Friday Travel: Travelblogging as Community

We are currently planning significant trip to United States later this year – and it’s interesting to note the differences as well as the similarities. On this trip, we are going to travel nearly 4500km by land – that’s the equivalent of a loop from my home city of Brisbane, via Sydney, down to Melbourne,…

Friday Travel: Sapa, Vietnam

Vietnam is an interesting place, to a visitor from a ‘liberal democracy’ like Australia. It is, strictly speaking, a communist country and yet many of the social welfare things that we have come to expect – like free schooling – don’t appear to be a part of the Vietnamese psyche. As Al Jazeera pointed out in…