From the winelands and grey-blue mountains of the Western Cape, to the frenetic buzz of Saigon, and now under the endless blue skies and red dust of Australia. Follow me on this journey as my mind wanders, my eyes explore and my fingers record.

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  • on Aug 24, 2010 in vietnam blog north of the border
    G'day. I'd like to take this rare opportunity to make an announcement. African Down Under is going to retirement, or should I say "retired hurt", as they say in cricketing terms. Actually, it is more like "retired embarrassed". With a grand tota...
  • Embrace your Inner ZefnessAs I’m writing this I’m listening to Die Antwoord, Waddy Jones’ (of Max Normal and Original Evergreen fame) lank hos, holla 7 alterego Ninja rapping about his tik-kop sexual fantasy “"Beat Boy": "Shaking Your Nice Boobs, I Tell You I Like You...
  • South of the border: Part 1
    on Mar 3, 2010 in travel south of the border NSW photos
    On a day that was so hot the semi-melted, sticky tar of the road clung to the coagulated soles of our flip-flops, we made our way down Nimbin’s, well, only real street. Nimbin, which sounds equally whacky said backwards, is a crazy hippy town in no...
  • What's in a name?Burpengary sits along a stretch of busy asphalt: the M1 north out of Brisbane towards the Sunshine Coast. It houses a weighbridge, a tavern, a railway station, three primary schools and a creek. It’s nothing special by anyone’s terms. Except mine...
  • G'day, Hallo, Xin Chao, Molo, Hello, Ahoyhoy!
    on Jan 27, 2010 in blog
    First off, I'd like to wish everyone a prosperous 2010. Hopefully it's the year that sees:Newcastle return to the Premier League, Bafana Bafana lift the golden World Cup trophy in July, Australian house prices plummet, Kyle Sandilands exiled to Chris...
  • A holiday Hiatus
    on Dec 16, 2009
    I will be taking a short break until the new year, when this blog will be back with a vengeance. I already have some great post ideas and photos to match so I'm really excited about blogging in 2010. These last few months have been more of a (sporadi...
  • Outback Business Ventures
    on Nov 11, 2009 in camels outback teaching business
    It’s been four whirlwind months in Oz so far, with its ups and downs. Ups include working at the international language school of the University of Queensland, teaching such a mishmash of nationalities, and learning so much about other cultures eve...
  • Box of the WeekThis Box of the Week is outside Fringebar in the Valley. It's brought to you by Anthony Jigalin, a renowned local Brisbane artist, who often exhibits his unique pieces there,as part of Fringeblac - the Brisbane Local Arts Collective. Take a look at h...
  • Proudly Oz-AfricanOne of the first things I've noticed, being a fresh-off-the-boat Souf Efrican in Oz, is the  number of South African companies that have opened up shop here. I get really excited about this, pointing them out to no-one in particular whilst jumpi...
  • Box of the WeekHere's your TBS Box of the Week brought to you by the SumoSpider: A mutant superhero created by Jeff Albertson and based on the fallout of Hiroshima and umm...spiders. Probably not."Land of the Rising Spiderweb" (Corner of Brookes and Ann Streets)Art...
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