On The Right Side – Driving in Europe

This isn’t the first time that I have driven in Europe, but I will be honest and say that my experience with driving on the right hand side of the road is somewhat limited. Having grown up in Australia, which is basically at the back end of the world and is pretty much miles away from any other country, particularly countries that drive on the right hand side of the road (Thailand and India both drive on the left), the opportunity to drive on the right hand side of the road (legally that is) is not readily available. … More On The Right Side – Driving in Europe

The Garrison Church

When I was younger I remember being told multiple times that the first church ever built in Australia was burnt to the ground by arsonists. In a way that isn’t all that surprising considering that Australia started off as a convict settlement, and the reason that a lot of them were convicts was that they had proven to be disruptive towards the social order. … More The Garrison Church

Old Town Phuket

I decided that when we arrived in Phuket, instead of making a mad rush for the harbour in hope of catching a ferry out to Phi Phi island, we would take it a little easier and spend the night in the main town, though that one night ended up stretching out to two, especially after I discovered a few things to go and check out while we were on the island (and in the local area as opposed to the beaches). … More Old Town Phuket

Museums of the Western Front

The Western Front in World War one was actually quite long, stretching from the North Sea on the shores of Belgium down to the Swiss Border. That means that there is a lot of ground to cover, and considering that there was fighting along most of the front, there are lots of things to see if you, unlike me, decide to travel the whole length. From my travels there I have since discovered that while the trenches are now long gone, there are still relics, even a hundred years after the event, hidden in the fields, forests, and farms along that stretch of land. … More Museums of the Western Front

Wave to the Rock

I remember a book that my Dad had on the shelf when I was a kid. I’m not entirely sure if it is still there, but if it is it would be on the verge of falling apart. Anyway, the book was about Australia, or more specifically about the natural wonders that you can find scattered across the continent. Anyway, on the cover of this book was a rock that was shaped like a wave, and that rock had been sticking in my mind for quite a while. … More Wave to the Rock

Phi Phi Don – The Island of the Cats

This isn’t the first time that I’ve been to Phi Phi Island, though the last time, back in 2015, I only stayed for a short time. Basically I took a day cruise from Phuket, which took us to Pileh Lagoon, Monkey Beach, and then we jumped onto the island for a spot of lunch where some guys were wandering around with monkeys charging us ฿100 to hold them and have a photo taken. … More Phi Phi Don – The Island of the Cats

Beer in Brussels

Upon arriving in Brussels I discovered that there was one thing that defined this city – beer. We had just completed a four hour train trip from Luxembourgso the first thing we had to do was to drag our suit cases through the city to our hotel, which happened to be on a street called ‘The Street of the Chicken Market’. … More Beer in Brussels

Out in Ararat

Ararat was one of those towns that we would regularly pass through on our road trips to Melbourne. Mind you, passing through simply meant skirting the city since the highway didn’t head down the main street, and off towards the mountains that marked the road to Melbourne. … More Out in Ararat

Fortress Luxembourg

Actually, I’m not entirely all that sure why I decided to visit Luxembourg – maybe it was because I wanted to go for a drive through as many countries as possible, and the part of Europe I was in I figured that I could make that five. When I was previously in Europe, I had managed to pass through four countries in a day – Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy, however this time I wanted to add an extra country to my record, and this time I did manged to do five (though only just – it was 11:00 pm when we crossed the border into Luxembourg). … More Fortress Luxembourg

The Seedy Side of Singapore

When one thinks of Singapore the image of a clean city where there are no cigarette butts on the ground and chewing gum is illegal. Parks, gardens, and super trees also come to mind, as well as a fairly conservative life style. I visited the city-state in 2015 to discover that it was not what I expected – particularly since Singapore also has its fair share of decent night life. … More The Seedy Side of Singapore