International Adventures...and some closer to home!

My Scholarship entry - Understanding a Culture through Food

WORLDWIDE | Saturday, 25 Feb 2012 | Views [102] | Scholarship Entry

Having stashed my backpack in a locker back at the hostel, I lean over to try to steady the wooden canoe as I climb in. Joao, with his tatty baseball cap on backwards and ubiquitous havaianas rows us towards the middle of the Amazon. We quietly glide ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2012


The Help - Movie Review

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | Views [1267]

On sunday night I went with friends and saw 'The Help.' I'm yet to read teh book, but I found the movie moving and inspirational. I was fascinated by the extraoadinary women who lead in this film - Abelline, Skeeter & Tilly. The courage, strength ... Read more >


In my Backyard – 5 Must Do Things in Melbourne, Australia

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | Views [1021] | Comments [1]

In my Backyard – 5 Must Do Things in Melbourne, Australia Melbourne is often hailed as the 'European capital of Australia.' It is also known for its infinate shopping options and the cafe/small bar culture that permeates each cultural hub within the ... Read more >

Tags: #blogyourbackyard, /%23blogyourbackyard, bar, cafe, melbourne, nightlife, sport australia, suburbs, top 5, twitter.com/#!/search


Discovering the underbelly of Brazilian Favela Neighbourhoods

BRAZIL | Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | Views [168] | Scholarship Entry

Stepping off the bus in Rio de Janeiro, the heat of the early evening hit me as I met Fernando. His generous  offer to have me stay made my fingers tingle with nerves once he uttered the words “I live in Rocinha.” We played cat and mouse with the chaos ... Read more >

Tags: #2011writing, travel writing scholarship 2011


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