Swaziland! And some ...

So, here I am in Swaziland. One of the countries with the highest HIV rates in the world. One of the richest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. A very different place than I would ever have expected from that description! The people are… hot. And friendly. And very funny. I think…...

A Day in the Life

My shoes shined to a full gleam, my trousers pressed, my shirt ironed. Face scrubbed, teeth brushed, hair combed and tied up. Bag packed- rice and curry in my lunchbox, an apple, two notebooks, a bottle of water and an umbrella. This is how I started the day. I said a rushed “good...

First day of General...

I’m officially homesick. I miss my computer and my friends and drinking and good coffee and decent films and TV and the English language. So today, I’m just going to complain on here. So, I’ve finally started. *sigh*. I’m feeling exhausted, and it’s only...

A Life Less Ordinary

How do I explain how Sri Lanka is alive in a way that Australia is not? Perhaps it’s just the crowding, the heat, the chaos. Whatever it is, there is life everywhere, the streets are packed and busy, there is culture all around you, all the time. Cobblers on the pavement, fixing shoes,...

Sydney!

Image by Snipergirl via Flickr Today is the first day of my travels. I flew to Sydney this morning, sleep-deprived and groggy, lugging a suitcase with only one wheel and filled with books and clothes. I left Melbourne in a mad rush, after a week of partying, drinking, friends, confusion...