24 Hours in Auckland – New Zealand

  Some of my Kiwi friends have proclaimed Auckland to be the most boring city in New Zealand. Sure it doesn’t have glow worm caves, enormous snow peaked mountains, or fantastic beaches, like other parts of New Zealand. But we had a day to kill there as a layover, and the weather was smashing: perfect […]

The Creation Museum – Kentucky, United States of America

  There are several branches of creationist belief, but their core, common belief is that the world was created by a divine God. Young Earth Creationists believe that the world was created by God over six days, as described in the Bible. This leaves little room for belief in evolution, or science generally. Old Earth […]

Pravda Vodka Bar, C’est What, & Houston Avenue Bar and Grill – Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s nightlife and drinking culture is very different to Australia’s culture. Firstly, there’s the sport. Huge and numerous television screens adorn most bars in Toronto – even in higher end bars and nightclubs. If you’re not interested in watching the baseball, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, or even soccer, you need to plan where you’re going so […]

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Toronto, Canada

How can you watch animals in captivity when you’re a vegan/vegetarian/animal-lover? This is a question people like to interrogate me with, on occasion. My response is always the same: modern zoos and aquariums have an important role in wildlife conservation and research. Australia’s Western Plains Zoo out at Dubbo is a good example of this. But […]

Evergreen Brickworks – Toronto, Canada

I don’t know if Toronto was always a densely packed urban jungle, or if that is the influence of residential construction and condo living in recent years. But when compared to cities like Sydney and San Francisco, I’ve noticed how thick the urbanisation is in Toronto. The condo skyline reminds me of New York’s, and the […]

Art & About in Toronto, Canada

What Identifies a City? The Nomads visited New York in 2012. It was a seriously fun trip, but I was somewhat bemused by the city itself. This was the city everyone raved up?  Sure, there’s lots of stuff do. And there’s the culture. Everyone will remind you of “the culture”. But…it’s just a city. When […]