Author Archive: louiseeddy66

We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto: My big South American adventure – December 1990 & January 1991

I’ll never forget her. She was called Dorothy, just like the girl in the Wizard of Oz. However, our Dorothy wasn’t a girl any more, and I met her, not in Oz, but deep in the Amazon jungle. At the time we were travelling by boat down the mighty Amazon River. It was the start …

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A Story Unfolding

I have started writing my first book. Here’s a small excerpt about sailing in the Greek Islands. Wouldn’t you love to be there right now? “We anchored in a beautiful bay – I could not believe how beautiful. The water here is like blue green opal, shimmering and full of fire. It appears to be …

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Into the wild woods …

“Because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach ….. I went to the woods.” Henry David Thoreau Alaska 1999 Islands slide silently by on oiled tracks like big old blue whales dozing in quicksilver, their massive humps arching, …

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The Day The Whales Came

The sea around us was boiling as the large pod of whales circled our boat, rolling, breaching, diving and occasionally raising their heads to take a good look around. Now I have seen whales before. I have seen them in Alaska and on the New South Wales south coast. It is always a thrill – …

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Louise Eddy: A Storyteller

louiseeddy.writer@gmail.com Following many years spent working in the newspaper industry I have just started my own freelance writing business. It is a breathtaking step for me, and one that I hope will give me greater opportunities to do the things I love. While I specialise in travel writing and photography, including magazine articles and blog …

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POSTCARD from BALI: March 2003

In my head I carry an illuminated flip book of rich and beautiful moments. Some are of sounds – like the first time I heard the call to prayer echoing all around me in Istanbul’s dawn light; tastes – popping a sweet plump date in my mouth along with a sip of bitter black coffee …

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Haji Lane – A place for hipsters to hang their hats in Singapore

In the shadow of the Sultan Mosque in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore lies Haji Lane. It is clear from the beginning that this is a part of Singapore that does not conform. Fabulous little boutiques sit alongside tiny bars with tiny tables, coffee shops, and upstairs rooms for practitioners of new age therapies. …

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Temples Toast & Tea – Singapore’s Chinatown

Brothels, opium dens, gambling, vice … Singapore’s Chinatown had it all. Although today it is a shadow of its former murky and mysterious oriental self, it still provides a fascinating glimpse into another world, with hidden surprises everywhere you turn. A ten minute walk from where I am staying you cross over a bridge designed to …

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Haleakala: To The Edge Of The Volcano

Three months ago I experienced one of the greatest spectacles of my life  – a moment to be filed away and savoured on the difficult days. I saw the sun rise over the crater of the Haleakala volcano on the beautiful island of Maui, part of the Hawaiian Islands. After a night without sleep – I …

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And at home …..

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