I’m an idiot, and you are too.

“The chief element of happiness is this: to want to be what you are.” Erasmus I do some incredibly stupid things. In travel and my day to day life, I blunder around like a moving flesh-bag of insecurity, discontentment and laziness. This isn't to say "woe is me". Nor is it an elaborate way to…

I am Australian. I say Welcome.

We are living through one of the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. I don't have a lot to give so I thought I would share my stories. These are the moments that shaped me.  The Sudanese refugee camp  I was eight when I trundled through a refugee camp on the outskirts of…

Hotel Am Brillantengrund, Vienna: A Review

Although it’s been about three weeks since I stayed in the hotel in Vienna, it took me that long to get the spelling of the name right before I could write a review.  The Rooms Look, I paid fifty euros for the night and that included a free breakfast, so I wasn’t expecting luxury and…

Please don’t “do” Budapest

I thought I would pop down my favourite things about Budapest with the hope that if you ever find yourself there, you will have a bit of inspiration on how to love the city as much as I do.  Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness I was once chatting with a friend from Maine, and…

Learning to Ski: Wanaka or Queenstown?

Whilst there are ski fields dotted all over New Zealand, you will find the majority of snow seekers gathering in the Otago region of the South Island. With four major ski fields: Treble Cone, Cardrona Alpine Resort, The Remarkables, and Coronet Peak, you have plenty of choices. The Remarkables and Coronet Peak are owned by…

25 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Mauritius

1. It’s in Africa. You might be eating an Indian Curry while chatting to your waiter in French while fireworks go off for Chinese New Year. But guess what, you’re in Africa. Mauritius is nothing like mainland Africa. If you had to liken it to anywhere, it would be India. The only lions and giraffes…

Being Single: Six Reasons Why it’s All Cool

I've ordered a beer off the flight attendant because honestly, I might have to be a bit liquored up to write about this subject. If I start aggressively writing about the patriarchy, it was the beer (But seriously, the patriarchy, it runs deep). I’ve been single for three years now. I started this blog with…

Learning to Ski in New Zealand

Skiing. I had done it on the water with fat skis that would wiggle and jump and sometimes pitch me face first into the water. I had seen it on TV, with skiers launching themselves into scary heights hoping their strapped-in ankles wouldn’t snap like dry twigs upon landing. And I’d heard about it from…

Karpathos: The Greek Island You Need to Visit Now

With no fringing reefs or changing ocean depths, the Greek islands have a habit of surprising you with their jagged perimeters and rocky cliffs that have a tendency to tumble into the sea when nobody is watching. Covered by an opaque haze, landing in Karpathos happens quickly and heavily, the wheels touched down with the…

How to Backpack New Zealand on an Extreme Budget

Accidentally glance at New Zealand on a map and when you check your wallet later you will notice that you are missing twenty dollars. There is no denying that New Zealand is expensive; $1500 will buy you a month living in some shady hostels and eating wiggly noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegetable soup…