Sydney

From Melbourne we cruised up the coast through Wollongong and Sydney. We did the whole trip by train, which was scenic and relaxing. Wollongong is a beach college town reminiscient of my alma mater Santa Cruz. We couchsurfed with some students there which was nice – family style meals every night. We went out dancing and even…

Graffiti Laneways in Melbourne

Melbourne has dozens of graffiti laneways to explore. Luckily for me I had my camera when I came across this one. The entire alleyway had been painted light blue the night before I saw it, and artists had already leapt at the opportunity to cover the blank canvas. The blue explosion was a bit of…

Belgrave

James and I took a weekend trip up to visit our new friends Monika and Roderick in Belgrave, a beautiful forest town just an hour outside of Melbourne by train.

Flowers on the Mountain

After I met the Taiwanese guys at the hot air balloon festival, they took me to a commune where people traveling around Taiwan stay the night for free. That’s where I met John, a fellow solo motorbiker in his 70’s. He insisted that I wake up at 5am the next morning to go with him…

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Here are some photos from last August when I was in Taipei. I met these cool guys on the couchsurfing website who took me to this hot air balloon festival near Taitung. Highly recommended for anyone going to Taiwan!