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…

Markets in Eumundi: Queensland’s BEST

My very first experience of the Eumundi Markets was a long time ago when I was just a small child. It was a weekend and my dad was delivering hay to a supplier in Eumundi. I wanted to go with as I always did when dad went on a delivery, so I did. Let me…

A Walk Through Time: San Gemini

I have spoken about San Gemini many times in the past. This is probably because it was my first ever international destination, and therefore holds a pretty special place in my heart. It was here that I found wanderlust. I found what really matters; experiences are more important than possessions, exposing yourself to different culture…

Travelling to San Gemini

It was 8pm when I arrived at Fiumicino Airport in Rome. As we flew in over the ranges, and the villages, I was so happy. So happy that there are no words to describe the excitement that was surging through me. I smiled through the entire landing and taxiing. I can still feel that feeling…

AAA/ASHA Conference Cairns 2014

At the end of 2014 I went to my first ever archaeological conference, and it was great! So many people tell you how boring these things are but when it is about something you love then it shouldn’t bore you. As I packed my bags and drove to Cairns with my friend, I was excited…

In Your 20’s… or Not

For those of you who know me, you know that I am an avid fan of travel. I love travel. I love everything that it means and everything that it brings. When I am travelling, I feel at home. With the new year there are many new articles coming out that end with “…in your…

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…

Wanderlust: how I caught the travel bug

I was 19 years old and I was studying archaeology at university. I had always been interested in other cultures – obvious due to my choice in degree – and I wanted an excuse to travel the world as a job. The idea sounds very appealing, right? I soon realised that archaeology was less Indiana…

Thailand in 3 Weeks: Phimai & Ban Non Wat

Monday – 21st January The drive to the Maruay Garden Hotel cost 500 baht for a 45 minute drive. I was only spending an hour here but I got a feel for the hotel. There was a massive foyer, beautiful big staircase, and comfortable waiting area. To the right was the entrance to the dining…

Thailand in 3 Weeks: Bangkok

Friday – 18th January I flew Thai Airways from Brisbane and arrived 8pm local time in Bangkok. The flight was really good – I ate the low cal meals which were delicious. Thai Airways give you a huge range of options for meals when you first buy your tickets. In the airport, you should not…

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…