Photostory: Seoul Searching

Well, we are back! Back from almost losing my mind. It has been an insane couple of months. From cancelled flights to landing at the wrong airport to rebooking a missed flight to the wrong continent (my goodness, it was the wrong hemisphere!) to almost burning a few buildings to the ground. I don’t know […]

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Photostory: Incredible Connections

As I am about to close a chapter of my journey, I can’t help but think of all the wonderful memories and experiences I have had in the last two years. I had neglected my website for a while as I plot and plan the next move. Things have been rather slow and unpredictable but […]

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A Photo Story: The Jeepney Chronicles

Taking a Jeepney is the best way to get around in the Philippines. The history of these is quite interesting (you can have a read here). The Jeepneys were originally US military jeeps left over after World War II but now, they have been modernised and manufactured by various local motor companies. We made sure […]

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My Spring Festival in Harbin

Happy New Year!! (again) If you are in Asia and you’re using the Lunar calendar then, finally, welcome to the new year. I feel like January was a fantastic trial run…I tried bullet journaling, reading every day, compiling lists, 10-minute morning meditation routines, etc. So, I now know what works for me and what doesn’t. […]

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A Grim History of Biological Warfare: Unit 731

The North East has a very rich history, it seems to surprise me every time. It’s not all lavender fields and immaculate ice sculptures; it’s deep, gruesome history. The World War II era seems to have been a time when humans were trying to see how far they can go, how far they could hurt […]

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One Night in Shenyang

Unless you’re working for a Chinese public school or a kindergarten, Language Centre ESL teachers in China do not have the weekend off. Instead, you have two split days during the week – I have Monday and Thursdays off. When we have a holiday or two consecutive days off, I take full advantage of this! […]

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An Outing: Harbin Opera House

A friend invited me out to see the grand Opera House. I absolutely love design and architecture that I had heard of the Harbin Opera House before I even had the opportunity to leave South Africa. Well, we both had the day off, it was a beautiful sunny day albeit the 2 degrees celsius! I […]

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Roadtrippin’ to a New Year..

I have been procrastinating a lot lately. I’ve been on a two week break and I have been the best sloth yet. No, really. I didn’t know what date it was until it was Christmas then again on New Year’s Eve. It was incredibly beautiful to just be with my family (my mother and sisters, […]

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Chilly Ferry Boat Ride to Buyukada, Prince’s Islands..

The morning I decided to go to the Prince’s Islands, it was a little gloomy and really, a normal person could have postponed it. I was adamant though. I was set on going so I did. I should have dressed more appropriately, you know. Warmer clothes and the likes. I met an American (originally from […]

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Istanbul Nightlife: DoRock and Istiklal Cd in Taksim..

I made a little durak at DoRock! I found an alternative scene in Istanbul, just off the main, bustling Istiklal cd in Taksim. I enjoyed this place. Great rock music from local bands. I went to this dark, grungy little place twice. The first time I went alone but I made friends with two guys […]

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