This Easter I travelled to Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas. The city has an estimated population of 274,400. To put this into perspective, Grand Cayman has similar land mass and has approximately 60,000 individuals. Sadly this is apparent in the amount of litter found on the streets down town but the tropical ocean colours still shine through. We stayed in a beautiful apartment with a garden in Bay View Suites, south of Paradise Island.Continue reading Nassau, Bahamas
What I love so much about the Cayman Islands is how different each island is. Grand Cayman has a busy vibrant atmosphere dominated by tourists. Little Cayman has beautiful, secluded white sand beaches with a population of 170 inhabitants. While Cayman Brac has rugged terrain with a 141 ft high cliff known as “The Bluff,” which dominates the east of the island.Continue reading Climbing The Bluff, Cayman Brac
Home→ Aviemore→ Inverness→ Gairloch→ Ullapool→ Lewis→ Harris→ Skye
Some may say that venturing to the Outer Hebrides in the middle of winter is a bold choice for a first #VanLife experience in Scotland – but I could not be more excited. Starting in Fife, we decided to head northward to catch the Ullapool ferry to Stornoway, travel through the Isle of Lewis, Isle of Harris and take the crossing from Ulg to Uig on the Isle of Skye.Continue reading Scottish Road Trip: The Outer Hebrides
Old Phuket Town was an ideal place to kick start our Asian adventure. We spent most of our time here eating delicious Thai food and drinking singa beer and cocktails. The streets were not overly populated with tourists, creating an authentic Thai vibe. We visited a cat cafe in town which was the cutest thing, although they showed very little interest in our presence.
I guess most people arriving in O’Hare from Hawaii at 6am would pay for a comfortable hotel room – but where is the fun in that?
With a little help from Forbes and a city map from airport information, I was able to check in my bag and head for the Chicago Loop via the L. (rapid transit system). An all day ticket was $10 and within 40 minutes I was down town.
An unimaginable and unforgettable experience
This year I was given an invaluable experience to travel to a small remote island in the central Pacific Ocean with Scripps Research Institute and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. This unique expedition introduced me not only to the Earth’s largest oceanic division, but to a new world where human influence on the marine environment is minimal.Continue reading Palmyra Atoll
A truly inimitable destination
If I had to choose a place in the world to settle down, The Big Island of Hawai’i wins hands down. In June 2016 Andy and I explored this beautiful island from top to bottom, from the peaks of active volcanos to the underwater marine life in Kona. We rented a house through airbnb next to volcano village as our base for this trip. From here we go holoholo (cruising around at leisure) over the Big Island.Continue reading Big Island of Hawai’i
My second home in the Caribbean
At the beginning of 2016 I travelled back to the Cayman Islands to conduct new and exciting coral reef research with the Department of Environment. In this post, I would like to share with you my favourite things about these beautiful islands and why I keep coming back for more.
I am am really glad we took the time to visit the bustling capital of Greece . I really enjoyed walking around the city and felt very safe at night time.
We strolled through the parks in the centre and visited the Acropolis which is possibly the most important ancient site in the Western world. It was first inhabited in Neolithic times (4000–3000 BC). Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city. Its monuments and sanctuaries of Pentelic marble gleam white in the midday sun and gradually take on a honey hue as the sun sinks, while at night they stand brilliantly illuminated above the city. Be warned there is no shelter from the midday sun and incredibly tourist ridden throughout the day.
The Isle of Ios in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea.
Ios is It is about 18 kilometres (11 miles) long, 10 kilometres (6 miles) wide and full of Australian tourists. Chora is a white and very picturesque cycladic village, full of stairs and narrow paths that make it inaccessible for cars of any kind. We stayed down on Milopotas Beach next to the diving centre Mylopotas Watersports.
We learned how to windsurf.
Rented a quad bike – Obviously it broke down on the way to visiting Homers Tomb! We drove around most of the island but there was not much to see.
The visibility for SCUBA diving was insane!! Life was scarce.
Snorkelling fun around the coast.
Sunset at the infinity pool in Pathos Lounge.
⋅ November 2015 ⋅