Tokyo Nightscapes

In June of 2019, I had a four-day trip to Tokyo for work. I’d been to Japan before, but I always try to see something other than the hotel and office on work trips. That said, I wasn’t completely comfortable exploring on my own, so I looked on Trip Advisor and ended up booking a […]

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Wonderful Wakatobi

Wakatobi has been on our list for a while, but the timing has never quite worked. Last year we looked at the best time to visit, and then selected a week around Easter to capitalise on the long holiday weekend. From the moment we touched down in Bali, we realised why everyone raves about Wakatobi. […]

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Underwater Photography Workshop (and a Nitrox course) in Bali

There are few places that we return to more than once. There are fewer places that offer sunny skies, warm calm water, and unbelievable service. This is how we wound up on our second trip to Bali with the Underwater Tribe. After a relatively quick flight (5 hours) from Melbourne, we arrived in Bali. The […]

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The Thresher Sharks of Malapascua

We had such a fabulous time at NAD, that we asked them for their expert opinion on where to go for a week in April. Our criteria was sunshine, warm water, easy diving, and a place that would spoil us (not in terms of spa experiences, but more about effortless private diving). They recommended Evolution […]

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Muck Diving in Lembeh Strait

Ever since we did the underwater photography workshop in Bali with Underwater Tribe, we’ve been itching to visit NAD. The Tribe, and pretty much any underwater photographer that we have met has raved about the Lembeh Strait, and specifically NAD. Getting There We flew from Melbourne to Singapore, overnighted at the airport Crowne Plaza, and […]

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Underwater Photography Workshop in Bali

To practice using our new underwater camera rigs, we were looking for somewhere fairly close with easy diving. And by “easy” I mean warm water, and people to carry all your stuff. We settled on Bali, and booked a week with Underwater Tribe, who came highly recommended by Scubapix. The itinerary included five days of […]

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Whirlwind tour of Hanoi

If you travel a lot for work, you know that most of the time you get to see the consultant trifecta: the airport, the office, and some Western chain hotel. It takes effort, and some sleep sacrificing, to squeeze in much more than that. This was my first time in Vietnam, and I was determined […]

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Two Days in Singapore

I’d been to Singapore once before. On that trip, my client was at the airport, I stayed at the airport, and the office was five minutes from the airport. I didn’t see much. On this trip, I was determined to see more. Jet lag was in my favour, so when I woke up well before […]

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Celebrating my Birthday in Ubud, Bali

(Location: Bali, Indonesia) I’ve always been intrigued by Bali, though I’m not sure why. It’s fairly easy to get to from Australia – a five hour flight, and only a two hour time difference. Rather than try to rush around and see the whole island, we spent all four nights in Ubud. It’s a little […]

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Taking the Train from Delhi to Ranthambore

Photographing wild tigers in India has been on our list for a while. We had a week off around Easter, and decided to spend the entire time Ranthambore National Park. Located in Rajasthan, it really isn’t easy to reach. You can drive (well, be driven) from Delhi in about 8 hours, or you can take […]

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