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A North Stradbroke Island Day Trip

Get out of Brisbane and spend a day on North Stradbroke Island. There are some beautiful beaches as ... Believe it or not, North Stradbroke Island is not just for 4WDers and rich people renting houses. It...
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Get the low-down on Coffee in Brisbane

A review of a website focusing on the coffee scene in Brisbane.... When coffee moves beyond the idea of a "cup of Joe" in the morning, you find yourself hunting down ...
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A Tourist in My Own City

As promised, I am tackling Brisbane with vigour and enthusiasm.... Yes folks, the post you have all been waiting for, the first update on my escapades in the beautiful...
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What a city, what a lady

Moving to a new place is hard, probably harder when you've lived there before in a completely differ... Settling into a new city can be hard. Really hard. Sure, I've done it a few times before, and the ch...
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Day 5 - Still Alive

Day 5 of The Mammoth, and we're in Portland, taking in the Hawthorne Neighbourhood. There are so man... The heat wave has abated, the rain has started, and I'm feeling at home - it's like Vancouver all ov...
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The Regent's Last Picture Show.

The future of the historic Regent Theatre is in limbo as the current lease finishes in mid 2010. Sin... The Regent in Brisbane's Queen Street Mall is a rare thing in the city. It is one of the last exampl...
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The cool girl

What if she tried to talk to me? What if she asked me to have coffee? What if she wanted to eat toge... “Scotland’s so cool man, you have to go”. Conversation came so easily to her. She ...
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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...

A little over a week back in Australia and it's like I never left. But, there are a few things I'd f... It's almost as if I never left, Central America seems a distant memory, closer to a dream than reali...
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Day 3 - Traveling in Relative Discomfort

Vancouver, Seattle, Portland - it's amazing what adventures (or should I say misadventures) you can ... So, as it turns out, the hardest thing about leaving a city after 3 years of calling it home isn't p...
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This is Australia

A toilet doll wedding dress, an exposed penis, a lady in a large white hat, and lightning over canef... As I emerged from the subway, I found myself caught in a swirl of white fairy dust. I couldn't be ce...
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