Near the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park is a curious and impressive sculpture of colossal, 7-metre high bullets and casings. The sculpture, named Yininmadyemi, was unveiled in 2015 as a memorial to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen who served in the Australian military. The memorial is located right in the heart of Sydney, … More Yininmadyemi – The Meaning Behind Sydney’s Giant Bullet Statue
One of my favourite sights in Sydney was during my walk home from work through Hyde Park at dusk. Silhouetted figures of Sydneysiders and massive fig trees contrasted against the hazes of oranges and purples of the setting sun. And overhead, grey headed flying foxes chattered and swirled in the sky, feeding on fruits and … More Relocating Sydney’s Flying Fox Populations
One of the most iconic sights on the streets of Melbourne are its trams, with their recognisable green and yellow designs. Melbourne is also a city of art, bursting with art galleries large and small, art exhibitions, and celebrated graffiti down every alleyway. In 2013, the city of Melbourne decided to put these two cultural … More Melbourne Art Trams – Are These The World’s Artiest Trams?
Sydney is proud of their spectacular annual fireworks display for New Year’s Eve. But for the observer watching up close, seeing the show from the middle of the crowd in Circular Quay is a crowded, loud, frustrating experience. There are way too many people, shoving and elbowing to get the best spot. You need to … More Loud, Crowded, Frustrating – Why you should skip the Sydney Fireworks
For illustrators under self-isolation, the hashtag #coronamaison came as the perfect cathartic creative release. French illustrator Pénélope Bagieu (@PenelopeB) launched the hashtag, calling for artists to draw their perfect self-isolation setup. Naturally, I had I try one for myself! The #coronamaison challenge is based on a simple empty room with a staircase. Besides the staircase, … More Taking the Coronamaison Illustration Challenge
Colourful rhino sculptures started appearing all around Sydney one day. There were Opera house rhinos, Circular Quay rhinos, Botanic Garden rhinos. Some were brightly coloured and dazzling geometric designs, others were painted as robots, some were covered in gold, and others were calming beach landscapes. It was an art exhibition that opened up on 2nd … More Taronga Wild Rhinos – Sydney’s Painted Rhino Exhibit
After a bowl of noodles for $2 and a few $1 bottles of beer in Thailand, you’d be forgiven if you suddenly shoot up from your tiny plastic chair, and declare loudly that you can live like a king at this price! One trip to an ATM in Ho Chi Minh City will fire out … More The Cost Of Living In Sydney
We started off travelling care-free through Myanmar and photographing temples, and at the time we never thought we would one day have to face the fact that we were from two different countries! But eventually, the time came. Cindy is French, and i’m Australian. We needed some sort of permanent visa… Enter the Partner visa … More Putting together a partner visa (820/801)
I can’t believe it’s actually finished and I’m home again. I really can’t. The last 14 months of travel just flew past in the blink of an eye, and the familiarity of people and places of home makes me feel like I’ve been gone a week or two.
Welcome to my first blog post! Theres a buzz of activity at the house at Copacabana as J is packing his backpack for his year of travel to Asia and Europe. B is loading up an ipod for his journey. My own flight to Kuala Lumpur leaves in less than 72 hours, and I’m dying … More All blogs have to start somewhere