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Public Swimming Pools

Cast your mind back to the hot summers of your youth…  where splashing around at the local pool with your mates, trying to impress cute girls by bombing into the … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Travel Young

“There is something effortless about our youth. An exuberance that cannot be quelled nor quantified. A perception so bereft of corruption that it radiates amid unrest.” With that thought, a … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Catching Public Transport

Part of the joy of living in the ‘World’s Most Livable City’ is the rather good public transport facilities we enjoy. Sure, they’re not run with German efficiency but at … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Melting

Humans. We’re bred tough. We’re told to suck it up. We’ve gotta get up and dust ourselves off, we’ve got to keep trucking, we’ve gotta roll with the punches, take … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking a Holiday

The Dictionary Definition of a Holiday…   holiday n. – 1. a period of time during which one takes a break from all regular daily activities and travels to another … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Quintana Roo is located on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is better known for having Cancun as a tourist mecca but contains many of Mexico’s … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fiesta San Fermin

Pamplona. Running with the bulls. The Running with the Bulls is an iconic tradition in a small town North West of Barcelona towards the Bay of Biscay. Most people would … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Student’s Guide to New York City

So usually it would be wise to limit 5 minute guides to things that are remotely possible of remaining within a 300 second guide. Alas, picking New York City is … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Fruit Peddler

If you live anywhere North of the River in Melbourne, or know that Maca, Mesquite and Lucuma are actually foods and not pop stars then you have probably heard of … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Melbourne – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It is never easy to satisfy that insatiable urge for our favourite snack, meal or guilty pleasure. Here is a quick run down on some of Melbourne’s most delightful and … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Short History of the Freemasons

(as interpreted by a completely biased 21st century unhistorian) Once upon a time there were some dudes that built stuff. More specifically blokes that worked with freestone such as sandstone … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Moonee Valley Racecourse in Heels*

The pinnacle of the Moonee Valley racing calendar occurs this weekend with the Manikato Stakes on Friday Night and the Cox Plate on Saturday. Whilst guides and articles on who to back, … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Work

So you’ve finally conquered the job hunting process and secured yourself your first big job. Congratulations! Whilst the notion of ‘working for the man’ is essentially the same whether you’re … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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