festival

Water festival in Myanmar to the Ganesh Festival in India or haunt it up in Halloween in New Orleans. A festival is an instant way to bond with some locals.

Remarkables Queenstown
Covering the Queenstown Winter Festival
04 Jul 2017

It was a crisp and clear winter's day. The snow-capped Remarkables reflected their mountainous brilliance off Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. Thousands of beanie clad spectators gathered along the rocky shoreline. I...

halloween new orleans
Halloween in New Orleans
31 Oct 2016

Our Halloween begun with a scene out of American Horror Story. Our Lafayette Airbnb creaked and moaned all night, cats mysteriously appeared from nowhere and then disappeared just as quickly....

greve in chianti
Greve in Chianti
20 Jul 2016

It was hard to believe that after only one day in Greve in Chianti we'd be invited out to dinner. Even more curious was that we had been befriended by...

Gathered around the TV in Bedoin for the closing stages.
Mont Ventoux
14 Jul 2016

`"They're pointing to his bike, he needs a bike..." claimed legendary Tour de France commentator Phil Liggett. Yellow jersey holder and defending champion Chris Froome is running in cycling cleats...

A standard truck load of youths celebrating the Thingyan Water Festival
A Burmese Baptism
17 Apr 2015

I'd never missed a flight before. This was not a record I was tracking closely or even particularly proud of. I supposed it was something of an achievement. Not a...

The effigy of Ganesh being led to the sea.
Ganesh festival, Mumbai
22 Sep 2010

We awake early on the first day of our India travels and take a stroll out to the Gateway of India. Being early we awaken some of the locals who...

Antigua church
Christmas Antigua, Guatemala
25 Dec 2005

Christmas day. And looks like we may get to experience the full 24 hours allocated to this special day. From midnight the intensity of fireworks hit a crescendo as a...

Montreal
Montreal
04 Sep 2005

Having left jobs in Sydney for 12 months to travel we soon found ourselves in Toronto, working. So after 4 months we decided to chuck our jobs in again and...