Road Trippin’: Four Cities and a Hochzeit

Back on a dark and wintery Canberra evening last year, freezing in my badly insulated room, I received some news to warm me from the inside. My friend Danielle had just got engaged to her beau Jon and would be married in France! I was immensely happy for her. We had been friends a long […]

Girl Gone East (Berlin)

Exactly one month to the day since leaving sunny Canberra it had crept up on us after Myanmar, Kuala Lumpur and a lovely stint at home in Manchester – we were finally moving to Berlin! Touching down in Schonefeld Airport Mr S and I were full to the brim with excitement, excitement that couldn’t even be […]

My Obsession with the Golden Rock

Bold, gold and gravity defying, the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, or the Golden Rock as it is more colloquially known perches atop a lofty mountain covered in jungle in Mon state, Myanmar. The stuff of legends, the rock balances defying  gravity owing to a single strand of Buddhas hair interned within the pagoda. The story goes that […]

Inle Special: Burmese Fish Curry with Ginger Salad

‘Darling, lets go for a burmese tonight shall we?’ Not something I have found myself saying before, and oh what a shame! Diverse as it’s people, Burmese cuisine is an utter delight.  A melting pot of soups, salads and scrumptious curries, first impressions led me to think Myanmar has taken the best from its bordering […]

Canberra. What a Lovely Place. (despite what everyone says)

Canberra. Public servants, Poli’s, Questacon. If you ask any Aussie outside of Canberra what there is to do here you will often be met with a vacant stare whilst the mind searches for a distant memory of some school trip to Parliament, or maybe, more excitingly Questacon, home of the vertical slide (which many Canberrans […]

A Weekend Traveller

Perhaps its waking up in a dorm surrounded by odd shoes, empty litre bottles of wine and a smattering of passports which has got me inspired again to write something after 7 months.. Bouncing out of work on Friday to come up to Sydney for uni and to meet up with Claire, my former housemate […]