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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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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Indian Visa on Arrival. Kind of.

I’ve been to India before. For work. The visa process is complicated and time consuming. It took two trips to the visa processing centre, and I needed a letter from my employer in India, and my employer in Australia. And because I am a US citizen living in Australia, that doubled the estimated four day […]

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Melbourne Photowalk

Sometime you ignore the stuff that is in your own backyard. We’re doing our best to play tourist in our home city, but sometimes a photowalk is a good excuse to get out the cameras.

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Exploring Angkor Wat (with 200k of our closest friends)

(Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia) Angkor Wat has been on our list for a while. We’d planned it a few times when we lived in the US. Even bought a guidebook at one point. We sold the guidebook as part of the purge before moving to Australia, so of course we finally go there a year […]

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Bagan. It’s in Myanmar.

(Location: Bagan, Myanmar) When we told people that we were going to Myanmar, the reactions were pretty classic. Most people didn’t know where it was and then said, “Oh, you mean Burma.” Most people asked “Why??” Bagan is just popping up on the tourist radar, and I hope the crowds don’t flock here and ruin […]

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Two Nights in Bangkok

(Location: Bangkok, Thailand) The first stop on our Christmas break tour of southeast Asia was Bangkok. We hadn’t been there before, it was a direct flight from Melbourne, and it was a good jumping off point for the rest of our travels. We stayed at the Hilton, in a super swanky suite for less than […]

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