Many Tribes, One People: Bwgcolman

As the title of this post suggests, Great Palm Island is a product of 50 years worth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being forcibly removed from their country and segregated on Great Palm Island. From this atrocity the Bwgcolman people were born. When we talk about “Palm Island” we are talking about Great…

Travel Australia by Coach?

  Travelling by coach allows you to see new landscapes without the stress of driving in a foreign place. You get to meet new people, and experience a place in a different way. Spending 20 hours on a bus is not that glamourous though, especially on a bus packed to the rafters with people, driving…

Travelling to San Gemini

It was 20:00hrs, in May of 2010, when I arrived at Fiumicino Airport in Rome. As we flew in over the ranges and the villages, and I heard that Captain tell the cabin crew to prepare for landing, I looked out the window at Italy for the first time; I was so happy. So happy…

Road Travel in Thailand

Leaving Australian road rules behind and never feeling safer. Before I went to Thailand I had heard stories about how insane it is to travel on the roads in Southeast Asia, but I still wasn’t quite ready for the lack of rules followed on the roads. More times than not I saw overloaded scooters, songthaews…

The Sunlander: 60 Years of Queensland Train Travel

This year is the 60th anniversary of the Sunlander making its debut train ride. With this anniversary comes an end of an era. At the end of this year the Sunlander will be taking its last journey; replaced by a newer faster model train, the Spirit of Queensland. Voted in the Top 25 Rail Journeys…