Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka The days of rickety train rides from Colombo, fish jumping straight from the ocean and onto the beach, whiling the hours away in hammocks, eating tuna and lemons fresh from the market, lying back in the sand and looking at the stars, searching for elephants on the side of the road, […]
Istanbul, Turkey I have been feeling so restless lately. This is partially due to the fact that we have barely left the Tokyo apartment for a full week, venturing out only to stroll in Yoyogi Park, shop in Harajuku, or dine on sushi in Ikebukuro. When I feel restless I do one of two things- […]
Tokyo, Japan I’m in Tokyo again. It’s starting to feel a lot like home.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei The last time I travelled with my mother was four months ago, to Malaysian Borneo and Brunei. I just found out I’ll be seeing her again soon; we’re meeting in Beijing, where we’ll journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway together. I would have never thought that 2010 would find me in a […]
Edinburgh, Scotland There are days when I miss Edinburgh, when I miss 99s in Princes Street Gardens, farmer’s markets, bagpipes, cobblestone streets. There are days when I wonder if I will even miss Osaka when I’m gone. There are days when I feel that I am wasting time: work, movie, bed. The biggest fear I […]
Toronto, Canada Main Entry: traveller Part of Speech: noun Definition: person who journeys Synonyms: adventurer, barnstormer, drifter, excursionist, expeditionist, explorer, gadabout, globetrotter, gypsy, jet-setter, junketer, navigator, nomad, pilgrim, rambler, roamer, seafarer, trouper, truant, vagabond, wanderer I’m homesick, but for where, I don’t know.
Hanoi, Vietnam Without fail, I always find myself in markets when I travel. The markets vary; I’ve gotten lost among stalls of fruit and baskets of spices, bowls of silver jewellery and tables covered with antiques, jars of strange remedies and plates of decadent desserts, brightly coloured flowers and shelf upon shelf of beads and […]
Osaka, Japan I live in Osaka, Japan, and have done so for nearly two years. And while I love Osaka and always will, I am getting itchy feet. I find myself checking flights to Vientiane. I find myself daydreaming of cafes in Tokyo. I find myself researching music festivals in Melbourne. This wanderlust will get […]
Driving Around New Zealand The Christmas I spent in New Zealand had sand instead of snow. The days were warm; I swam in the cold ocean, I drank too much ginger beer, I read Agatha Christie novels in the sun. There were endless mountains and rivers, seals and sheep, and life was peaceful.
On the Kinabatangan River, BorneoWas it really nearly four months ago that I was in Borneo? What a dreamy blur it all was: drifting down the river at dawn, trying to spot proboscis monkeys and crocodiles, still stiff from the night’s sleep in a bed shielded only by mosquito netting. Drinking cold tea in a […]