Newcastle Upon the Hunter

I’m not sure whether I would call it ironic or not, but it isn’t just that there happens to be a city named Newcastle in Australia, as well as England, it is that the Newcastle in Australia is not only on a river, but it is also a major port, and the mineral that this port ships happens to be coal. Maybe that is why they decided to give this city the name, because it reminded the original settlers of where they came from. … More Newcastle Upon the Hunter

Penang – The Forgotten Paradise

I’d almost forgotten about Penang, that is until one day when I was bored at work and exploring Google maps, I discovered this island just off the coast of Malaysia that rang a bell. When I was much younger Penang seemed to be the go to place for Australians, however over the years that has changed quite a lot … More Penang – The Forgotten Paradise