Friendly Friday Challenge: Purple

In the latest Friendly Friday Challenge from Sandy, purple is the subject to be thinking about. To be completely honest, of all the colours, purple is not a colour I think much about. I had always thought of purple as an "artificial" colour which also seldom occurs in nature (not true, there are many purple …

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Exploring Patzcuaro and Janitzio, Mexico

Following on from the recount of my time in Mexico (last stop Guadalajara), the next stop on our Mexican adventures was to a pueblo blanco Patzcuaro. On first impressions, I thought this was the inspiration for the Pixar movie Coco from the white and red building facades. It is indeed, not the town that inspired …

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Exposing Inequalities With A Vaccine Travel Passport

Many developed countries are in the midst of a vaccine roll out and there has been chatter here and there about a so called vaccine travel passport. In these conversations, people compare it to the yellow fever vaccine passport. It seems bizarre to me that we are comparing this COVID19 vaccine which, let's face it, …

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Birds Eye View From The Sydney Tower Eye

One humble evening in October 2020, I decided to go and get Maccas (or McDonalds) for dinner. Little did I know that this humble evening would lead me to the tallest building in Sydney. Maccas were running their annual monopoly game where eligible purchases means you get ticket stubs where you can potentially win free …

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