The Crocodile Park

It is my intention to periodically release extracts from my various travel diaries,  which I feel may be of interest. The Broome Crocodile Park (now known I believe, as the Malcom Douglas Crocodile Park).  Crocodiles leaping at the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Please bear in mind, I was there in 1992. I suspect much more …

No Worries-Tip for Travellers to Australia

你好 (knee-how)  I hope that I just said Hello in Mandarin. 謝謝 (sounds something like shear shear)That is meant to say Thank You in Mandarin according to Google Translate. I knew Hello (nĭ hăo)  (how to say it not how to write it) and that was about all I knew but I said it a lot in China and …

Confessions of a Backpacker

My upbringing gave me gifts, I had never realised. Judging people on account of their colour or creed was just not considered acceptable in my family when I was little. In fact my father had made sure I knew about the Holocaust from a very early age. I had never considered myself racist until my …