#1 Guest : Hello, Privet, Nǐ hǎo – Language When Travelling

The Great Wall of China

I would like to welcome my first guest blogger, Andrew.  He has recently visited China, a place that is on my list of where I’d like to wander.  He writes about the fun and games of not speaking the local language, which I can relate to after working in Taiwan.  Enjoy… Like Beck Wanderer, I like to travel and experience the world through trying things that are new to me, but … Continue reading

#3 Sydneysider – The Manly Jazz Festival

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For this week’s “blogging at home” series, I decided to do a photo blog of the Manly Jazz Festival.   Jazz is not generally my cup of tea, but it was a glorious weekend and I usually stumble across some music palatable to my ears :o) And the best thing, it’s FREE!!!! Info: The Manly Jazz Festival is held every year on the October long weekend in Manly, Sydney.  The festival takes over the Corso and the ocean … Continue reading

Goofy Becky

A goofy snowboarder

The curse of a wandering soul, I have only been home a few weeks and I already have itchy feet.  I decide to satisfy my soul and head to the snow for a few days.  Yes, non-Aussies, you read correctly, the snow!!!!   During the Australian winter, up in the Snowy Mountains, they actually get snow down under.   It is the end of the season, but for a newbie like me … Continue reading

#2 Sydneysider – 9k Bridge Run

Sydney Bridge Run - a runners top

Sydney is such a great city to live in, I decided to share some of the cool things I do here as an expat and to give you some ideas if you ever find yourself wandering down under. Welcome to #2 in the “blogging at home” series. Yesterday, I joined 34,000 people who gave up their Sunday morning lie in, to instead lace up their trainers, as part of the … Continue reading

Kat Hing Wai – No Way!!!

The ugly wall of Kat Hing Wai

On the surface Kat Hing Wai sounded really interesting (from the LP): This tiny village is 500 years old and was walled in some time during the early Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It contains just one main street, off which a host of dark and narrow alleyways lead. There are quite a few new buildings and retiled  older ones in the village. A small temple stands at the end of the street.  … Continue reading