Christmas in the Otways

Written on 6th April 2017 in Australia

Hohoho, Merry Christmas – or should I say Happy Easter; I’m not very timely with these writings. During 2016 Cindy and I took a trip down the Great Ocean road to go camping in the Otways. We stayed relatively close to the beach and the lighthouse and loved it, however we were pushed for time...

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Philippines III – Dumaguete & Borocay

Written on 2nd April 2017 in Australia

Dumaguete I’ll save you some time and let you know it’s DOOM-A-GET-EHY. What a cool city. Buzzing with people, bars, restaurants, shops and markets. If only I’d had more time here to explore the city and surrounds such as the turtle sanctuary on Apo Island or a short hop to Oslob for the whale sharks. Sadly...

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Philippines Cont’d: Bohol and Siquijor

Written on 11th March 2017 in Asia

Cebu was fantastic, but far too short. This is part two of my Philippines adventure for my 30th Birthday with Alex. If you care to read part one, flip back a page to the previous blog on Manila and Cebu. Bohol After our time on Cebu island we left aboard the delayed morning ferry to Bohol which lead us into...

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Hoy Pinoy! Manila and Cebu!

Written on 23rd April 2016 in Asia

One of the hardest things whilst trying to plan this trip was dealing with Google constantly correcting my misspelling of Philippines. By the end of writing this blog, I hope to have it forever committed to useless memory. Philippines (one L, three Ps); pee-haych-eye-el-eye-pee-pee-eye-enn-ee-ess! This trip was planned to be my big ‘turning t...

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Perth, WA, and how I spent my summer holidays

Written on 1st January 2016 in Australia

Australia is big. I mean, really big. Take Europe for example, and then add some. Stuck in this continent over the Christmas period due to mandatory leave at the most expensive time of the year Cindy and I decide to head as far away as we can get without heading in to tropical wet-season in...

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Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands

Written on 24th June 2015 in Australia

I love Cairns, especially in winter. The far north is tropical and warm and a nice contrast to the counter-side of the continent in Melbourne. Cairns is like any big city and the year-long good weather attracts many backpackers and day-trippers. We’d seen the city before and we certainly hadn’t travelled all this way for sushi rolls.....

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One Year in Melbourne

Written on 6th April 2015 in Australia

Life is pretty good here in Australia: good weather, great natural scenery, affordable living, and a welcome escape from ‘The London Commute’. I certainly don’t miss an hour waiting at Paddington Station, or being packed into the tube like a sardine. This is happy Gary, without grey skies, without expensive paninis, without city ...

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Written on 3rd September 2014 in Australia

Work was over, for now. I’d finished up a contract and was looking for new work and on the eve of my departure to Tasmania received a job offer with sponsorship – woo! Pete and Claire were leaving Australia and a friend of theirs (and mine) came to see Australia whilst they were here. Tasmania...

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About Me

A little over three years ago I left my home of London for adventure. I'm now living in Melbourne, Australia working as a senior front-end web developer for an ad-tech company.

My passions are travel, food, coffee, waffles, hiking, reading, and writing.

© Gary Chisholm 2017