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Remember to Validate your Metcard

Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | Views [2146]

The recorded message rang out, over and over again, at every stop. “Remember to validate your Metcard” Quintessentially Melbourne, it was a reminder of all the messages, bright lights, sounds and seductions I had so desperately missed in my ... Read more >

Tags: australia, expat, melbourne, school, thoughts


These walls are filled with everything

Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | Views [1052] | Comments [2]

Dressed in a combination of clothes and accessories that really should have been in the washing machine or didn’t fit into my overloaded suitcase, I boarded the South Line train from Sydney Central station. I wore a Catwoman comic t-shirt I’d donned ... Read more >

Tags: family, home, sydney


5 Must Do Things in Melbourne

Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | Views [12168]

I seem to have a lot of places I can call my backyard these days. So when World Nomads kicked off their Blog your Backyard project, I saw it as a fantastic way to show off the best bits of the cities that I have called home. I am used to playing ... Read more >

Tags: #blogyourbackyard


Coffee for a Cause

Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | Views [1380] | Comments [2]

I'm not normally one to advertise, but this is special... It happened while I was doing the dishes. Usually, like I was told by an incredible mentor, these kinds of things happen while you’re having a shower. You know them, those moments of incredible ... Read more >


Monday Moment: Ferry Road Markets

Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | Views [1578]

When you are in a familiar land, it is easy to forget that there are new and unexplored corners to be found, no matter how long you have been around. That’s when you depend on the experience of the wonderful friends around you, who have taken that ... Read more >


Multiculturalism is not a dirty word

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | Views [2759] | Comments [8]

When I left the sandy, sunny shores of Port Melbourne, destined for the Middle East, I knew I would learn a lot about myself and others. I knew that my little world would change and that my perception of people, place and culture would change indefinitely.... Read more >


Monday Moment: Brisbane's Southbank

Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | Views [848]

I have been back at ‘home’ in Australia for two weeks now, on holiday. As an expat coming back to the motherland, I’m finding it mighty difficult to write something productive or relevant that doesn’t include “it hasn’t changed much” or “it holds ... Read more >


Photos: Urban Adventures of the Aussie Kind

Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | Photo Gallery

Gold Coast and Brisbane City
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What the weather can do

Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | Views [626] | Comments [2]

I often tell myself I am unaffected by the weather in Dubai. I spend my evenings running as we head into the 36 degree, 70% humidity, evenings of summer, right up until break, and press on through September until the temps ease off in October. The ... Read more >


Photos: Where the Wild Things Are

Sunday, 10 Jul 2011 | Photo Gallery

Australian Winter adventures
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Some things I'm looking forward to

Sunday, 15 May 2011 | Views [925] | Comments [2]

I’m going to be brutally honest here; I’ve got a nine-week school break coming up, and I really would love to spend it somewhere totally alien. It would be awesome. Spin the hypothetical travel bottle and plonk myself in a random country, scope it ... Read more >

 

 

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