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February 13, 2015
Kurlipa Bridge in Brisbane

Brisbane Any Day: City of Public Art and Koalas

Have you ever wondered why there are so many public art installations in Brisbane? That was the first question I had while walking in the downtown. Statues stand on the ground and some art even float in the sky in […]
February 6, 2015
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia

The Day I Held a Koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane

The Day I Held a Koala in Queensland, Australia What everyone said was true. They really do smell like cough drops. Their fur is like a high-quality floor mat, their claws are like round sickles, but their face makes you […]
August 15, 2014

Runaway Photo: Different Faces of the Gold Coast

Gold Coast, the Glamorous Queensland’s City Gold Coast, a costal city of southeastern Queensland is one of the hottest tourist destinations for both locals and international visitors. It attracts several million people all year round. But why is the Gold […]
August 8, 2014
Shearing shed at Charlotte Plains

Runaway Photo: Charlotte Plains – Outback Magic

“Bridge the gap between country and city.” This has been Robyn’s motto for working in tourism. She has always tried to show visitors the difference between traveling and experiencing. Now she’s continuing the tradition through Charlotte Plains, previously owned by […]
July 22, 2014
Dory "Just Keep Swimming"

Lessons Learned from Dory

Finding Nemo changed the entire world’s view of the marine life completely. No matter where you are, someone yells “Nemo!” when they see a clown fish and no one questions why. The movie has aspects both grownups and kids could […]
July 18, 2014
Lady Elliot Island in Southern Great Barrier Reef

Runaway Photo: Lady Elliot Island in Southern Great Barrier Reef

Lady Elliot Island: a magical drop in the ocean There’s this small island named  Lady Elliot Island that is entirely made of corals. Yes, it’s a part of the Great Barrier Reef, where you can see one of the most exquisite […]
July 15, 2014
Woolabra Station Outback Landscape

Waltzing Matilda and Billabong

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong Under the shade of a coolibah tree, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled: “Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me?”   The Woolabra Station tour was my […]
July 11, 2014

Runaway Photos: Gold Coast Looks a Bit Better on Hot Air Balloon

Floating above the Hinterland… on a hot air balloon 3:30 a.m. I jump out of bed. The window that usually shines bright with the rising sun is still completely dark. I can see some stars behind the tall buildings. I […]
July 7, 2014
Bathing in the Great Artesian Basin bore in Charlotte Plains

The Great Artesian Basin: The Reason Why Australia Exists

“This water never stopped since 1892,” Robyn at the Charlotte Plains proudly said. There was a double-headed water pipe in the middle of the farm in Charlotte Plains. A couple bathtubs were on the side of the small lake that […]
June 27, 2014
Cunnamulla Fella

Oh he’s the Cunnamulla fella Yes he’s the Cunnamulla fella

“Oh he’s the Cunnamulla fella. Yes he’s the Cunnamulla fella.” Cunnamulla, a town that I could never say the name right, remains deep in my heart. It’s a small town lies on the Warrego River, two hours drive from Charleville, […]
June 25, 2014
Bilby's peculiar tail

Story that Needs to be Heard: Bilby Brothers of Charleville, Australia

Story that needs to be heard: Bilby Brothers of Charleville, Australia There is this small town called Charleville, somewhere in Queensland’s outback. Charleville is for someone who likes to experience the authenticity of the country and like to be in […]
June 16, 2014

Runaway Juno is Heading to Queensland!

This is Queensland! The year 2014 is full of adventure so far. I kicked off the year with Hogmanay in Scotland, traveled to Alaska in winter, photographed around Oman, and hung out with frogs and squids in Malaysia. Now I’m […]