so what does nhawi mean and what is this blog about? well ‘nhawi’ is like ‘ummmm’ in the local aboriginal language, Yolngu Matha. in simple terms the title of my blog represents the gap between articulating thoughts. its the sound of not saying anything, momentarily.

this blogg is a record of our lives in north east arnhem land and our travels to experience other countries and cultures.

blog posts
kai's mackerel


so today was a perfect, windless, wet season day, so we loaded the tinny up and headed out for a fish, the plan was to head up to last chance ...

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food for thought

well Putty gets a mention for a second week in a row! Putty, Sarah and Kasey joined us for dinner, following my successful fishing trip earlier in the week, we ...

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this morning i was reminded of why this is such a special place and how much i love my life here! i decided to go for a fish today and ...

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Laksa from Warung Ibu Amye


Putty and I headed over to darwin for a few days this week as we had a union conference on friday & we figured as our airfares and a couple ...

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nice barra, brian!


friends are special, its a self evident truth, but we were reminded of it this week past when old friends Brian & Penny visited nhulunbuy. they left about quite a ...

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i have been struggling to make good roti since returning from our holiday, its getting there, but not blog photo quality yet! so my first post holiday post is the salad ...

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Slight problem with the footpath!

homeward bound

our last night in saigon, alex and minh came over on their motorbikes and picked sal and i up and we took off over to the other side of the ...

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i.d. Cafe - funky!


thats the view from the steps of the thuc cafe, where i have just enjoyed an espresso on the way home from breakfast, its typical of the heart of this ...

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motorbike in the restaurant!

com tam 390

i read about this little stall in an alley on a website devoted to saigon streetfood, its rumoured to have the best gà nướng or BBQ chook with broken rice. we taxied ...

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bánh mì

bánh mì

Bánh mì is the perfect fast food and/or hangover cure in Saigon. walk any street in Saigon and you’re likely to find at least one street food vendor smearing a small ...

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kai and banyans


the longer we spend in this city the more I enjoy it, certainly somewhere I want to come back and live for a few months, its got a lovely feel ...

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slow boat to saigon day 2

we awoke a bit doughy this morning after a bottle of vietnamese red and too many beers playing poker last night! we did have a very comfortable sleep on board ...

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the design is a work in progress, i wanted a nice clean layout and to date i have not bothered with a ‘front page’ per se, the site would just load to the latest blog entry at the top. i have decided to experiment with a ‘landing page’ that links to the articles instead.

at the bottom of each page is a link to all the blog posts, arranged from latest to oldest, you can also use the categories on the side bar in the blog posts to look at posts that are tagged with that specific category. not sure whether this is the way to go or not – happy to get feedback either way!