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About A

Recent graduate seeking: direction, purpose and money, ingenuously taking in different parts of the world along the way.

Farewell

The last few weeks in Shenzhen were…. actually rather enjoyable. Refusing to allow the only activities on offer in this Godforsaken city roll us out chubbier, defeated and a little bit dead inside, we decided to look beyond the 8 … Continue reading

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So a Black Girl walks into a Chinese Hairdresser’s and….

In China, you can pay someone to do almost any task you don’t particularly want to do yourself. Due to the increasingly insufferable 99% humidity, the thought of washing my hair and blasting my head with hot air for an … Continue reading

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what a privilege it is to be alive…

Originally posted on JUMP FOR JOY Photo Project:
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ― Marcus Aurelius

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Bears, Public Baths and Love Hotels – The Long Overdue Japan part 2!

So last October [I know I’ve been so lazy!], I was boarding the super speedy Shinkansen, a.k.a the Bullet Train from Kyoto to Hiroshima where I was met by Sarah. Having not seen her for almost two years and the … Continue reading

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Livin’ in a Land Down Under – Final Part

This week I went from reclining on the beach all day to possibly the most adventurous 7 days of my entire life. On Monday I went on a trip to the Blue Mountains where, unfortunately due to the worst fog … Continue reading

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Livin’ in a Land Down Under – Part 2

Back in Sydney, some of Doreen and Malcolm’s friends had arrived so I had a like-minded travel companion for the week – partial to the ‘when-on-holiday- mid-afternoon beverage and fine food’ kind of thinking. Continuing on this theme, we toured … Continue reading

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Now that’s a lovely surprise!

The shack has been privy to a deluge of unexpected visitors which has made me immeasurably happy. First was my brother Mark who (almost) made it to Shenzhen, refusing to cross the border we had a grand old time in … Continue reading

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