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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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