I like to think that this travel blog is a reflection of who I am as a real life person. Besides the fact I may sometimes hold back on things I want to say, I do think this site as a whole provides a rather intricate picture of your narrator — straightforward, a little… Read more
Just like everyone in Seinfeld congregated at the diner, and everyone from How I Met Your Mother met up at the pub, I, too, seem to seek out a common hangout that I can use to meet up with friends. It turns out that I’ve had several favorite hangouts now all over … Read more
With last night’s festivities, and my old age, my Saturday has been pretty low-key. Besides going out for coffee and watching countless episodes of Mad Men, there has only been a bit of playing around with my new WordPress theme and taking my daily shot with the webcam… hence today’s topic!
I can’t even… Read more
I wouldn’t say there is a huge number of Americans in Sydney at any given time, at least not in comparison to the other nationalities that populate this part of the world. For some reason, though, I do seem to find and hang out with more than a few.
I’m not one to… Read more
The inspiration for today’s post is a bit of a stretch perhaps. I was preparing a nice faux meat roast for dinner tonight (Pat and I eat a veggie meat dinner at least once a week), and I got to thinking about my recent gastro incident involving a half-chicken, half bolognese pizza. Since then,… Read more
Today I did something I’ve always wanted to do. It wasn’t big or life-changing, but it was an experience that I had wondered about for a while.
My hair has been short before, so that wasn’t really the issue. The issue was doing the act myself — scissors in hand, giant chopped-off locks… Read more
Building a location independent lifestyle has been a dream of mine for quite some time. There’s something to be said for working on your own terms, being your own boss and having control over (to an extent) your income. I’ve dabbled in the past here and there, but I think now I really have… Read more
I tend to go a long time in between haircuts, especially when I travel. The idea of having to deal with a new place and a new language on top of it can be distressing. Do I tip… do I not? How do I ask for what I want?
Part of the fun of learning … Read more
When the weather’s bad, when local food is sketchy or when I’m missing home, a beacon of hope and comfort can be found glowing in the distance. The yellow arches, they tell me everything is going to be okay because McDonald’s is there to rescue me.
I love McDonald’s, and I love eating … Read more
Saturday night has arrived in Australia, and as one could guess, I’ve had a couple of beers on my dinner date with Mr. Patrick. Oh, was it a good one; it was the kind of dinner where you almost feel in pain at every step back to the train station because… Read more
While my scorn for the setup down under may impact my feelings a bit, the real reason is because I feel it takes away a bit of the wonder and mystery that goes with traveling to far-flung places. Not only that, but what about the idea of living in the moment and being in touch with yourself while on the road?