Well, after more than a week of sitting still, sleeping still, and just still being, I am back on the road. Actually quite literally, seeing as I’m writing this blog post from a bus with wifi. Greyhound isn’t all that bad these days, for your information. It occurs to me that it wouldn’t be as […]
Glamourous Palm Springs In the romantic days of Hollywood, decades ago, when movie stars were glamorous and mysterious, rather than trashy and mass-produced, there was a desert hideaway where they would gather to get away from the lights of the big city. Two hours drive from Los Angeles, in the middle of the scorching desert, […]
Between the jewellery, buddhas and Maos, the Panjiayuan Market in Beijing is a collector’s dream! But there are plenty of markets across the whole city!
Has something about me changed? Or has the backpacker hub of South East Asia really lost its charm?
It was on the third night of driving that I finally gave in, my eyelids heavy and the rest of my head throbbing from a lack of sleep. Despite wanting to stay conscious, fatigue beat good intentions in what had become quite a battle of attrition… and I fell into a slumber, rocked by the […]
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the vibrations in the van began to take hold. I remember saying something like ‘that doesn’t feel right; maybe you should stop driving…’ And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the van came to a screeching halt on the […]
Australians always knew there were a few good reasons to travel overseas. Turns out there’s one more! For a moment, let’s put aside the surging Aussie dollars (thank you protectors of the Greek economy), cheap airfares and cultural adventures. Now we have a study of the cost of Australian hotels and they are, in […]
For most of us, the extravagant life of luxury we see in television shows or magazines stays just that – a notion we understand, can see, can imagine but can’t touch. It seems so close and potentially so attainable but crossing the barrier through the screen or the magazine page to make it reality often […]