One gets used to coming across familiar place names here. British people sail to the colonies and name their new homes after the same ones they just left. In Tasmania it's Richmond, Launceston, St Helens and... Swansea - pronounced Swan-sea and not the British Swan-zee. It is a land of strange and enigmatic place names too - it's the opportunity to use your imagination: Snug, Lake Echo, ... Read Full Entry
I started this travel blog, firstly to avoid sending out over-long group emails updating everybody on my travels. You know, the ones where you feel slightly snubbed by the impersonal nature of, “Hey, everybody! (but to no one in particular)”. I thought a blog would be fun way to update folks, avoid a dreaded travel diary and would hopefully combine second-rate-misanthropic travel journalism with exquisitely amateur photographs. Et Voila!
Soon after I hit the road, however, I procrastinated and struggled to write things-up as esteemed travel-writer Pau... full info