACT: when I discovered that there was a place you could just go swim with sea turtles, we took a 2 hour detour to do so. The whole time throughout the trip to Mexico and Belize we had…

On the Mayan Riviera, Belizean islands and Chichen Itza: itinerary + photo diary

On the Mayan Riviera, Belizean islands and Chichen Itza: itinerary + photo diary

If you’re viewing on email, head on over to the site for the sexy photo version. My boyfriend and I had 2 1/2 weeks and wanted a mix of beach, adventure, history, and beer. This post is going to be a visual whistlestop through the main stops, the highs and the lows (cough cough, prolific seaweed). We hit up the major stop…

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On why I’ve not posted in a while (sneak peek: Mexico + Belize)

So things have been a little quiet around here recently, non? Well here’s why. I went to Mexico and Belize for nearly three weeks. And you know what that means right? Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to take you through the highs and lows, the beaches and ruins, places you can’t miss (and the ones you can…), and…

On Japan: I'm dreaming of Tokyo

On Japan: I’m dreaming of Toyko // photo diary

For the last few weeks I’ve been dreaming Tokyo. I went in 2011 for a whirlwind two weeks. I’ve been craving the bright lights, late night karaoke, and the hyper organised mania of Tokyo. There is a dreamy and surreal balance in Japan of the craziest city with incredible serenity of forests only a a short train away. I definitely have…

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On palm trees and perfect beaches: Sri Lanka, the final stop

The final stop of the two month extravaganza was Sri Lanka. We decided to go there to relax and get a week of sedentry beach holiday and Tom could get in a some diving, and I could do my PADI qualifying dives (doing it in Canary Wharf didn’t really appeal…). So those were the expectations I had set for the…