Goodbye Sydney.

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.

Backpacker Cars & Australia’s Indigenous Population.

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.

The Nature of Chengdu.

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.

Design Week Chengdu (Take 2)

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)