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
Southern Tablelands: Big Waterfalls, Bigger Fruit and Veg!
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!
Barrington – Tops!
With the Wu-Flu destroying economies and riots popping off around the globe, 2020 will see The Drunk and Jobless World Tour stay a little closer to home. But that's just dandy, because Australia is the best country in the world, and I'll take sharks and spiders over sick and deranged foreigners any day. First stop … Continue reading Barrington – Tops!
You say Iguazu, I say Iguacu
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 Can’t Help Iguazu Falls-ing in Love With You
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
The Wetter the Better in Parque Nacional Huerquehue
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
The Great Victoria Falls (mas)Debate: Zim or Zam, yo?
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?
The Smoke That Thunders
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
The Kingdom in the Sky
The day starts early in Semonkong, with doneys and goats and sheep and people bubbling out into what passes for streets as soon as the sun peeks over the mountains. I was up at sparrow's to catch the sunrise, then made the most of my early start by heading out into the wilderness to explore … Continue reading The Kingdom in the Sky
Hog Wild! Hogsback is the best place you’ve never heard of!
I've been told that Hogsback draws people to it, that the mountain has a soul and personality of its own, and that certainly seems to be the case. A South African girl I met told me to come to this tiny village in the Eastern Cape hills, and I'm so glad I followed her advice. … Continue reading Hog Wild! Hogsback is the best place you’ve never heard of!