Island time

This is the Japanese island of Aoshima and yep, that's the sun - a first for my trip through the Nippon! Today I lay around on the sand while the locals gawped at me, pretended a large stick was my penis, and attended a shrine said to help single blokes find wives. Personally, I reckon … Continue reading Island time


Japanland's cities are great fun to explore, but there's only so many skyscrapers and karaoke bars I can see before feeling the need to get the hell out of the big smoke. So I packed my kimono and caught the bus over to the beach village of Aoshima, on the eastern coast of Kyushu. And … Continue reading Aoshima

You sunk my Battleship!

There are few more fascinating places on this planet than Hashima Island, which lies alone and abandoned about 15km off the coast of Nagasaki. The tiny cluster of rocks was settled in 1887 as coal mining colony, with more than 5000 people crushed into an area the size of a few football fields. Battling typhoons … Continue reading You sunk my Battleship!

Nagasaki has blown me away!

I was nearly exploding with excitement as my bus pulled into Nagasaki, the second Japanese city to get battered by an atomic bomb back in 1945. And I wasn't let down, because I had a real blast in this booming metropolis. Alright, alright, I'll knock off the puns. Shit, I didn't know you had such … Continue reading Nagasaki has blown me away!

Fuk u, oka!

After nearly getting fisted by an angry customs official upon entering Japan, i was determined to turn things around by having a killer first day in Fukuoka. And I did it, my friends, by having a day that was as a rich kid's stocking on Christmas morning. Turns out this city has heaps to see … Continue reading Fuk u, oka!

Escaping Korea

I spent my final evening in South Korea participating in the traditional Asian activity of getting drunk while watching the NRL grand final. When the Sharkies finally broke their 50-year duck to claim the trophy, Busan erupted in massive applause and people started wildly in the streets. Alright, they do that every evening over here, … Continue reading Escaping Korea

Santorini of the East

I had a wonderful time in Santorini earlier this year. I got heaps drunk, smashed some awesome food, bludged around in the sun and got some totty. So when I found out that Busan has a suburb known as Santorini of the East, I knew I had to visit it. I didn't even have breakfast … Continue reading Santorini of the East

Sleeping on the floor like the dog I am

Here's a fun fact about the Koreans; they sleep on the fuckin' floor! No bed, no inflatable mattress, they just chuck a thin bit of material on the tiles and away they go for eight hours in Napland. I'm a big fan of experiencing other cultures - I once slept with a girl from New … Continue reading Sleeping on the floor like the dog I am

The world’s stupoidest man climbs a mountain

I can be a real dickhead sometimes, but it seems that I'm dopiest when I decide to walk somewhere that I shouldn't walk. I tried walking up Hobart's 1200m Mt Wellington after an all-night drinking session and ended up vomiting in a bush and being attacked by a deranged Polish dude. I tried circumnavigating Slovenia … Continue reading The world’s stupoidest man climbs a mountain

It’s raining in Sokcho, so I had sex with all of their statues

I love travelling. It's heaps of fun and beats the shit out of sitting in an office or being a hippie who spends all of his/her/its time fighting for gay marriage and transgender rights and crap like that. But things don't always go to plan when out on the road, and things to have to … Continue reading It’s raining in Sokcho, so I had sex with all of their statues