After returning from life on the road, I spent some time thinking about ‘what’ as opposed to ‘where’ I would like to explore.
Being in the right part, of the right country, at the right time has opened the door for so much exploration.
When the rains came, they told me I was ‘stuck’. Unless I wanted to retrace my steps back along the bitumen, travelling the Oodnadatta Track would require an extreme patience and a real slowing down.
On this edition of re:location I talk with the team behind the documentary, Matt Richmond (director) and Jon Michael Ryan (cinematographer) about Chicago and the film, 'Das Brauhaus: a German-American fairytale'
It’s often said that Australians hug the coast. What I’ve learnt travelling across New South Wales is that we cling to the Great Dividing Range.
On this edition of re:location I talk with James Cave about all things Lisbon, his interesting connection with the city and country and setting up the website Portugalist. He's a great guy and it's interesting chat about mixed identity. Have a listen.
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask people whether they were feeling optimistic or pessimistic about where Australia finds itself in these challenging global times. The answer is a fascinating blend of apprehensiveness and gratefulness.
Trying to attach a person’s political views to their position on COVID-19 is a fairly fruitless activity. Take away the extremes, and there is a world of convergence.
I had to adjust to two realities. The first was that if I didn’t want to be in ‘lockdown’ then I would have to stay on the road. The second was that to be on the road I would need to get over the sense of guilt that goes with having that freedom.