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The new frontier of Nicaraguan tourism

“Deh are naa boats tomorrow; it bruk down,” said one of the Big Corn Island locals. “But surely there’s another boat to replace it,” I replied stupidly. “We really need to get to the mainland.” “Naaa, tomorrow is Ma’der’s Day. Dey won’ be … Continue reading

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Tourism during Mexico’s drug wars

“Ohhh Central America, you’d better be careful. It’s such a dangerous place.” It’s a quote that could be attributed to lots of different people I spoke to before I left Australia. It’s a conclusion they have come to with good … Continue reading

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Caving in Semuc Champey

I peered inside the tiny shuttle bus I was going to spend the next six hours on and groaned inwardly. There was less than a 30cm gap between the seats. After playing a bit of Tetris with my legs and … Continue reading

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Losing yourself in the Mexican rainforest

I’m sitting on a balcony watching a small stream trickle through the lush greenery of the Mexican rainforest, while wildlife rustles around on its banks and in the treetops. The air is thick with the sounds of birds singing and, … Continue reading

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On the surfing trail in Mexico

La Ticla story FINISHED “The shop on the road down was closed when we passed it,” said Joel, a Canadian surfer, “there were a couple of crosses out the front so I hope they couple who owned it weren’t killed.” … Continue reading

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The Mexican bus trip that refused to end

It was around 2am when I was woken by two men speaking angrily in Spanish…Well they could have been exchanging pleasantries, but when you don’t speak much Spanish it is hard to tell the difference. I parted the curtain to … Continue reading

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Deep in the scene of the San Francisco streets

The first district I walked down in San Francisco was the Tenderloin – the most notoriously dangerous district in then entire city. I learned this lesson the hard way – as my expensive camera was eyed off and I was … Continue reading

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What happens in Vegas ends up in the American market

Las Vegas is well known for a lot of things. Mostly gambling, drinking, and other sorts of debauchery. The city that’s branded itself the Entertainment Capital of the world also has a serious side though. An international trade show is … Continue reading

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Memories of Africa

I came across a lot of African expats while I lived in the Pilbara. Most had left for political or family reasons to settle in Australia. Most notable for me was a photographer named Erroll Bartlett-Torr. He grew up in … Continue reading

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Murujuga National Park

This is a story I put together for PM on ABC Radio. The West Australian Government proclaimed parts of the Burrup Peninsula a National Park in early 2013 as part of an effort to preserve the worlds largest collection of … Continue reading

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