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Category: Living Abroad

Choosing a Life Without Easter Eggs
[ 0 ] June 16, 2011

Choosing a Life Without Easter Eggs

There’s no denying that we have to make many sacrifices when choosing a life abroad or a life of travel, are they worth it? Is it worth choosing a life without Easter eggs?

Living Abroad Made Me Appreciate My Parents
[ 6 ] June 9, 2011

Living Abroad Made Me Appreciate My Parents

Before I travelled, before I lived abroad I was very un-appreciative of my parents. But since then I’ve grown to realise just how incredibly supportive they are of my offbeat dreams!

Back when China was new and exciting, back when I had a reason to stay!
[ 5 ] June 1, 2011

Losing My Spirit to Settlement

It’s a feeling I hate, the feeling of going nowhere, the feeling of stagnation. For months I’ve felt this feeling ever so quietly creeping up on me. Is Travel the rope that will pull me out of this rut?

Rediscovering China, Rediscovering Inspiration
[ 3 ] January 7, 2011

Rediscovering China, Rediscovering Inspiration

Writer’s block, when it comes it feels like the most incurable illness and when it hit me I needed to get out of the rut and rediscover China, rediscover inspiration quickly before I went mad!

My Love, Hate Relationship with Shanghai
[ 12 ] November 1, 2010

My Love, Hate Relationship with Shanghai

Shanghai, known as the “Pearl of the East”, a city of affluence, a city of success, a meld of eastern and western cultures. Just a few months into living in China I decided that was the life I wanted, I wanted a Shanghai life…

Half Time: Chinese Apartment VS Sasha
[ 3 ] May 26, 2010

Half Time: Chinese Apartment VS Sasha

After the exploding toilet incident and power failure I was hoping that was all the apartment had install for me…Alas it was not!!!

Mime Conversationalist
[ 8 ] May 9, 2010

Mime Conversationalist

Living in China, I often find myself in situations when I start to wonder how I’ve survived living here for this long speaking such minimal Mandarin. But that’s where being a being a mime conversationalist is my saving grace.

My biff with shopping in China
[ 12 ] May 1, 2010

My biff with shopping in China

Cheap clothes, really cheap clothes, I must have been dreaming. That was until I was rudely awoken by the shop assistant telling me I could not try on that really cute dress!