Christmas Day – Where’s the Turkey?

Daal Bhaat - typical Nepali dish

Christmas day was the start of a 3 day trek to Gele’s home village.  Can you imagine doing a day’s bus trip followed by a 2 day mountain hike (the locals walk a lot quicker than me *BLUSH*) to visit your parents?  However, this is very normal for all Nepali mountain folk. Christmas dinner was certainly different.  Well different for me, but not for Nepalese.   No turkey, no funny hats, no … Continue reading

Wanderings in Melbourne

Luna Park, St Kilda

The best kind of travelling is when someone else is paying :o) I’m working in Melbourne for a week, but I have the weekend to explore this vibrant city. On Saturday, looking like a right tourist with my camera swinging from my wrist and carrying a free city map from the hotel, I walk from the CBD to St Kilda. I started my epic journey (well it felt epic to … Continue reading

#4 Sydneysider – Bondi to Coogee Walk

Walk on the Wild Side SIgn

Waverley to Bronte to Coogee to Bronte to Bondi to Waverley.  Absolutely exhausted, but after many years of wanting to do it, I finally did the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk; well to be pedantic Coogee to Bondi,  plus a wee bit more.  It’s a 6 km walk from Bondi to Coogee, the path hugging stunning cliffs and beaches, but according to Runkeeper I managed an impressive 15km. It was … Continue reading

Dragons, Snakes and Spiders

Start of Dragon's Back

Most people come to Hong Kong to shop, but not me :o)  When I found out there was a hiking trail called the Dragon’s Back, being Welsh I just had to check it out. I was hoping to do the trek with Walk Hong Kong, however unfortunately they weren’t running the trip this weekend.  I was a wee bit disappointed,  so when, after some research I found it is a … Continue reading

#1 Sydneysider – Manly to Spit Walk

Manly Scenic Walkway

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.  This is #1, of hopefully many, in this “blogging at home” series.  On Thursday I did my favourite city walk in the whole wide world, the Manly to Spit walk, and I got to play with … Continue reading