Category Archives: travel & culture experiences

Adventure is out there! —Charles Muntz, ‘Up’, 2009

Tea from strangers on trains

We had Strangers with Razors during my first weeks in Germany and now nearly four years later the nice ‘born in Southern China, lives & works in Taiwan, went to University in Toronta and identifies as Canadian’ business man in the … Continue reading

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the road less travelled

A piece of sage advice from my younger brother: It is true. Despite the way the world has changed ‘travel’ of this sort is, ironically, still the road less traveled  When you get out here there are heaps of people doing … Continue reading

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Things I’ve learnt from random men in buses…

It sounds odd, I know it does. Particularly as older German natives are generally less forthcoming when it comes to conversing with strangers. It seems though that when you do something they consider so completely and utterly stupid (demonstrating, in … Continue reading

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Loose ends…

When you travel things are often very intense and happen very quickly, so here is a brief wrap of how some of the issues of the past few weeks have resolved themselves, (or not): The $1000 I transferred eventually came back … Continue reading

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Strangers with razors

On my first complete day of freedom, with nowhere to be, nothing in particular that had to be done, I went and sat on a log in the park and knit. I sat for hours watching as children raced around on … Continue reading

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Chamomile tea, brownies and food from strangers.

Today was a beautiful day! Today I managed to only spend 1 euro on food! Breakfast is included in the room rate for the youth hostel, so I filled up! I went back for hot chocolate, and realised that the … Continue reading

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A Job!

I just finished my trial shift at the cookie cafe. The girls I worked with were lovely, so helpful and friendly! They are very young (in or just finishing school and living at home). The owner seems nice enough, she’s … Continue reading

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