Archive of ‘Travel’ category

Lessons from India

One of the most formative events in my life was my first travelling experience: India. I have since been 4 times, having spent over a year there all up, and am still fluent in the bit of Hindi/Urdu that I know (as well as numerous Bollywood songs!) It has formed much of who I am […] Read more…

Kaka’ako – street art capital of Hawaii

I’m just back from my whirlwind tour of the US & Tokyo – first stop – HAWAII!! My first 2 visits there, I did what everyone else does and stayed in Waikiki, shopped and ate (with the exception of venturing downtown one night for a punk gig – but I digress). This time I wanted […] Read more…

Choosing The Right Luggage

One very important factor when travelling a lot as I do, is the right luggage. My backpack is fine when I’m doing the south east asia thing, jumping on and off boats, buses, trains etc, trekking and so on. But when it comes to hitting an urban centre where you just know that you’re gonna […] Read more…

Lots to love about Koh Lipe

Earlier in the year, I had the great fortune to get to Thai island Koh Lipe – and I LOVED it!! I’d go back in a heartbeat. What’s so great about it? And why should you go? Azure Blue Waters There is just something about the water here, with the ocean displaying all wondrous shades […] Read more…

East Village Loft Living

  This visit to New York, I again chose to stay in the East Village..but not in a hotel. Oh NO!!! This time, I stayed in a very stylish loft that I found on Air BnB.  Sooo much better, quieter, cheaper and convenient than a hotel. I picked an apartment that was quite minimal in […] Read more…

New York Shopping – Century 21

  This is the first post in my series on New York Shopping. If you’re an aussie who has never been to the USA before, you won’t believe the shopping and the sales there! The shoe warehouses are a wonder to behold, but that’s not all.  Have you heard of Century 21?   My own […] Read more…

US Visit July 2014

So…I still haven’t written about the last US trip…and now, I’m off AGAIN!!!! I know, call me self-indulgent. But there is a good reason. I’m friends with musical writer Fred Sauter, and his musical Bedbugs!! was due to go off-Broadway, but by the time I’d booked my last trip, we still didn’t know dates. Well, […] Read more…

I Love New York

Oh, it’s a tired old cliche, a t-shirt slogan, isn’t it? I resisted even going to America for a long time, instead travelling to Asia again and again: Japan of course, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos… And then last June I went. Hawaii was surreal and relaxed, LA was frenetic and busy, but it […] Read more…