The Gold Coast is best known for meth-addicted single mothers, drunken teenagers shitting in the streets, rampant home invasions and roided-up pindicks with shit tribal tatts. But head inland, climb up into the hinterland, and it's possible to lose yourself in a natural wonderland of indescribable beauty. Tamborine Mountain is around 45 minutes west of … Continue reading Gold Coast Hinterland
There are many valleys in the world. Wandin Valley. Narara Valley. Kirstie Valley. But there's only one that's overflowing with bouncy marsupials, and that's Kangaroo Valley, in the shadows of the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. I love 'roos, so I jumped in the del Sol and braved the journey through Sydney and then … Continue reading Southern Tablelands: Big Waterfalls, Bigger Fruit and Veg!
The hottest rivalry between Argentinians and Brazilians doesn't involve soccer or empenadas, it's all about who offers the best view of Iguazu Falls. If you wanna get headbutted by an Argie, tell him the Brazilian side is better. If you want to get stabbed by a Brazilian and have your shoes stolen for drug money, … Continue reading You say Iguazu, I say Iguacu
I've never met a waterfall I didn't like - and trust me, I've seen a few over the years - so there was no chance I'd miss out on Iguazu Falls during my adventures through South America. Along with Africa's Victoria Falls and North America's Niagara Falls, Iguazu is part of the holy trinity of … Continue reading I Can’t Help Iguazu Falls-ing in Love With You
After sleeping off my hangover, I woke up bright and early and ready to hike to the top of Volcan Villarrica, near Pucon in Chile. But when I skipped outside, the big bastard wasn't there anymore. It was like he'd thrown up his massive molten hands during the night, said 'Fuck it' and just walked … Continue reading The Wetter the Better in Parque Nacional Huerquehue
Zimbabwe isn't only famous for the legendary Victoria Falls, it's also well know for the widespread slaughter of innocent white people a couple of other things, one big and one small. With today being my final full day in this unusual country, I decided to have a good crack at both. The South Africans are … Continue reading Yep, that’s a big tree alright
Zimbabweans hate Zambians, and Zambians hate Zimbabweans, and it's all because both countries claim to provide the best view of Victoria Falls. Having explored the Zam side yesterday, and visited the Zim side today, I can say that the best plan of attack is to see both sides in order to get the whole picture and … Continue reading The Great Victoria Falls (mas)Debate: Zim or Zam, yo?
Over the years I've been fortunate enough to see some of the world's most beautiful natural sites. Mount Fuji, the Great Barrier Reef, that Dutch chick I banged in Santorini last year. Nothing has come close the awe-inspiring power and majesty of Victoria Falls, a 108m-high, 1708m-wide wonder that straddles the Zimbabwean/Zambian border. This epic … Continue reading The Smoke That Thunders
I've been as sick as the proverbial dog since getting back from Sri Lanka (who'd think that three months of drinking and making sexies with women of ill repute would have such a negative impact on my health?), so I decided to celebrate my first healthy day in three weeks by going bush. I packed … Continue reading The triumphant return of The Naked Luchador
Another day, another amazing place to visit. Well, I guess I’ve gotta even out all those days I’ve spent in cesspits like Huddersfield and Jakarta. Today I went for a stroll around the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, and they put on a bloody good show for me, and pretty much made yesterday’s epic 10-hour, three-bus … Continue reading I went chasing waterfalls