We began our Australian outback adventure on a cold autumn morning. From country Victoria we headed north-west to South Australia. It was a change we needed after a few months of the daily grind in Sydney or Melbourne. We drove over 550 kilometres before we arrived at Lake Albert in the town of Meningie just … Continue reading Wind of Change – Lake Albert SA
Every day is Caturday in George Town. George Town - a UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang, Malaysia - is known for its colourful and interactive street art. The street art scene is so popular that some would argue it rivals Penang's all-time favourites - cendol (cold, sweet, coconut-based drink) and char kway teow (flat-rice … Continue reading For the Love of Cats
Happy 2018! Summer has well and truly landed Down Under. As the temperature reaches 30°C, many flock to Australia's favourite outdoor spots - from the beach to the river - to socialise, sunbath and have a cool splash after the heat gets too much. Recently, I was invited to a close friend's birthday party on … Continue reading Party on the Hawkesbury
Exploring Italy’s urban side through its street art and graffiti can be enlightening, and even surprising - something I learnt during my recent trip. A former slaughterhouse doesn’t sound like an attraction especially in a city like Rome where there are grander monuments, museums and galleries to keep you busy. Campo Boario, located in the neighbourhood of … Continue reading Street Art in Italian Cities
History was made yesterday. Over 30k people marched in Sydney to show their support for marriage equality. It is the biggest turnout in Australia's LGBTIQ rally history. The YES Rally was a response to a controversial and expensive postal survey, which costing the taxpayers $122 million, to gauge the support for legalising same-sex marriage in … Continue reading YES Rally for Marriage Equality
We waited in the lobby of Hanoi Old Quarter Hostel where we had been staying for the past few nights. The bus was running late. I was worried. What if the bus didn't show up? What if it couldn't find us? As an outsider, I found it so easy to get lost in the chaotic … Continue reading Adventures in Vietnam
Hundreds of activists protest in Sydney against President Trump's hardline policies on immigration and Australia's inhumane treatment of asylum seekers who are held up in offshore detention camps.