I have gotten very good at giving myself the best birthday gifts – usually they are plane tickets somewhere new and exciting. This year, I treated myself to a Turkish delight – a few days of diving in Kaş!I dove with Nautilus Dive Centre, and had a rigorously fantastic schedule of an extensive breakfast, diving, … More Diving in Kaş: A Turkish delight!
Fresh back from a trip with my bag still filled with clothes in need of laundering, I was lazing around the lounge with my flatmates, despairing about the impending season of cold, grey London days that stretched out ahead of us. In short order, I found myself booking Eurostar tickets for an autumnal Parisian escape. … More A sun-drenched autumnal weekend in Paris
Diving in Corfu One of the things that drew me to Greece was the crystal clear waters and the promise of amazing dives. Showing up at the end of March/beginning of April, which was the beginning of dive season, meant most dive operations weren’t in operation yet. However, but I got in contact with Dmitri … More Diving and donkeys, Corfu Greece
Any “top tourist tips” for Corfu will include the recommendation to visit the Canal d’Amour on the North-west edge of the island. Since we had rented a car, it was easy to zip up the coast to visit this iconic site. Years of wind and the relentless Ionian sea have carved out the sandstone to … More Canal d’Amour of Sidari, Greece
I have gotten so so far behind on sharing pics from my latest travels, because of a pesky little dissertation thing. But, as I sit on my couch, sipping some freshly-brewed kombucha and homemade nanaimo bars, I figured I would mentally visit a little island in Greece, where Brhm and I spend a magical week … More A very pretty beach and an aggressively pink palace: Agios Gordios, Corfu
There were three essential modes of transport in my version of Bangkok: motorbikes, tuk tuks, and longtail boats. Each showed me a side of the city and were intrinsic to my experience of the city. Motorbikes I took a train from the airport, but it dropped me off 13km away from my hostel, so I … More Traveling around Bangkok: Motorbikes, tuk tuks, longtail boats
I have vivid memories of the glossy National Geographic photos showcasing brilliantly coloured fish and textured corals found in the Great Barrier Reef. Since this time, I wanted to explore the mysterious and strange underwater universe. With the rest of the world, however, I have been watching in despair as reports of the mass bleaching … More Am I breathing underwater?!: PADI open water dive course
Rather than scooting from the conference directly to Cairns, I decided to pop over to Sydney to take a picture of the rather famous opera house and harbour. While I didn’t feel the immediate connection with Sydney as I had with Melbourne, I am so glad I had the chance to explore this vibrant city. … More A sliver of Sydney: Top 5 stops on a 1-day tour
I have a super exciting trip coming up! I have the opportunity to present at the biennial conference of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology taking place in Melbourne in October. As I have never been to this corner of the world, I am taking the opportunity to take on a bit more adventure. This … More Upcoming Aussie (et al) adventure!
My sis Karen and I just spent the last 2.5 weeks cycling from the bottom of England (Land’s End) to the top of Scotland (John o’ Groats). I thought I would share a couple practical notes for anyone hoping to take on the epic and amazing trip. Train travel We started out in London, and … More Cycling Britain: A practical guide to the LEJOG