The temple of Borobudur

Volcanoes, wild jungles and a hidden temple… I head to the heart of Java to discover Borobudur…

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Being ill abroad

Being ill sucks. Being ill when you’re alone and in Indonesia is quite a different story…

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Kapiti Island: magic and myth

Rare birds and native forest make this New Zealand island famous, but even paradise can have a bloody and mythical past…

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My week in Wellington: what to do

A paradise for anyone who loves a city with soul, Wellington makes a big first impression. Here’s my favourite things to do in the capital of New Zealand…

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How not to do a half-marathon: a guide

As I battled pride over pain for 13 torturous miles, I put together a little guide for anyone wanting to do an endurance race. Take it from me, here’s what you really don’t want to do…

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New Zealand by night

Ok, we know New Zealand is pretty darn gorgeous, that’s old news. But when the sun goes down, the universe explodes into a peacock show of preening glory. Think I’m exaggerating? Think again…

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Friends in high places

I’m sitting in the pilot seat of a $2billion NASA plane, staring at the hundreds of flashing buttons in horror, Dr Chris’s words still hanging in the air. “Just don’t knock anything.” He’d said. Shit. Does he not know how clumsy I am?

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