Stories from the road
  • I was about to board a bus to Urfa in Turkey when he came up to me. An hour later he helped me explain to Turkish guards why I didn't have my passport. Then he spent the day showing me around his home town. He was one of those people that make travelling so wonderful. Yet I can't remember his name.

    I don’t remember your name

    I was about to board a bus to Urfa in Turkey when he came up to me. An hour later he helped me explain to Turkish guards why I didn't have my passport. Then he spent the day showing me around his home town. He was one of those people that make travelling so wonderful. Yet I can't remember his name.

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  • I logged into my CouchSurfing account a few weeks ago and realised I'd been a member for nearly three years. This project has given me so much: great experiences, memories and friends. It's also taught me a thing or two.

    Lessons from three years of CouchSurfing

    I logged into my CouchSurfing account a few weeks ago and realised I'd been a member for nearly three years. This project has given me so much: great experiences, memories and friends. It's also taught me a thing or two.

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  • The colourful Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is billed as one of the craziest marketplaces in the world. Visiting it is certainly is an experience. Be prepared to spend, or have some good excuses.

    In pictures: Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

    The colourful Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is billed as one of the craziest marketplaces in the world. Visiting it is certainly is an experience. Be prepared to spend, or have some good excuses.

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  • For weeks people have been asking how I feel about being in Vancouver. For a while, my answer (when I had one) wasn't very positive. Returning to "real life" was hard, and it took me a while to accept it.

    Returning to Vancouver and real life

    For weeks people have been asking how I feel about being in Vancouver. For a while, my answer (when I had one) wasn't very positive. Returning to "real life" was hard, and it took me a while to accept it.

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  • If I leave a country with just my memories and photos, that's fine with me. This isn't a "best of" collection. Some of these photos aren't that great. But they are my favourite images from 2013.

    Hey 2013, you don’t look so bad…

    If I leave a country with just my memories and photos, that's fine with me. This isn't a "best of" collection. Some of these photos aren't that great. But they are my favourite images from 2013.

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  • Photographing a trinket, toy or mascot on the road isn't a new concept. But I've still never seen another teacup. This year my teacup visited 13 countries and even went hot air ballooning in Turkey. Check out what it got up to in 2013.

    Teacup Adventures in 2013

    Photographing a trinket, toy or mascot on the road isn't a new concept. But I've still never seen another teacup. This year my teacup visited 13 countries and even went hot air ballooning in Turkey. Check out what it got up to in 2013.

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  • I've spent the last five months travelling. I've visited 11 countries. Seen some incredible things. Met some amazing people. Sounds like a dream right? But that's not always the case. Sometimes life on the road is hard. Really hard. So why doesn't anyone talk about it?

    When travelling sucks

    I've spent the last five months travelling. I've visited 11 countries. Seen some incredible things. Met some amazing people. Sounds like a dream right? But that's not always the case. Sometimes life on the road is hard. Really hard. So why doesn't anyone talk about it?

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  • Two months ago I had know idea where I would be spending Christmas, but a random email brought me to Finland, the home of Santa. It's wasn't my first Christmas away from Australia, but it was the most culturally different.

    Santa doesn’t fly in Finland

    Two months ago I had know idea where I would be spending Christmas, but a random email brought me to Finland, the home of Santa. It's wasn't my first Christmas away from Australia, but it was the most culturally different.

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