Category Archives: Travel

How to cope with the heat in South East Asia

Asia isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is mine. The heat, the people, the unique chaos of the place that seems to make no sense at all, the food, the lifestyle, the general vibe of the region. Of course there are aspects to it that are hard – the language barrier, the poverty […]

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What to pack..?

There are loads of blog posts, tips, hints etc online dedicated to the art of packing for a trip, but from what I have noticed, not many for those who are going to relocate to one place for some time or for those who aren’t hardcore backpackers going to stay in a dingy hostel for $2 per […]

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Things I will miss about Australia

As we pack our belongings and say farewell to family, friends, workmates and pets there are things we often don’t think we will miss until we leave. Yes, I will definitely miss our friends and family but that the obvious one. And its one that we can control. In this day and age we have access […]

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Preparing to Leave

With the packing-up-life situation at home, I thought I would prepare a list of helpful tips for those who are in a similar situation. With all the excitement of leaving and adventures on the horizon, it can be so very easy to forget to do things until it’s too late.

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Cultural Appropriateness when Travelling

South East Asia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with so many amazing things on offer.  There are temples, beaches and islands, mountainous regions, incredibly diverse food and people, strong Buddhist culture and countries that are screaming towards modern development. People come here to be surprised, excited and touched by […]

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Levitation

I just came across this Japanese artist’s work and thought it would be a good share – beautiful self-portraits taken throughout Tokyo. Her name is Natsumi Hayashi and she takes stunning shots of herself levitating in typical situations – on the train, in a shop, in a park. Very lovely!

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Links and What Not

Obviously there are a whole bunch of amazing blogs out there but I thought I would list a few that I regularly peruse and/or follow these bloggers on twitter.  Its so inspirational to read some of them, get hungry at the thought of all that food they are getting to explore and the places they […]

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Volunteering

Volunteering isn’t for everyone, especially international volunteer work. Giving up a steady income, working in an unknown place with language, cultural and health barriers is challenging and confronting. You don’t get paid, you have a huge workload and you have to try to smile and enjoy yourself along the way. But, the rewards can be […]

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Sydney Experiences

There are many many visitors to Sydney every year and its nice to show them some of the awesome things that locals do when they come here. Sure, they can go to Bondi Beach, catch the ferry to Manly for fish & chips, Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour and the Blue Mountains, but as a local […]

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The things I miss about Chiang Mai

Its been several months now since we left Chiang Mai, returning to Sydney to save some money and plan the next adventure. It has afforded me the time to reflect on the nearly three years we lived in that wonderful city and all the amazing experiences we encountered. Now that the blur of moving back […]

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