When you think of the Northern Territory, Australia…
Just about everybody in the world knows about Niagara Falls but the state of New York contains a plethora of amazing waterfalls. While none of these waterfalls are as large as Niagara Falls some of them are as tall or even taller than mighty Niagara.
I returned to the UK from Austria back in June and was required to wait out a fortnight in isolation. Forced to choose between locking myself in my bedroom or staying in a hostel, I chose to live in a tent instead.
In the 1800’s, when New Zealand was colonised, the ancient and sacred female tattooing practice of moko kauae began to fade away. Its very existence was placed under threat alongside the spiritual culture and identity of Māori. Yet, what was initially thought to be lost by the devastating impact of colonisation, has now begun to blossom once again; meaning that a whole new generation of Māori women can wear their identity with pride.
You might think that the title is a bit of exaggeration but let's be honest... It's been half a year since we were forced to "stay home" and I don't see the end of it. Again, you might think I'm exaggerating but we all thought it would be gone by summer. Then the summer came along and somehow nothing changed. Now we are going into the fall and all the restrictions seem to come back, stay the same or simply not go away any time soon. It makes me wonder if the travel industry will survive all of that? Are we ever going to travel the way we used to?
The Butchart Gardens are without a doubt one of the most majestic and fantasy-like places I have ever visited in my life. The Japanese Gardens in particular, especially with good morning light and peak Autumn colors; are nothing short of amazing. I came here early one Autumn morning and managed to get in just after the place opened. I paid my $30 entry fee and immediately started speed-walking to the Japanese Gardens. I was so excited to visit this place that I had always heard about but never visited. And I was even more excited to finally have the chance to photograph it. Plus, I came on a midweek day when there weren't as many people in the park so I could better enjoy this gem in solitude.
During these uncertain times, what better way to capture the essence of traveling than watching a good travel movie.
The current date is August 18, 2020 and I am on my 12th day of my 14 day mandatory quarantine in South Korea.
Moving abroad can be one of the biggest adventures of a lifetime. Often, for some people who find themselves stuck in a routine, it can be a release of repetition and a new challenge to embrace along the road of life. Facing a new country brings forward many new additions of experience; from culture, relationships to language, which you need to immerse yourself into completely to adapt and survive. From my experience, it awoken a new state to my existence. This ‘survival mode’ that I faced willingly. I chose this path and for that reason, I needed to make this move the making of me; something beyond what I already have faced. A mould of myself in a new world and lifestyle that I was to call home.