All posts tagged: photography

Canyons in the Blue Mountains

We took a trip deep into the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney to find some canyons that we heard you could explore by floating down them. It turned out to be beautiful down there and no one around for miles. I took a small film camera with me and tried to capture some of the journey. A few hours trekking in and out saw 5 hours of this… Advertisements

Death Valley Road Trip

Death Valley – doesn’t exactly sound like somewhere three girls should drive out to in the middle of the night to camp out, something smells like American horror story. But I can promise you when you crawl out of your tent at 5am for the sunrise it’s all going to be more than worth it. It’s going to take away the painful memory of that 4 hour drive out of Vegas, your hire car breaking within the first half hour forcing you to turn back and the manual labour of lugging all those gallons of water into the boot because Death Valley hands down has some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. You have never seen such a unique variety of landscapes in one place, no pictures, words or Instagram filters seem to do justice – trust me we’ve tried, leaving you no choice but to take our word for it and go and see for yourself. After 2 nights in Vegas you couldn’t get further away (literally – we drove to California for gods sake) …

A Picture is Worth a Thousands Words

As much as I love to read and write I firmly believe the saying: A picture is worth a thousands words. I have one very old, very tattered photograph that I carry around with me where ever I travel, half the time I probably forget it’s even in my purse but just a quick glimpse of the faded picture and I get such an overwhelming feeling of emotion that this one tiny picture is worth more to me in sentimental value than if my purse was overflowing with notes. I think we all have that picture, that image of something or someone that is so important and personal to us. Photographs are powerful – each one has a story. There’s something so special about being able to look at a moment that someone has carefully captured in a photograph, it’s right there in front of you offering you an insight to that experience, it doesn’t matter what it is because at that moment it meant something: We take so many photographs all the time, especially when we travel, of the places, the people, the food, …

New York- Bear Mountains

Since my first weekend in New York was a touristy and as cliche as you could possibly get, to even out the balance we had to do something different this week and escape the city for an adventure to Bear Mountains. Who needs Times Square when you have a car, friends, enough iced-lattes to rival Starbucks and a road-trip soundtrack. Granted it took us almost two hours to actually get out of Manhattan but least there’s something always happening right outside the window that kept us occupied – like taking our own private bus tour, plus we all know car journeys make for the best place to catch up on all the gossip.   No matter how much I enjoy the city life I am still a country girl at heart, you don’t spend half your life in a tiny village to then lose that feeling of contentment when you can’t hear a car, or see an angry cyclist in sight and it’s just peaceful. Cheesy? Yeah maybe, am I ashamed? Nope. Not at all. Everyone should make the effort to take a break and escape that …

GF Pea & Mint Fritters

It has already been a week since we landed back in Melbourne, don’t know where the times gone. In between going straight back to work and trying to adjust to the freezing temperatures the time has literally flown. But I think our bodies are still in shock and refusing to get out of holiday mode, I don’t think I’ve ever felt so tired as I’ve been this week, I’ve been like an old woman so when it’s come to cooking I just wanted something quick, simple and above all tasty, thankfully this recipe has it all, the easiest meal to whip up, meaning more time to sit back and curl up on the sofa in front of Harry Potter. Perfect Sunday recipe. I’m not going to lie I’m having a bit of a fritter fetish right now, after 7 weeks on an Indonesian diet I am in no hurry to see another omelette or Nasi Goreng, I need variety and to cook all the things I spent the last weeks dreaming of. This recipe is …

Ubud, Bali

And so it happened. One minute we are stepping off the plane deathly pale, slowly melting in the heat and next minute there’s four days left before we fly home, slightly less pale but still, how did that happen? The end of a trip loves creeping up on you doesn’t it? After our chilled week in Balian doing nothing and absolutely loving it, we made the decision to spend our final few days relaxing in Ubud, apparently after 7 weeks away we weren’t chilled enough. Ubud was undoubtedly my favourite part of Bali when I visited last year so I was worried revisiting wouldn’t compare, not only that but Eat, Pray Love in my opinion ruined the place for me. What was a calm, spiritual and cultural mecca has become an assault to the senses with the amount of tourist attractions left right and centre, plus the constant obstacle course to avoid all the ‘travellers’ who are ‘finding themselves’ is as tiring as it is annoying. In fact the hardest thing to find was some …

Balian, Bali

When we decide to go travelling we all say the same, that we only want the most authentic experiences, you know ‘do it properly’ and all that. No hotels, no hot water, nothing that could be considered luxury, but to get a real feel for a place and definitely to not go anywhere anyone else has but then the shock of a day without wifi reminds you you’re a bit of a fraud. We are all guilty of it. We want to travel and I mean to really travel, to forget about the 9-5 and the generic stresses and unimportant problems that consume our daily lives and have our own adventure, like in a film. But when push comes to shove we are sadly more consumed by technology and commercial crap than we realise and so all our visions of becoming the modern day Swiss Family Robinson and landing on uninhabited islands on a local fishing boat suddenly becomes booking a day trip island hopping with a boat load of other ‘travellers’ who want to know what consists of their all …