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Australia

Sydney

After visiting Melbourne, we set off on a drive to Sydney.  Yep…its a long way….like, really really long way.  We travelled along the Hume Highway, and I can safely say it’s probably the most boring road I’ve ever driven. We stopped halfway in a tiny little place called Talangatta and stayed at gorgeous Air BnB […]

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Australia

Melbourne

Flinders Street Station is an incredible building in Melbourne.  As soon as I saw a photo of it I knew it would be my priority to sketch it.  It didn’t disappoint in real life.  We braved the searing 46-degree heat of this particular day to get a glimpse of some of the Melbourne sights.  Luckily […]

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Mexico

Guanajuato

While I was living in San Miguel de Allende, part of Guanajuato state, my friend and I hopped on a bus to go and visit some other areas, one being Guanajuato, the city of the same name as the state.  I thought San Miguel was colourful, Guanajuato is another level.  I tried my best to […]

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Mexico

San Miguel de Allende

What can I say about good ol’ San Miguel de Allende? I lived there for the past 6 months (May to October) in order to study silversmithing with a delightfully insane yet extremely talented 70-year-old Canadian ex-pat. If you want to check out studying silversmithing in San Miguel, check out the Sterling Quest School website. […]

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Somalia

Mogadishu

In April 2019 I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to visit the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu.  I was there for 3 nights in a secure compound.  Any time spent outside if the compound was in the company of a guide and 4 armed security guards…quite the experience.  The reality is Mogadishu is just […]

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Somaliland

Hargeisa

In April 2019 I travelled to Somalia, followed by Ethiopia, followed by Somaliland.  Somaliland is a breakaway region of Somalia that fought for independence in the late 1980s.  Somaliland is not yet officially recognised as a country, despite the fact they have their own government, flag and currency.  The ‘country’ is regarded as much more […]

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South Africa

Cape Town

Shortly after arriving in Johannesburg I took a flight over to Cape Town.  My partner and I stayed in Table View, one block back from Blouberg beach.  What a view and what a beach! It’s one of the top 3 kitesurfing beaches in the world and we happened to be visiting at the same as […]

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South Africa

Johannesburg & Pretoria

I’ve been hovering around the outskirts of Johannesburg for a fair chunk of 2019, back and forward, and have only really been into the actual city once. Below is a sketch of the famous Market Theatre in the Newtown area of Johannesburg city. The Market Theatre opened on 21 June 1976. In time the theatre […]

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Malta

Valletta, Mdina and Gozo

Just after Christmas, I had the good fortune to fly to Malta for a week and bring in 2019 in style.  My friend and I stayed at a hotel not far from St George’s Bay, certainly fancier accommodation than I am used to.  Lucky for me my friend is a regular patron of the hotel […]

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Ireland

Co. Kerry

In November I braved the Ryanair flight from London Stanstead over to Kerry in Ireland to see one of my very dear friends.  I had previously visited her when she lived in Cork, but this was my first time to Co. Kerry. I love Ireland so much, and Irish people are just so wonderful, colourful […]