Tales, adventures and photography from around the world.
double double subiaco

When I was in Perth I had the opportunity to catch up with Gavin Bellinger, a friend of mine and owner of cafe turned small bar Double Double in Subiaco. Gavin is the perfect example of the new breed of small bar owner in Perth – a guy who quit his

Amerikamura Osaka, known more commonly amongst locals by the name Amemura, literally translates as “American Village” and unsurprisingly is a part of Osaka that’s been influenced by the pop culture of the United States. It’s a popular entertainment and shopping district that’s popular with Osaka’s youth and has an eclectic, energetic

osaka orange street tachibana

Osaka’s Orange Street is a part of Osaka that’s full of the latest fashions and trends, boutiques, interior design stores and hip cafes. Formerly a furniture district, today this 800 metre long narrow backstreet is Osaka’s equivalent of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, London’s Shoreditch and Melbourne’s Fitzroy etc. Orange Street is actually the

Osaka craft beer bars map

Osaka is known as “the kitchen of Japan” and it doesn’t take visitor long to realise that this nickname is warranted. The people of Osaka love to eat and drink, and the options available to engage in both in are plentiful. The Osaka craft beer (Ji Bīru) scene really kicked off

kyoto food guide blog where to eat

Kyoto, just like every other city I visited in Japan was full of great food. In Osaka, I realised that what I knew about Japanese food barely scratched the surface of the intricacies and depth of this unique cuisine and in Kyoto, the journey of discovery continued. Japanese food is

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

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,

Now that you’ve made the decision to travel, and have your plan, what’s next? Some of the things I say here might sound obvious, but they are all essential. Firstly, make sure your passport is up-to-date. By this, I don’t just mean a passport that has not yet expired, but

Split is a town that I thoroughly enjoyed visiting.  I never had any real great desire to visit Croatia, however my fiancée’s grandmother is from Split and it’s one of her favourite cities.  I’m always up for a new adventure, even to somewhere I’ve never given much attention to visiting, so off we