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Day 45: Vodkatrain – A Passion for Vodka, Travel & the Former Soviet Union

Day 45: Happy Valentine's Day!
What is it about former Soviet countries that sucks me in? I haven’t quite figured it out, but something about these somewhat stark areas makes me want to get up, book a ticket and try to deal with all the red tape involved in actually getting there. I rediscovered this unique passion just the other Read more
February 14, 2011 · Continue Reading · 25
Day 44: Translation Faux Pas?

Day 44: Across Languages… Does that sound right?

Day 44: Translation Faux Pas?
Words across languages, meaning words in one language that are heard as different in another language, can open travel up to some funny situations. Take today, for instance, when I was walking through a mall in Sydney to discover the beaut in the photo to the right. I giggled and nudged Pat, who then giggled… Read more
February 13, 2011 · Continue Reading · 19
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Day 39: Six Degrees of Separation in a Small, Small World

Day 39: Mystery Faces
Who do I know that you know? Normally, I wouldn’t think to ask this question except there have now been several — almost freaky — incidents where I’ve come to meet someone in some random part of the world to find out they have encountered someone I know. It is a small freakin’ world, people, and… Read more
February 8, 2011 · Continue Reading · 12
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Day 35: Preparing for Malaysia by Eating Loads of Malaysian Food

Day 35: Alice's Malaysian Extravaganza
I’ve been eating heaps of Malaysian food now that I have Patrick in my life, and it isn’t always a bad thing — just when all the food is prepared with seafood. Tonight we went to dinner with his family over to Alice’s, a restaurant way up in the North Shore of Sydney with some… Read more
February 4, 2011 · Continue Reading · 18
Day 34: Chillin' Like a Villain

Day 34: Glued to the TV & Waiting

Day 34: Chillin' Like a Villain
Falling asleep on a bean bag chair is not the most comfortable thing in the world, which is why I woke up at 2:00am and made my way to the bedroom (although it was too hot and sticky to sleep well there either). I think I had nodded off around 1:30am, trying to watch… Read more
February 3, 2011 · Continue Reading · 7
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Day 33: Celebrating Chinese New Year

Day 33: Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year dinner (on the eve of February 3rd) is like the Christmas or Thanksgiving of holidays for Chinese. I celebrated that tonight with my boyfriend’s family because his dad’s half are of Chinese origin (but grew up in Malaysia). If I had to sum up the evening quickly, I’d mention a LOT… Read more
February 3, 2011 · Continue Reading · 8

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