Category: Travel

Dinner at Templo (Hobart, Tasmania)

We went to dinner at Templo on a cold, Tassie evening. The restaurant sits on its own, up a hill and a couple of streets away from the North Hobart restaurant strip. Its outfit is small and cosy, seating only 20 people. Bottles of wine…

Art Destination: Naoshima Island

Barely a speck on the map of Japan, Naoshima is an island town in the Seto Inland Sea.  Quite the opposite of the vibrancy, speed and crowds of Japan’s more well-known cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, Naoshima is a quiet, somewhat remote destination. It’s…

Three Bars in Singapore

A few weeks ago, I travelled to Singapore – home to late night roti prata, my beloved extended family, and some of the neatest bars around. Whilst in town, I visited a few new haunts and was impressed by their attention to detail – ice cubes embossed with…

Hey girl! Where’ve you been!?

Greetings! This Summer I spent a lot of my time on planes. Sydney ✈ Singapore Singapore ✈ Doha ✈ Rome Milan ✈ Paris Paris ✈ Dubai ✈ Singapore Singapore ✈ KL ✈ Sydney Can’t wait to fill in the gaps and share some of my…

Bangkok

Not one, but two nights in Bangkok! Early morning flight. LOTS of shopping – singlets for 20 ฿, bags for 150 ฿, shoes for 200 ฿ ahhhhh! Motorbikes, people, and trolleys all fighting for space in the market aisles. Shopping until we literally dropped in Black Canyon, recuperating over iced coffee. Street food…

Singapore Diary Pt2

Lime juice! (I was going to tally how many I drank this trip but stopped after I had three with one meal!) Hainanese Village markets in Lorong Ah Soo Eggs at the market Symbolic offerings of money to be burnt for the deceased My childhood…

Greetings from Singapore!

View from the plane Apom – pancake with shredded coconut with a slice of banana Hello Kitty plushies sold out everywhere *weep* Kylie eating po-ta-to (hasbrown) MANGOSTEEN! MANGOSTEEN! MANGOSTEEN! Ee Ee Pat drinking lim juice Nasi Padang at HJH Maimunah Restaurant & Catering – so spicy (I…

Vanuatu 35mm

I almost forgot how exciting the ritual of film processing could be! A couple months ago I took my fisheye camera and an expired underwater disposable that I picked up at a thrift store on my trip to Vanuatu. Having a limited amount of shots…

VANUATU!

Plane landing – our first view of Port Vila! I miss swimming three times a day; getting mud on my shoes; seafood chowder at Tilly’s; swimming in the Mele Cascades; cocktails and lime juice; snorkelling with fish; adorable pikininis; loving the breakfast toaster; swimming in the pool;…

Beijing Markets

Beijing seems so long ago, I am still catching up on all the details. On our final day in Beijing we wandered through the streets & found ourselves in a market. Although our busy tour schedule meant that we were seeing so many new and exciting…

Greetings from Brisbane

Greetings from the sunshine state! Humidity is clinging like a sticky melted popsicle, weighing down like a doona full of lead feathers. We are currently sitting in front of the fan watching Big Bang Theory (the official screening of our Summer) trying to cool down.…

Beijing Diary Pt 2: 天津

East meets West On our second day in China we visited the city of Tianjin!   Mini apples! They taste exactly like normal apples except they are as small as cherries! (Also pictured, breakfast: bottled water, bao, watermelon)   Cycling is a main mode of…

Beijing Diary Pt 1: First Looks

At Sydney International Airport I just came home after a week in Beijing, China! The trip was filled with many new experiences – from squat toilets which required BYO toilet paper, to trying new foods (including dried cuttlefish and duck’s tongue, both of which were…

♡ Singapore! ♡

Two weeks in Singapore! In particular, I loved the food and its 24-hour availability; playing mahjong; visiting galleries, markets, shops and malls; assisting my uncle; night culture; the first wave of aircon as you enter a room; and most of all spending time with my beautiful…

A Day In The Country

  Central ☞ Macarthur ☞ Picton ☞ Bowral ☞ Home A great big thank you to Chloe, Lily and Owen for such a wonderful day! Beginning of the day at Central Station    On the train; on the table at R.Coffee.Co in Picton   Miranda’s coffee   Chicken sandwiches for Owen & Lily;…

Picton

Today we went on a boxing day road trip to Picton which is about 80km south west from Sydney. We had some delicious food at the George IV Inn (rosemary on chips = yum!) and made quite a few other pitstops along the way and further south…

Around the World 50 years Ago

I met a very lovely lady today. 50 years ago, when Judy was 19, she traveled around the world – which for her time (and seriously even today) was quite cool. She was kind enough to show me the photos from her travels – from…

George (San Diego)

George let me play his ukele on the way to San Diego. Favourite part of San Diego, why? La Hoya. It is pristine. It’s just beautiful, like nowhere else. Favourite food: good old American steak and potatoes   Best concert you’ve ever been to: I’m a (Grateful) Deadhead.…

Mayra (San Diego)

If you lived anywhere other than America? Europe Top three musicians: Juanes; Julieta Vengas; Mana Inspirations: In life, my parents If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be? Phillip Lim If you could only eat one food for the…