Tag Archives: amsterdam

north-western-australia February 25

Growing Up in The Most Remote City on Earth

Growing up in the outer suburbs of Perth, I was always very aware of my isolation.  The closest capital city was 2,000 kilometers away, and that wasn’t even half way across the country.  The suburbs were big and sweeping, and even going 30 km to Perth City itself was often an adventure.  We drove a […]

January 11

CHINA FIND A WAY OUT: Stuck in the People’s Republic of China

I get off the plane in Guangzhou; my first stopover.  It’s thirty-five degrees Celsius and I drag my luggage across the tarmac through a thick muggy haze. I’ve just taken a nine hour flight from Perth and I haven’t slept. I’m a quarter, maybe a third of the way to Amsterdam. The airport signs are […]

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany January 10

5 Reasons I Take Travel Photos

Many people tell me proudly every day, “I don’t need a camera to travel.  I have it all up here.”  This appears to be a really common attitude among “world travelers” and backpackers, but it seems really strange to me. Sure, nobody needs a camera to travel – in fact, I wasn’t even going to bring one […]