Tag: Wanderlust

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 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…

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…

Caye Caulker sunset

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…

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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…

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On death in the spiritual capital of India: Varanasi

A trip to India isn’t complete without visiting its spiritual capital, Varanasi. It is the oldest living city in the world and is crafted around the Ganges – where 5 rivers meet and considered to be one of the holiest places in the world. It goes by a number of names, the other it is most recognised as is Benares.…

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SPECIAL FEATURE // On Bhutan, land of the thunder dragon

I can say this with certainty: Bhutan is the most fascinating place I’ve ever encountered. I first heard about Bhutan in my Year 11 Economics class. It was mentioned fleetingly in documentary we were watching in class, but had always stuck in my mind. Bhutan is the world leader in measuring their economy’s success through Gross National Happiness. It makes…

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On Nepali misadventures: rain, rhinos and rowing // photo diary

Our time in Nepal was one of Plan Bs. Remember when I said that monsoon season that is ‘just a bit of water‘? Well I shot myself in the foot a little bit there. We were in Nepal for plus or minus 10 days. Five of those rained non-stop. I’m not exaggerating in the tiniest bit. Non-stop. And preceding our…