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[1 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 189 views]
Eat in the street! Let’s make it pozible.

One of my favourite things about Asia is the food.
And anyone who has spent any time there will know the best place to eat – is on the street.
The pozibility of bringing this phenomena to Australia is pretty exciting.
When I first heard of the Street Food Australia (SFA) campaign, I immediately loved it . This social enterprise group have the aim to give less well-off migrants living in OZ  the opportunity to start up their own food business. Giving people the chance to bring their cultural cooking skills to the …

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[5 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,033 views]
Becoming a yes man – Driving in Saigon

If you talk to anyone who’s visited Vietnam, one of the first things they will mention is the traffic (just type ‘Saigon traffic’  into YouTube and you’ll find countless videos). To say that traffic is mental would be a bit of an understatement. There are motorbikes everywhere, on the sidewalk, inside houses and on the roads. At first, looking at the traffic as a pedestrian is terrifying, with many first timers struggling to cross the road. This was exactly the reaction we had when we first arrived. We would not …

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[26 Feb 2012 | One Comment | 943 views]
Becoming a yes man…teaching English

Becoming a yes man is part of a series of posts that will take a look at some of the things that we have said ‘YES’ to that we would normally have said ‘NO’.
I’ve always been the adventurous type and usually pride myself on trying new things. This is especially true when it comes to the fun stuff like sky diving, scuba diving and anything provides a bit of an adrenaline rush.
It’s easy saying yes to things that you want to do or enjoy, but what about the things you …

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[2 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,493 views]
Taking the road well travelled

Travelling gives you the luxury of meeting new people.
Before embarking on a trip, hope and pray you like the people you do meet because it’s not going to be the last you see of them. I don’t know if it is because we cling to our photocopied or otherwise ligit copies of Lonely Planet but these days most of us are heading in the same direction.
It might just be a faded concept that the travelling folk are all hippies with backpacks that whip out a compass and let the wind …

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[1 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,318 views]
Best bits in pics – Part 2

This is wee Buddha bum. All the kids in Vietnam were cute (although after teaching them for four months I can also say slightly annoying at times too) but Buddha is one of my favourites. Everytime he ran into the water his shorts would fall down round his ankles… giving us a different type of full moon…something I giggled at the whole day.
The joys of the sleeper bus. This picture was taken while I was conked out on our journey to Mui Ne. A rare occasion that we got a …

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[18 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,149 views]
Best bits in pics – Part 1

Here are a few of the best bits of 2010 in photographs. Behind every picture there’s a witty story usually so do read on through them and enjoy!

Hong Kong. The beginning of the trip and the beginning of my stardom among the Asian population. This woman purposely made her way over to me to ask could she get a photograph with me. So started a wave of Asian men and women asking me for a pic with them…or just randomly taking photos of me in the street. Oh to be …

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[16 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,510 views]
One year of travels

The day has finally arrived.
We’ve been on the road for one full year today. Both of us want to reflect on some of our favourite bits we might have missed out on during our travels and our hopes for what’s to come in 2011.
Donna…
From the first sip of Magners at Belfast City Airport waiting to board the first plane of our big adventure to the 1.5 ltr of water I’m drinking typing this on New Zealand’s Interisland ferry, a lot has happened in the past year!
Sitting in the bar excited …

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[30 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,890 views]
The Secret Diary of a Call (Centre) Girl

Ok so my job might not be as exciting as the TV show title it rips off but it’s worth a mention on this blog.
Yes it’s a secret that I’m blogging while I’m in work…but to be honest I don’t think it’s that big of a deal really. That’s where working attitudes differ between Australia and the UK.
I’m no Belle deJour but I have been working in a call centre for a financial company for 6 weeks now. It was tough getting back into the routine of working life…especially after a month of thai partying …

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[20 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,493 views]
Working in Saigon – A day in the life

Saigon (officially known as Ho Chi Minh City) is Vietnam largest city with a population of around 8 million people and over 5 million motorbikes. Anyone that has visited this city will agree that it is crazy busy, making crossing the road a bit of a gauntlet and finding a quiet area even more difficult.
Strange as it might seem but Donna and I decided to settle amongst the madness for 4 months and teach English in Saigon. The original plan was to teach in Cambodia, but having enjoyed travelling down …

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[9 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,181 views]
Best toilet in the world

I’ve seen my fair share of horrific toilets during my travels around Southeast Asia but was pleasantly surprised when I had to answer the call of nature on the Slow Boat from Vietnam into Cambodia. As I stepped into the toilet I soon realised that this could quite possibly be the best toilet in the world. Its certainly a toilet with the best views I’ve ever seen before. The experience was too good not to share so I grabbed my camera and recorded the toilets-eye-view so you can judge for …