Halloween: a haunted history

Halloween has become one of the most celebrated days around the world. Nowadays it is all about costumes, lollies and scaring people, but it wasn’t always that way. Halloween evolved from the 2000 year old Celtic tradition, Samhain; a day which marked the end of harvest season and beginning of winter. Celebrated on the 31st…

Ingham Italian Festival: food, wine & music!

If you are interested in all things Italian then you should definitely head to the Australian Italian Festival in Ingham. Food, wine, entertainment, markets, cooking, challenges and so much more can be experienced here. Located at the beautiful TYTO Wetlands in Ingham, the Italian Fest showcases and celebrates the culture of Italian migrants and their…

The Myth of Count Dracula

Count Dracula is a fictional character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Count Dracula was inspired by the infamous Prince of Wallachia, Vlad III Dracula, one of the most well known figures in Romanian history. Romanian folklore had been rich with the supernatural before the Irish writer, Bram Stoker, created the tale of Count Dracula. He researched…

Lumbini: the birthplace of Lord Buddha

Lumbini is a major Buddhist site which represents the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. It is within the Nepal Terai, a subtropical chain of forests, marshes and grasslands, between the Indian border and Siawalik Range of the Himalayas. Lumbini has been described as the earliest Buddha shrine dating to c. 550 BCE. The site was…

Eat Like The Locals: South Burnett

The South Burnett is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Queensland. Located a short drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast where forests, farmland, creeks and the beautiful green hilly countryside is common. The area is filled with cultural and natural heritage attractions, as well as a ton of places to try the…

Thailand: Australia Day

WARNING: The following may be disturbing for some people. Australia Day is not usually something I tend to celebrate (you can find out why here), however the beautifulĀ peopleĀ of Ban Non Wat wanted to make us a special dinner, and who was I to say no. Especially when food is involved. I started off the day…