On Wednesday, I boarded a twelve hour coach to Melbourne and waved goodbye to the city I had come to call home. Sydney has a way of making you stay regardless of your intentions; keeping you in its bubble of buzzing office workers, flourishing parks and constant network of public transport weaving around busy construction … Continue reading Goodbye Sydney.
There is something much more exciting that I wanted to write about but I have forgotten what it was and I told Todd I'd write about Backpacker cars, so here we are. Yesterday I discovered the concept of backpacker cars; cars that have been passed down through generations of travellers, cars that are often written … Continue reading Backpacker Cars & Australia’s Indigenous Population.
I remember all those taxis where we'd get stuck, falling over cheap street language, and he would fall into smooth energetic exchange of langauge, round off the sounds so confidently; 7 years made electric. I admired that so deeply.
From what I have seen there are two types of backpacker in Sydney: the party types and the people who want to stay in Australia working on something they enjoy and saving for future travel.
Cutting all the nonsense, writing the truth and we all know I'm a bit of an oversharer, so strap in tight and listen up. This is my year in places.
The great Chinese city of Chengdu is just that; a city. Images that come to mind when imagining big Chinese cities range from perfectly symmetrical grey buildings, air thick with pollution to bustling bodies commuting to and from competitively tall office towers, and a distinct lack of nature; evidence of the Eastern cultural push for … Continue reading The Nature of Chengdu.
See my article on the InternChina blog here! This weekend, I took a trip to the Chengdu Creativity and Design Week event here in Chengdu, with my housemate/new friend Claire: receiver of silly rants about the complicated social politics of travel and teller of funny Chinese internship-relates stories. We spent an hour or so traveling … Continue reading Design Week Chengdu (Take 2)