The beautiful land of happiness. Definitely a trip not to be missed. Whether you visit the greenery filled land now, or 50 years later, she will leave you in awe. You can read, study, watch videos about the country, but nothing beats experiencing it first hand. The people, the air, the food, the lifestyle… a nice getaway from a city dwellers life…
After 9 months of working, travel is back on the plate! The jitters of the travel bug crawls through the veins whilst sitting in-front of a computer screen. Glimpses of landscape and people flash through memories like a distant dream. And now.. now.. it is time to re-pack that 75L pack and strap on the money belt, whilst I mentally prepare my liver for Mexico! Continue reading
On the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, security stands guard at the sight of a group of tourist admiring the historical building. He is cautious with his left hand on what appears to be a weapon and his right on his baton. His eyes look deep into my lens straight into my eyes, questioning and wondering the consensus of the photo. His body gesture ever ready to pounce at any intruder seeking to attack or provoke. The cameraman can only assume that that is the guards’ self validation to protect intruders beyond the steel gate that distorts outsiders and the man entering wearing a black suit. Perhaps a testament to the capitalistic nature of society.. one will never know.
A 75 Litre backpack, it seems is more than enough to sustain a human being through 10 countries, if not more. Often friends and family ask about my 10 months away, the lessons I have learned and the stories to share. However, to condense that amount of travel experiences into a short coffee break will greatly understate the true experience. It is fortunate that one gets to travel through out various parts of the world over such a long period of time. Here are somethings I have learned… Continue reading
It was years before I got to understand wine. A lovely family dinner at an expensive restaurant just outside of Adelaide, South Australia. Celebration was at hand and so was the choice of a bottle of red wine. This beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon has been situated in Coonawarra Valley. Although the cellar door is in Clare Valley, its roots of tastes comes from Coonawarra. The year I had tasted that made me fall in love with this particular wine was 2008. Jim Barry Wines: The Cover Drive.
You know that you have hit a good cellar door when they provide tasting notes for each of their yearly releases.