Cairns have been on my ‘To Go’ list since 2014 and with some good resolution this year to tick things off my list, I booked myself a flight in January and before I knew it, March came and I found myself on a plane towards the tropics. I can already feel this year is flying by and I really need to, as I like to put it, grab life by its horn, the horns you want, and ride it high, ride it wild.
Dear me, you are 28.
Strangely, you feel quite at ease saying this number now.
26, 27 were hard. You had to spit it out each time you were asked your age.
28 on the other hand feels alright, you now say a week after your birthday.
Really happy I got to visit the South Island of New Zealand earlier this April.
It’s one of things on my 2016 “To do” list and I’m glad to be able to say “I did it”.
I had heard many good things about this land and was a bit worried I had expectations set way too high. You know how it is with high expectations….
Thankfully, the beauty of the land did not disappoint.
Continue reading “6 days in New Zealand : South Island”
With Easter and Labor Day falling over the weekends which meant we had Monday and Tuesday off, I knew I had to do something with these 4 precious days (which didn’t eat into my Annual leave, score!)
I had wanted to revisit Brisbane to soak up some sun, hang out with my relatives, and check out the outdoor activities this city has to offer. Just a short two hours flight away, reasonable air fares, accommodation settled – Off I went!
After a comfortable month long of travelling around Mexico, the trip down Central and South America was about to began.
This post is mainly to remember the preparations I did and the last few days in Leon before I set off, to get on this round trip with a shoe string budget and hopefully see all the amazing sights.
“A timid soul shuns the unknown,sheer panic makes it cling , to limits that the senses set, but fearful hearts can’t sing.
No other way could we have come, each pain was meant to be; to forge the Heart, expand our mind, to set our Spirit free”
I like how facebook reminds me of what I wrote years ago on this day.
“oh moon & stars, first lights & fire sunsets
come find me & we will stand in silence
March 14, 2011
I was about to backpack around South East Asia.
I like how I still am able to walk through the streets of some parts of Old Hanoi in the early morning with cool breeze when I close my eyes now
Spent 2011’s Boxing day with awesome amigos in Saint Luis Potosi and its quaint little ghost town ; History lesson and soaked up the old Spanish town feel in historical Guanajuanto ; Arts stuffed in Guadalajara ; New Years in Puerto Vallarta; Felt like i was in france in mexico city DF, with D.F was freezing cold unlike the other cities.
Not the best quality, all taken with my old school mobile. But good enough to prevent foggy fuzzy future memories 🙂
Brazil –Last country on this trip.
Time sure flew by, and I guess the only happy part of me to round up this trip would be my bones and my by-now-bus-seat-shaped spine.
I recall the joy on the last bus to Sao Paulo from Rio, to be able to say “no more 20+hrs bus rides, no more!”
The things you do when young, and cheap on a shoe string budget.
Second last stop on my big trip, Argentina was a lovely stop to rest and recharge for the final leg.
Walked the famous streets of Bueno Aires, watched a Tango show, tried their local famous caramel and empanadas and was left amazed by the mighty Iguazu falls.
I felt like I wanted flowers at 10pm. To decorate the apartment.
But I wanted flowers that could last.
I love the fresh ones of course, but they just end up as pressed flowers on my wall or in the bin after a week or so.
So I made some spider lilies.