The journey on the 880m long, 37 carriage (for the train spotters seeking the real details about the) train took […]
freynoHi there. I’m Phileas Fiona (nickname created by a friend, but she needn’t think she’s getting any royalties). At the grand old age of 42 (a number that Douglas Adams highlighted as being the answer to the meaning of life), I’ve resigned from my job, found a house and (more importantly) cat sitter and am heading off on a year’s worth of travel. Is this a midlife crisis? Have I booked the correct tickets? Will my visa applications be rejected? Is this this all going to go horribly wrong? Let’s find out. I’ve worked in Public Health in the UK for the last 20 years so I’m keen to use my travels to observe some of what happens in other countries to improve the public’s health. I also love finding street art in the different cities I visit, so expect to see lots of photos of brightly coloured murals too. Oh, and there will probably be quite a lot of cake too – I quite like the idea of afternoon tea in every major city I visit.
Day 155: On the Ghan to Alice (Part 1)
A very short stay in Adelaide followed by another epic train journey and, once again, I was only doing half […]
Day 154: Wine and chocolate
It has been another eating kind of day as I headed from Adelaide down to Victor Harbour and have ended […]
Day 153: What animal are the Aussies scared of?
Here in Adelaide, the temperature had plummeted, plummeted I tell you from yesterday’s heady 42°C to a mere 36°C. Guided […]
Day 152: Crossing the outback to Adelaide
I wrote too soon when I noted that the forest of the Blue Mountains seemed green. As I ate dinner, […]
Day 151: All aboard for Adelaide
Time for another epic train ride – this time on the Indian Pacific which cuts across Australia from Sydney to […]
Day 150: Australian Comfort Eating
My last full day in Sydney and it was another hot one, or at least, shaping up to be so […]
Day 149: Maritime Endeavours
Hang on to your hats, boys and girls… I paid to go to a museum today. That’s right. Instead of […]
Day 148: Australia Day… Invasion Day
It was a very hot morning for the start of Australia Day events in Sydney. But it has another name […]
Day 147: Bushfires, beaches and nationalism – what about the Indigenous People?
I didn’t make the early start I had intended to make, I was distracted by a cup of tea. Actually, […]