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wondering about the flexibility of thai airways' baggage weight restrictions

THAILAND | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [906]

Sorry, I know this has been the blog that wasn’t. I’ve been without access to the internet since Friday so haven’t had a chance to update this – I will though, very soon there’ll be heart-racing stories, tantalizing descriptions, maybe even photos. For ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


i bought beer from a hairdresser today

THAILAND | Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | Views [600] | Comments [1]

Everyone sells beer here. Clearly, this is an approach that i'm strongly supportive of. So I'm in Chiang Mai - transit was largely uneventful, the reunion with Annabel was joyous and her parents are fantastic. Annabel and her dad both crashed out shortly ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


one of those planes in the sky which usually torture me will soon have me on it

THAILAND | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [514]

this is a holding post to see if the new journal is working. thailand will be 14 Feb to 25 Feb with Annabel the swedish pornstar and her, clearly-open minded, aussie folks. there will be elephant rides. that is all.

Tags: The Planning Phase


you know what's awesome?

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Views [643]

sunshine. and hibiscus flowers. and the beach. but more than anything else, you guys. my disappointment at leaving germany and my ambivalence about being back in australia have been cushioned beautifully by the warm embraces, happy smiles and loving ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


damn, it is hot up in HERE!

GERMANY | Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | Views [703]

Australia = warmth, sunshine, easily accessible beaches, happy smiling friends and lecturers whose every word I can understand. I'm back, for now*, and i look forward to catching up with all of you really soon. As long as it's in an air-conditioned ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


swiss chocolate is actually that good

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Views [1107]

i have to admit a significant amount of my motivation to write this blog entry comes from my desire to add another country to that list on the right there - i'm SO easily amused. i really did go to switzerland today though, so it's totally justified.... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


I'LL show you SNOW!!!

GERMANY | Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | Views [722]

You know what's fun? climbing hills of snow in shoes and clothes that are absolutely unsuited to cold, wet weather! that's fun! if you're an idiot! convinced that the light powdering layers of white i'd seen in Berlin and Essen weren't enough, Basti ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


almost gone

GERMANY | Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | Views [617]

so the dream slowly comes to an end. i'm spending my last week in freiburg with basti, just relaxing and seeing a bit of the south. it's brilliant to just be still for a bit and it's really comfortable here with basti and his mum. i leave here on saturday ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Nectar of the gods

GERMANY | Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | Views [628]

yesterday i fulfilled one of my most important Germany-dreams. I went to the Beck's brewery. the mothership. the holy grail. the bedrock of my dreams and the purveyor of perhaps the finest beer known to man. i was so happy. I spent the weekend ... Read more >

Tags: friends


Gallery: one last trip around the annabel and erica merry-go-round

GERMANY | Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

ans' last day in essen
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Karneval - these people are INSANE!!!

GERMANY | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [3604] | Comments [3]

Karneval is this incredible celebration that happens in the area of germany we've been staying in for about 3 months of every year. the culmination is in february when the whole area positively shits itself if i may be so crude and turns into the ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Gallery: Karneval Cologne

GERMANY | Saturday, 17 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

you know what's fun? photos of other people being drunk and having fun!! yeeeeah!
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Gallery: shut up Herr Bayer just SHUT UP!!!

GERMANY | Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

Berlin, which, apart from Herr Bayer, was all kinds of super.
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Gallery: shiny

GERMANY | Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

essen and surrounds
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Gallery: ah hev ay kehm-ehr-uuhr...

GERMANY | Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

photos for the sake of photos
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Hannover

GERMANY | Sunday, 11 Feb 2007 | Views [623]

On the basis of Ellie's recommendation and our intense desire to spend the weekend anywhere but in Essen, Annabel and I decided to visit Hannover on our way home (to Essen) from Berlin (it's roughly halfway between the two). We were taken in by the ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation


A word about the other kiddies in the course

GERMANY | Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | Views [1010] | Comments [1]

because when i said i was dreading the other participants because i just knew they'd be an army of utter tossbags, you all said, 'now erica, stop being such a grumpy cynical tart, they could all be lovely.'. knowing that it was absolutely possible ... Read more >

Tags: People


who's ya DAADy

GERMANY | Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | Views [582]

As a display of their apparently bottomless generosity, the DAAD took us to Berlin for a week. They paid for our transport, accomodation and breakfasts (!) and gave us an exceptionally well-informed tour guide who slowly but surely droves us all ... Read more >


more essen action

GERMANY | Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | Views [957]

After the non-stop excitement of the London weekend, Essen greeted me with more of the usual - pommes frittes and the felafel stand, freaks on the tram and my increasingly messy room at the hotel ( a ripple of surprised gasps tumbles through ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Gallery: The Motherland

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

London, Australia Day Weekend
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