I [HEART] Brixtontown

Brixton is an amazing part of London. Such a mix of peoples and a strong, established Afro-Carribean community. The markets buzz every day, stallholders lining the streets, shopkeepers in the arcades with their displays, hawking to passersby, small, cosy coffee shops...

On the road again

So, I bought a bike yesterday…a Honda CBF500 I was hunting, hunting through internet ads this week, had about a dozen to look at when i went to pick up the bike i’d hired for 10 days. The dilemma I had was that I didn’t really want to spend the money...

Holland adventures

Well, two weeks now in Amsterdam, staying with Anne, Tom, Jasper and Rosie. It’s been a time of unexpected homeliness, constant adventures and strange sleeping patterns. I didn’t know what to expect in Holland after a month in eastern europe. Hungary and...

Amsterdam!

Well, after a fairly long 12 hour train ride and multiple change overs, I’ve arrived in Amsterdam. And really, this is what i’ve been waiting for! A city that feels welcoming, that dazzles me, makes me feel like a little boy in his first floor to ceiling...

Hungary's homeless…

It was three days before leaving Budapest, and I was reflecting upon the history of this place, it’s location as a gateway between Europe and Asia, and hence, historically, a gateway for conflict. I was looking to find the modern representation of the ones most...

Australia, you seem so far away….

The last time I traveled, albeit with dramatically shorter time frame in mind, was to Sri Lanka in 2007/08. Similarly, an Australian federal election took place during that trip also. I recall how surreal it was to be reading international media about the election,...