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INDIA | Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

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My Scholarship entry - Understanding a Culture through Food

INDIA | Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | Views [351] | Scholarship Entry

Queen Bees and Wanna Bes: Cooking Classes in South India After a tour of the Kerala backwaters I had the opportunity to sign up for a few cooking classes. Leelu was a woman of large stature who had a bit of a queen bee presence about her. On ... Read more >

Tags: travel writing scholarship 2012

Simple Food Done Well

BELIZE | Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | Views [412]

Plantaños frying in Guatemala Up until Belize, the food on our trip had been ok but nothing particularly noteworthy. Guatemalan cuisine is certainly edible and functional - corn, rice, beans. Mom & I fought over the last ... Read more >

Tags: belize, ceviche, food, guatemala

¿¡ Have I taught you nothing ?!

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 16 Apr 2011 | Views [191]

Our last day in Antigua before catching a flight to Flores and Tikal, Mom & I decided to get a touch adventurous and climb Pacaya Volcano. In the grand tradition of Developing Countries' Dubious Safety Protocols at Major National Treasures (see:... Read more >

Tags: guatamala, pacaya volcano, trekking

New Zealand is Not Tasmania

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | Views [465]

Kiwi Humour I lived in Australia for 10 years of my life and never ventured across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. Given I was heading across the Pacific back to the US, I thought it was about time to meet my Kiwi neighbours properly.... Read more >

Tags: australia, beer, new zealand

Sticker Shock

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | Views [499]

Exactly one year from departing Australia, I returned to Adelaide on an overnight flight from Singapore. It was a beautiful March day - as most March days in Adelaide are - and I was excited to bring my trip full circle, as it were. Despite my lack ... Read more >

Tags: australia, culture shock

The Killing Fields

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | Views [647]

To begin to understand Cambodia you must first face its tragic, horrific, recent past. Buddha near Royal Palace, Phnom Penh A brief and probably inadequate overview of recent Cambodian history: Post-colonial Cambodia saw a military ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, khmer rouge, pol pot

The Perfect Day in Hanoi!

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [715]

A local transports a tree in preparation for Tet (New Years) on his motorbike. I knew that I'd evolved as a traveller when I arrive in Hanoi...and LOVED it. The type of situation that probably would have been overwhelming and intimidating ... Read more >

Tags: bia hoi, hanoi, vietnam

A Beginner's Guide to Cyrillic

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | Views [560]

My kingdom for a secret decoder ring!  The Cyrillic Alphabet АБВГДЕФЛЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУХЧХЦШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ абвгдежзийклнопртуфхцчшщъыьэюя Reading Cyrillic is a bit like playing the memory card game from childhood, except instead of remembering which ... Read more >

Tags: cyrillic, russia, speaking in tongues

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