"Laughter is the best medicine, and it costs nothing... You've got to have a laugh haven't you." I am back here, where I have been so many times to write these posts. Sat in the back of this dimly lit and familiar coffee shop; cosy not dreary, and bursting with life. There is a table … Continue reading Little pockets of Joy.
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)
This is the second half of a 2-part series. Click here to read from the beginning! In March 2015, Prince William made a speech at an elephant sanctuary in China, urging Chinese president Xi Jinping to end ivory trade. There have also been many open letters from celebrities about the need for China to ban … Continue reading Ivory Trade in China #2
Working at Swild I get some time each day to get on with some self-initiated work and do some research for the social media pages, to raise awareness of the state of certain species from Southwest China and create engaging content for our followers. Over the last three weeks I have learned about takins and … Continue reading Ivory Trade in China.