Oceania

Tales, adventures and photography from Oceania.
adelaide central market

Adelaide Central Market is something that I was completely ignorant about before I visited Adelaide, and it ended up being one of my favourite things in the city. Just before Christmas, my wife and I caught a plane to Adelaide and for our carry on luggage, brought an empty cooler

great ocean road australia scenic drive road trip

Australia’s Great Ocean Road, located on the south coast of the state of Victoria, is considered by many to be one of the best scenic drives in the world. Extending 243 kilometres (151 miles) between the cities of Torquay and Allensford, the Great Ocean Road passes through through huge sections

wellington craft beer guide new zealand

Wellington, New Zealand and craft beer go together like Winston Churchill and a cigar, hipsters and sriracha, caramel and salt and… you get the picture. I travelled to Wellington last year for Beervana, which is an annual festival put on to showcase the best of craft beer from New Zealand

Back in Perth for the weekend to go to a friend’s wedding, I decided to head into the CBD and Northbridge to check out some record stores for International Record Store Day.  You can read my post on that topic here.  While I was in the CBD, I had a

record store day

The 3rd Saturday in April of each year is International Record Store Day.  I was in Perth for the weekend for a friend’s wedding, and had some time to kill before it kicked off so went into the CBD to have a wander around, and check out some record stores with

Mornington Peninsula, just south of Melbourne, is a very popular spot for Melburnians looking for a weekend break from the city.  There is lots to do, from eco tourism at the many national parks, golf at the numerous courses, water sports, hot springs, beaches, breweries and wineries. On Easter Sunday,

The Victorian Microbreweries Showcase provides an opportunity for microbreweries from all over Victoria to showcase their beers to the public, as well as get noticed by publicans and restaurateurs who might be interested in stocking their product. It’s a bi-annual event, and is held in the Atrium at Melbourne’s Federation Square. There were a range

Future Music is a festival held in various capital cities across Australia at the end of summer each year.  It’s one of the big ones in the country and caters for a wide variety of tastes, with a definite skewing towards popular (as opposed to pop) music.  I went to Future Music

Fitzroy is Melbourne’s first and smallest suburb (or neighbourhood or borough, as suburbs are called in some cities around the world), and is where Melbourne meets Williamsburg.  Yes, Fitzroy is the hipster heartland of Melbourne. Melbourne is full of very distinct neighbourhoods, each offering up something to appeal to someone.

I love street photography and am always looking for ways to capture the essence of what it’s like to be walking about, in amongst a particular place. Inspired by photos I’d seen posted by my friend Nate over at the blog Yomadic, and tips that I’d read on various blogs