I grew up surrounded by strong, independent and intelligent women. My mother, who has multiple degrees, various certificates and raised three children – two of whom had reasonably serious medical conditions as children. My Nan in Melbourne – who at the age of 65 took herself off to the local pool to learn how to swim.Continue reading “Why I identify as….nothing.”
So in amongst all the coming home, finding a job stuff I never finished blogging about my round the world adventures from summer last year. I spent nearly 3 months backpacking around the world over my summer break (winter for all of you in Aus) – went to a heap of countries, most of which I’veContinue reading “Backpacking round the world”
It’s sometimes said that coming home is the best and worst part of a trip. I feel like this is amplified a lot when your homecoming is a) a lot sooner than you expected and b) after a really, really long time away! Prepare for a very honest blog post – this is very differentContinue reading “Coming Home”
Off to the second destination on our Vietnam itinerary – Nha Trang, the resort town located in the south of Vietnam. Sandy coastlines and turquoise beaches greeted us as we stepped off the aeroplane ready for some beach time and one of the highlights of the Vietnam trip – Funky Monkey boat cruise!
Phew. We’re finally at the halfway point of my South East Asian adventure and boy has it been an incredible two weeks. New experiences, new countries and best of all some amazing new people. Sadly we had to say goodbye to about half our group in the morning who weren’t doing the Vietnam half of theContinue reading “Good Morning Vietnam!”
Cambodia was possibly one of the most confronting, fascinating and sad countries I’ve ever visited. It’s very much a country that’s still rebuilding after the atrocities that occurred under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in the 1970’s and in Cambodia you get a real sense of the struggle to rebuild a country after war.
Or so our local guide told us. Laos is actually called Laos PDR which our guide told us stand for Laos, Please Don’t Rush! And boy does that sum up our time in Laos. After the hustle and bustle of Thailand Laos was like a breath of fresh air.
So I’m really bad at blogging on the move. Which you’ve probably all realised by now. I think it’s because when I do get a spare hour in my hotel/hostel I’m sleeping most of the time. Anyway I’ve decided to condense my South East Asia trip into country specific posts (except Vietnam which will beContinue reading “The rest of Thailand”
Disclaimer: I actually spent two nights in Bangkok but I’ve been waiting ages to use that title. Wow. What a city. In a way, Bangkok was almost exactly what I expected it to and yet so much better at the same time. Home to around 6.3 million people, it’s a city of contrasts – inContinue reading “One Night in Bangkok”
After about seven weeks of living in China I was lucky enough to get a visit from Mum, Dad and a reluctant Tom (who really would’ve rather spent his holiday hanging out with his mates but got dragged to China for a week instead). To get the holiday off to the right start, Tom’s planeContinue reading “Hangin’ in Hangzhou”