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The Things My Friends Tell Their Friends To Do When Visiting Wellington

The Things My Friends Tell Their Friends To Do When Visiting Wellington

I asked friends from my hometown of Wellington, to enlighten me on the things they recommend to their active friends when visiting Welly from near or far. Unsurprisingly, some of the classics popped up that anyone visiting Wellington should experience. Walking up to the Mt Vic lookout, strolling the waterfront,...
12 Things You’ll Want To Experience | Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

12 Things You’ll Want To Experience | Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Video | I arrived in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea in November 2016 for a one-year stint. I have just extended to stay another 6-months. These are just a few of the things that have made me want to stay for every extra day that I can…...
Papua New Guinea Loloho Beach, Bougainville

Papua New Guinea Loloho Beach, Bougainville

Video | It’s no secret that Papua New Guinea has plenty of incredible, idyllic beaches – white sand, clear water and coconut trees providing some much needed shade. However, there is one beach in Bougainville, PNG that holds fond memories for many people. That beach is Loloho. Throughout 2017 I’ve...
Packing Guide To Hiking The Tropics

Packing Guide To Hiking The Tropics

Planning a hike, trek or walk in a hot, humid place like Papua New Guinea or any other tropical climate? You’ve come to the right place. In this PACKING GUIDE I explain everything that goes into my backpack for a multi day hike for the tropical, wet and often unpredictable climate on...
Travelling Papua New Guinea – Trekking through Rotokas in Bougainville

Travelling Papua New Guinea – Trekking through Rotokas in Bougainville

I head into the mountains of Rotokas, Papua New Guinea for 3 days of trekking in Bougainville – through remote villages surrounded by volcanoes, waterfalls, sulphur springs and rainforest for an experience of a lifetime. Along the way I also get a fascinating glimpse into the Rotokas way of life...
Singing and dancing to Bougainville bamboo band in Papua New Guinea

Singing and dancing to Bougainville bamboo band in Papua New Guinea

It’s always an honour to watch a Bougainville traditional bamboo band at work in Papua New Guinea and on this occasion there was singing and dancing too! Visit and subscribe to my YouTube Channel today. Simply click on the link, hit SUBSCRIBE, easy! You can now watch all my new videos as they...
Review: RODE VideoMicro with FujiFilm X-T20 | On Location in Papua New Guinea

Review: RODE VideoMicro with FujiFilm X-T20 | On Location in Papua New Guinea

Review | I took the RODE VideoMicro microphone along with the FujiFilm X-T20 camera to Papua New Guinea for a real life travel trial. I compared the compact RODE VideoMicro against the FujiFilm X-T20 built in mic in outdoors and indoor scenario… at the river, at the beach, around town...
Wellington Walks You’ll Want To Explore

Wellington Walks You’ll Want To Explore

You don’t have to venture too far to find Wellington walks you’ll want to explore. Wellington has tons of spots for the eager outdoorsy type among us. It offers coastal trails, rugged islands, native bird havens and not one but two swing bridges and so much more! My pick of Wellington walks...
Review: How Good Is The ICEBREAKER Merino Cool-Lite T-Shirt?

Review: How Good Is The ICEBREAKER Merino Cool-Lite T-Shirt?

Review | How Good Is The Icebreaker Merino Cool-Lite T-Shirt Would it live up to expectations? Find out as I take the lightweight, breathable, active outdoors t-shirt to the remote, hot, humid and stunningly beautiful island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. How would the t-shirt perform in these conditions? There’s only one...
Have you ever used your sandals to play music?

Have you ever used your sandals to play music?

Video | I’m guessing probably not unless you are from Bougainville of course, where sandals are commonly used to play the bamboo pipes. It was a pleasure to witness this bamboo band play in Arawa recently – showcasing incredible talent, speed and precision. Combined with singing, dancing and the beat...
Living On A Remote Island | A Day In The Life Of…

Living On A Remote Island | A Day In The Life Of…

Video | How Do You Spend Your Day? It’s a question I’m often asked since moving from Wellington, New Zealand to the remote island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea for a 18-month overseas stint. It’s fair to say that no two days are the same in PNG, however this short...
A Spontaneous Bamboo Performance | Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

A Spontaneous Bamboo Performance | Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Video | One of my favourite places in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea to relax and kick back – Pokpok Island. During a recent visit some of the children of Pokpok Island put on a spontaneous bamboo performance. And wow, they can really play those bamboos with...