Mekong Delta – Day 2 – Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

The second day of our Mekong Delta tour started very early.  After a quick breakfast of eggs, we leave our lovely homestay and jump on a boat to meet up with the rest of the group. On rejoining the tour, we all laughed at our abandonment yesterday evening and the non home-stayers admitted, when they saw us being dropped off in the middle of nowhere, they were relieved they weren’t doing a homestay. However, the last laugh … Continue reading

Mekong Delta – Day 1

Mekong Delta Boat Trip

It was great to catch up with all the family over Christmas, but the time went too quick.  On route back to Oz I decided to spent a few weeks in South East Asia.  After an overnight transit through Bangkok, I arrive in Vietnam. Yeah – a new country for me! Before I came to Vietnam I decided I really wanted to visit the Mekong Delta, and to experience some of the … Continue reading

PWLL MAWR – The BIG Pit

Big Pit Sign

There are two things Wales are famous for, sheep (cultural warning, sheep jokes offend the locals!!! Ian!!!!!) and coal.  Our traditional coal industry is now long gone after the Margaret Thatcher era closed all the coal pits in Wales.  However, I could not let Ian come all this way and not visit the Big Pit Coal Museum in Blaenavon, which is just down the road from where I was born. … Continue reading

Castles of South Wales and One Ringer

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I guess I have 2 homes – my current Aussie home and my Welsh home where I grew up. Being 4 years since my last visit, a trip to my home in South Wales was well over due, so I decided to brave the British Winter and go home for Christmas. I invited Ian to come with me, so he could experience a “real” Christmas.  Being hot in Sydney, this … Continue reading

#8 SydneySider – Moon Festival Cabramatta

Edible bugs - mealworms and muesli

There are many reasons why I love living in Sydney and ended up calling it my home.  Firstly, is how multi-cultural this city is and secondly, throughout the year Sydney puts on some amazing free festivals. Since I have known Ian he has been talking about the Moon Festival at Cabramatta.  Not because of the muli-cultural aspect, oh no, but the fact he won a prawn peeling contest one year … Continue reading