Dogsledding in a Winter Wonderland

When I first started planning a trip to the Arctic Circle, my sole plan was to see the northern lights. Luckily, I found quite a few activities to keep me busy during the (few) daylight hours as well; the most interesting of these was the opportunity to go dogsledding in nearby Jokkmokk. I don’t think…

Taking Rides From Strangers

My first trip to New Zealand was a quick 10-day jaunt with my friends before we moved on to Australia and our five months of studying abroad in Brisbane. Because we had such a short period of time to squeeze in a lot of must-do activities, we had pre-booked all accommodation, major transportation and activities…

The Brisbane Floods: A Year On

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year (and a week) since the devastating events of January 2011. So much has happened since then, but it still seems like just yesterday that I was glued to the TV watching events unfold. It seemed so surreal, yet I could walk 100m down the street…

Photo of the Week: Lights in the North (But Not the Northern Lights)

  I was hoping to be able to feature some photos of the northern lights this week, but unfortunately I didn’t get any! The weather didn’t want to play nice when I was in Porjus, Sweden, and this was the least cloudy night we had (it clouded right back up again about 30 minutes after…

Twenty Eleven in Numbers

After writing the summary of my travels in 2011 and reading A Dangerous Business’ year by the numbers, I got a bit curious, so I did a bit of adding up and came up with the following stats on how 2011 treated me. Flights: 18 Long haul flights: 9 Miles flown: 59222 (94755.2km) Airports: 9…

Where Did I Go In 2011?

My 2011 would not have been considered a very busy travel year for a full-time traveller, but it was a busy travel year for me since I did it all in my allotted leave from a full-time job. That’s yet another upside of living in Australia: it’s legally required that we get 4 weeks of…

What Did I Read in 2011?

2011 was the year of the e-reader after my boyfriend brought back a Kindle from America. It really kick-started my reading because it meant I could have a book on me at all times, whether it’s on the Kindle itself or on the Kindle app on my phone. I still worked through some of my…

Hello world!

The words that every programmer types into their first program: hello world. I may not have used them in my first program that launched me into my current career path (written in the lovely language of Scheme during an introductory course at the University of Queensland, where I was studying abroad) but I have used…

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