Christmas the Aussie way

On Christmas Eve I flew to Brisbane for my overland trip from Brisbane to Cairns. I arrived in a very quiet city, but luckily my hostel had a Christmas dinner going on. On Christmas day I decided to go out to Mount Coot-Tha, just outside of the city, since everything in the city was closed…

Thoughts drifting in the wind

After spending the week indoors at the office, it’s great to get out on the weekends. It’s especially great when the weather works out too. It wasn’t really warm, but the sun was out and the clouds in the sky showed no sign of showers. I needed to clear my head, so Intook a train…

Aiming higher

Interlaken is a wonderful place in the Swiss Alps that I am lucky enough to visit regularly. This season I tried to explore the region a bit and try a different activity every time I was there. Sometimes I get to do something outside of the town itself and I’d already made my way towards…

A busy day in Nong Khiaw

On our last morning in Muang Ngoy we had a buffet breakfast on a corner restaurant, with pancakes, waffels, banana pastries, tea, fruit, muesli and lots more. It was a really a feast. After eating way too much we walked down to the boat ramp and waited for the ferries to leave. Some people were…

Trekking to the hill tribes

Who knew I would be hiking in Pai. I’d been looking for trekking around Chiang Mai, but found that most companies included an elephant trekking, which is something I really don’t want to support. There are some companies that offer trekking only, but they were more expensive and I had only talked to a travel…

Brandywine falls without a car

Instead of taking the Sea to Sky highway, you can consider walking on the Sea to Sky trail. The trail heads up north from Squamish for 180km! If you don’t feel up to tackling the whole thing, you can always try a part of it. Since I don’t have any camping equipment, I explored the…

From fall into winter

Fall has arrived. I don’t know how I missed it. We’ve definitely had some fall weather, but the last week was a little reminder os summer, with temperatures into the twenties. Today was the end of that. The clouds had moved in, although the rain waited until later in the day. I suddenly noticed the…