Ceremonies are a regular occurrence and small communities, like this one in Padang Bai, come together to celebrate their ancestors and honour the ruling deities of the temple.
Male Bowerbirds decorate their nests with bright blue objects in an attempt to nab the perfect partner. But what did they do before blue plastic was invented?
The 52 Weeks Series :: a photo a week, every week, in 2015. I want to let you into a little secret. Or maybe it’s not so secret if you dabble on Instagram. I’m a runner. I run. Words I never thought I’d say. And if I’m honest, words that if you have known me for a while would make you guffaw out loud exclaiming, “What? You!” I’m still not sure if it’s a mid-life crisis or whether it’s my ageing body trying desperately to cling to the last sliver of health I have left, but it’s happening.
Deftly walking along the raised grassy paths between the paddies, the girls sauntered through the fields as if they’d done it a hundred times before while I wondered who was going to be the first one to get wet.
Doing a really good job of pretending not to be there, the critter stood stock still and stared straight ahead. It was obviously scared and wishing internally for me to disappear.
There’s a real sense of calm when canoeing. Especially if you’re in a quiet backwater with little to break silence but the tip of an oar breaking through the surface of the water and the consequent drips and dribbles from the paddle on the arc.
Sitting on the southern edge of Singapore, near Sentosa Island, the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay is amazing complex made entirely of recycled materials. It is well worth a visit on a short stay in Singapore.
I remember the electric blue rain jacket I wore with two white stripes down the arm that made the awful swishing sounds when the material rubbed together, forever putting me off ‘anoraks’… which is a bit of a problem if you live in one of the wettest places in the world!
Five years ago this week, this beautiful little person standing in silhouette was born and changed my world and the way I live and travel forever more.
The Grey River Road in Great Otway National Park is one of the best places to spot koalas in the wild. It also hides a beautiful, secluded picnic spot.