Stoney Creek- Far North Queensland

Stoney Creek- Far North Queensland

During these months the creeks and rivers inland of Cairns swell with the rains of the tropical monsoon and this is when the region receives most of its 2000mm(79 inches) plus of annual rainfall.

The rainforest comes alive and locals flock to swimming holes with refreshing waterfalls like this one.

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Love that horn. The audible splendour of a taxi in Burma

Love that horn. The audible splendour of a taxi in Burma

  Something is awry driving along the wide streets of Yangon, lined with immaculate gardens and large electronic billboards hanging from the decrepit facades of beautiful colonial era buildings. Every country has its peculiar road rules and idiosyncrasies but on my first visit to Burma’s old capital of Rangoon I feel like declaring in a posh English accent- ‘Well this is all rather civilised isn’t it?’   Right Hand drive vehicles on the wrong side of the road It did…

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The most sublime view.How I found the village of Tikot.

The most sublime view.How I found the village of Tikot.

I love hiking because when you’re in nature you really have time to think. As we marched stubbornly upwards through the steep Kali Gandaki Valley of Nepal I remember thinking , just because we don’t know where we are and neither does anyone else, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re lost. Earlier that day we missed our exit on the main road between Tatopani and Kagbeni and had to make a decision on whether to back track and lose a…

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Da Lat Blues. One bar in Vietnam with a whole lot of character.

Da Lat Blues. One bar in Vietnam with a whole lot of character.

In the highlands of southern central Vietnam, the air is cooler and the countryside strewn with convex greenhouses jammed side by side for growing all types of delicious edibles from fat red strawberries to possum digested coffee beans. At 1500 m above sea level, Da Lat has a temperate spring like climate ideal for agriculture and perfect for tourists wanting to escape the oppressive humidity and chaos of Vietnams big cities.   Wide boulevards converge on the towns main square (Hoa…

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