“Here’s another whiner!” used to be my thoughts when people complained about lower back problems. Until, of course, it hit me. There I was, about to go for a hike […]
You’ve gobbled the turkey, downed the booze and devoured the mince pies. Right now you feel a bit sluggish and are shouting about how your jeans have shrunk. Getting (back) […]
A tongue-in-cheek look at my fear of water with ridiculous real life events including a circling shark to nearly crashing a yacht.
Watching from her vantage point, the lifeguard monitored the events unfolding below. A donkey was desperately trying to eat its owner’s ice cream, kids were resisting the temptation to knock […]
I’ve just spent the past few minutes laughing at ridiculous Instagram posts. “Be yourself, be true, be natural” one says with a girl wearing make up, clad in tight leggings, […]
A pang of guilt jolts me as I look down at my backpack. Tucked into the straps is an environmental nightmare; a two-litre plastic bottle sits dented with its label […]
While everyone rushes to reflect on their ‘best’ (braggable) moments of 2017, here’s a look at what I didn’t manage to suss out over the past year.
It affects half the world’s population. Its impact can immobilise us. It can cause unconsciousness and send us into a shivering, feverish wreck. And it happens, on average, 13 times […]
“You’re 180 kilometres away…!” proclaimed the Lao songthaew driver after a flurry of conversations with the locals. A small crowd had gathered as I stepped out of the vehicle onto […]
The evacuation sirens blazed around Pucon’s centre, a shuddering pitch that shook me to the core. Instinctively I spun around to face Volcano Villarrica, its white conical sides dominating the […]