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Geography

ROAD WARRIOR (noun): a person who travels frequently as part of their job and does much work while travelling.
[Oxford English Dictionary]

North America

A Reflection on the US Election

So, pending recounts, legal stoushes, and no civil war breaking out, it looks like Joe Biden has finally won and […]

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Asia

Memories of Bhutan

I started writing this blog about ten years ago, although I was bitten by the travel bug long before that. […]

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Australia & the Pacific

Australian Wildlife

A favourite passage in travel literature comes from Bill Bryson’s book about his journey around Australia – In a Sunburned […]

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North America

An Open Letter from an Aussie to American Voters

Yes, ‘tis the season. That special time, which comes around but once every four years, when Americans prepare to go […]

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Asia

That Time in Kazakhstan…..

Thanks to Covid-19 I have been grounded in Australia, unable to fly anywhere. And last week I reached a personal milestone of sorts: I have now slept in the same bed for more than 120 nights in a row. This is a big deal for me, seeing that this has not happened since my university days, more than 25 years ago.

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Australia & the Pacific

Back in the U.S.S.R. (a.k.a. Sydney, Australia)

Yesterday, I ran out of toilet paper. Fortunately, this momentous event coincided with the last day of my two week […]

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