Tackling the Thai Toilet

June 29, 2013

This is not a story about poop.  I just wanted to make the clear. The Thai sun was searing down through the lower deck window as I surveyed the hungover Brit and Aussie backpackers and young European families on the ferry boat. As we finally got off the swaying boat, and shuffled single file from [...]

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The {real} Hangover in Bangkok

June 17, 2013

In light of being honest with you, usually, I let a hangover get the best of me. I mean, I’m precious. Wallowing in the pain of my head pounding through the tops of my eyes, my stomach convulsing; threatening. I sat in the hotel bed in Bangkok, dressed in my black cotton skirt and grey [...]

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Bangkok; like a scene from a movie

April 4, 2013

I walked straight out of Singapore and into the bustle of Khoa San Road. There were tuk tuks whizzing behind me, Thai market salesmen yelling bargain pitches at the hundreds of passing backpackers in words I had yet to grasp an understanding of. I looked around, feeling an inward smile, Jenn and Johnny so far [...]

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Singapore is…

March 21, 2013

… really humid. Like, shockingly hot and muggy. Singapore was never really on the list of places that I was dying to see. It was another Asian city, that I probably hadn’t heard enough about. Living in Sydney, Singapore comes up a lot in conversation, at least in the advertising industry. Many offices are based [...]

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the surf.

January 27, 2013

Bondi Beach, Australia As the white foam approaches, I know there’s only one thing I can do if I want to avoid the searing pain of salt water in my sinuses. The break is coming too fast for me to flip my cumbersome, yellow longboard so I simply duck, dropping my knees until I feel [...]

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When the foreign becomes the familiar.

January 15, 2013

A little over a year and a half ago, I wrote this post about leaving your childhood home behind, and it resonated with a lot of people. At that time, I was sitting in my sister’s kitchen in Kennewick, Washington. We were having a fantastic summer, swimming with my niece and nephew, celebrating birthdays and [...]

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Getting my wings back.

December 3, 2012

It’s been nearly one year since I’ve left Sydney. It almost hurts to say that. Last time I took a day off work, without being stuffed up and curled up in my bed, was February 2012. I jumped on a 6am flight with L and my old college friend Eric {Prestbo as he was known [...]

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Why 5am is the new 8am.

November 22, 2012

My whole teenage and adult life I have been an on-again-off-again buff chick without ever actually reaching the ‘buff’ point. I always stop somewhere before being fit and now looking back, I wonder if it was just that each time I reached fit (or back when I was naturally fit) I just denied myself the [...]

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Sculptures by the Sea – Bondi Beach 2012

November 11, 2012

I’m clearly not very great at capturing a moment and immediately putting the words down on paper, I prefer to think of it as ‘living in the moment’ and attempting not to fall victim to the well-known stereotype of a blogger who only sees the world through the lens of a camera{phone} rather than experiencing [...]

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Becoming Bondi Hipsters

October 29, 2012

Hi.   Sorry I’ve neglected you. Or, well, I guess it’s mostly just me. Thing is, I’ve stopped traveling and I guess that was a little bit scary. But the truth is, I’ve never been constantly in motion. I’ve always been an expat of sorts (serial or not) and I’m still just that. So, here’s [...]

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