Brothers in Brisbane

Howdy! These are the chronicles of my around the world adventures. For a quick rundown on what’s been happening, check out The Story So Far. It also serves as a sort of fluid index for my posts. Otherwise, just scroll down to see all the latest posts.

I’ve known Sarah for almost ten years. We never really hung out together unless we happened to meet up on nights out through mutual friends. We’d always been in contact though, and we’d get chatting if we saw each other in a bar (yeah, Moorings). In March, she left Aberdeen for the sunny shores of Auckland, and we’ve pretty much been in regular contact ever since. Anyway, since Auckland and Melbourne aren’t that far apart from each other, she decided to come and visit me. Oh dear. Now I’m the host in a city I hardly know. Continue reading

I’m in the middle of the Scottish countryside with my family at the moment, waiting for someone to come back so I can go and scale a munro or something. Ach, I don’t expect to get to the summit, but we’ll see how far I get! Just hope the rain stays off. I’ll tell you something though, what an incredible place this is. The house is fantastic, the scenery is nothing short of stunning, and I’m glad I got the chance to do this with my family before I head off on my big timey adventure timey. Got some more extended family coming tonight, so I expect there’ll be lots of booze, music, silly games and a lot of laughs. Very much looking forward to it!

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While I’m in Passport Limbo™ (thanks, UK government), I thought I’d refamiliarise myself with this outstanding video. Kinda makes me want to live in Korea. Thanks Ye-seul, I know what you’re up to!

Also, look at that feckin’ train, holy crap! Supposedly the engine takes just over 6 minutes to reach 300km/h, takes 6.4km to stop, and has 18,200bhp. Kinda puts my little 90bhp Corsa into perspective.