Everyone needs Wollombi weekends!

Who doesn’t love visiting small villages? Wollombi is a small village in the Hunter Region, NSW, Australia. It is one of my favourite places to go to, as it’s about a 45 minute drive away from my home, and I am very fond of quick and easy getaways. Wollombi is the perfect place for relaxing,…

I think I might like my own company too much 

I have come to the realization that I probably need more social connections in my life. It’s going to be quite challenging to break out of my comfort zone to try and be more social. I am not an overly social person, I really enjoy my own time, watching shows/movies, playing the sims, reading books,…

Beijing: Tiananmen Sqaure, The Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven

Tiananmen Square is in the top ten largest city squares in the world.  During the Protests of 1989, hundreds of people were killed in Tiananmen Square. The Imperial Palace during 1420-1912, now known as The Forbidden City!  I took so many photos here, such a gorgeous location to wander through despite the obvious crowds. The…

Beijing: The Sacred Road, The Great Wall and Scorpions

The Sacred Road is lined with statues of mythical beasts, other animals and officials ready to serve the Emperor in afterlife, Unfortunately my camera died so I didn’t take many photos. The Great Wall of China, over 2,000 years old and over 6,700 kilometers in length, it can also be viewed from space! Stay tuned to read about…

Beijing: Hutongs, The Summer Palace and a Dragon Boat Cruise

Exploring the historic Hutongs (small alley ways) on rickshaws was such a relaxing and peaceful thing to do, the Hutongs are dwindling, so do this while you can!  The Summer Palace, a summer retreat for the Imperial family during the late Qing dynasty.  This place was very tranquil, even though it was full of people,…

Holiday scope out

I returned home from China last night, after handing out all the gifts and eating some vegemite on toast, my mind is already in the holiday scope out mode. I know it will be a while, 6+months before I can go overseas again for 2 weeks or more, but my brain can’t help exploring and…

China and the slow wifi

I haven’t been able to log on to share my stories and photos of the places I have been so far over here, which was my original plan and mission to achieve. To my surprise the wifi is shockingly bad over here, maybe because the amount of people who live here, over 1.38 billion, but…

Quote

When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.  Rudyard Kipling, The Cat that Walked by Himself

A natural Traveler

Travel is something a natural traveler wants to do, and loves to do, so travel is natural to us. We want to smile with new people to see if smiles differ from place to place. We want to feel the wind from a different country as it touches our faces.  We want to see the…

Travel story #1 Ghost Rider

My brother and I were standing in line for the Ghost Rider at Knottsberry Farm California, it was the Year 2000. We love roller coasters, I was 16 at the time, my brother, 13.  You could easily imagine the pure adrenaline and excitement that was pumping through us while we waited in line. We noticed…

Minimal Her

via Daily Prompt: Minimal Minimal Her   Dressed in her skin Iridescent, the only colour bared twisted in sheets Minimal wants Wants only what’s missing -S J B