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Camp Freedom: Against the Stolenwealth.

Camp Freedom: Against the Stolenwealth.

First of all I have to say that I am not of Aboriginal descent. Although I feel that I have a strong passion for Aboriginal culture and way of life I cannot speak as one or write on behalf of and Indigenous community. What I have written is an account of my experience over the last few weeks and what I learned along the way. The British Commonwealth is an association of 53 member states colonised by the British Empire…

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Timelessness in Morocco and a Lesson in Islam: Part 2

Timelessness in Morocco and a Lesson in Islam: Part 2

After a year of travelling and a couple of months after leaving Morocco, I was back in Melbourne again. At first I was simply over the moon to be home and see everyone. Once the excitement wore off and things felt normal again, although I had no real urge to up and leave again, I realised that I thought every day about Morocco and had developed a new strong fascination with Arabic culture and Islam. I knew the next place…

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Timelessness in Morocco and a Lesson in Islam: Part 1

Timelessness in Morocco and a Lesson in Islam: Part 1

If anything demonstrated to me that time doesn’t prove anything about feelings, it would be my experience in Morocco. A quick two week whirlwind around Morocco left me later in Australia thinking about and dreaming every day of the country and the friends I made there, as well as a newly developed fascination for Arab culture and the Islamic faith. A couple of weeks before embarking on the ferry to Tangier, I had put out a post on the Couch…

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Hidden trails and kind hearts: Turkey part. 2

Hidden trails and kind hearts: Turkey part. 2

And the journey continues… We were never not in awe of the incredible landscape that was before us. From the white mountain that you expected to freeze your feet when stepping onto at Pamukkale to huge termite mound-like structures in the winding valleys of Cappadocia. There was always something new and unexpected. At Cappadocia we came across an old church in Zemi Valley which had been carved into one of the huge old rock structures. While there we befriended Sammi,…

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Hidden trails and kind hearts: Turkey part. 1

Hidden trails and kind hearts: Turkey part. 1

It started with a dreamful discussion more than anything. Olly and I were sitting down at the kitchen table of our Airbnb hosts in Antalya, while savouring the flavours of our first authentic Turkish dish. The Kisir that they were kind enough to make us was delicious to say the least and our newfound friends were great company! After explaining that trekking would be our main activity while in the country, our friends “warned” us of the great hospitality of…

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