I am writing this on yet another over-night train journey and the fact that there is a Brazilian couple on the top bunks above me whispering playful whatevers to each doesn’t actually help writing this post! When you’ve been on the road for the past 4 months and in a steady relationship with your work prior to leaving for the trip, its no smart science … Continue reading The One-Night Option
In my run around for the Schengen, I feel Turkey got cheated out of a proper goodbye and a grateful one at that. Living and working in Istanbul was everything and more than I had expected. It’s one of those experiences that you keep slightly hidden at the back of your cupboard with your best bottle of scotch and bring it out only on rare … Continue reading Teşekkürler, Turkey
When I woke up this morning, I didn’t know where I was going to be sleeping tonight but definitely knew not anywhere in Turkey. My 4-month stint had ended on Sunday, my last day of teaching in Istanbul. As per the grand travel programme, I am now 1 month behind schedule and as I write this post I’m highly strung out from the events of the … Continue reading When Your Passport is Not The Right Color
Beginning of last year when I knew that I was ready for a change, I didn’t really know what it was that I wanted to do. I was pretty well traveled at that time so traveling itself wasn’t like an option that popped out immediately. It took me a good 6 months to think, analyze and evaluate what it was exactly that I wanted to … Continue reading That M Issue of a Traveller
While growing up, regular visitors from Australia ensured that at least one item in the touristy souvenirs brought over as presents to our house had a graphic of Uluru in the background (think – 80’s style table clothes, wall hangers, pens and those snow-flakes in water thingys!). It’s of course, also known as Ayers Rock but I’m a firm supporter of calling a place by … Continue reading A place called Uluru
Merhaba from Istanbul! Because the last 4 days (only 4!) has been a whirlwind, it is impossible to write about the range of feelings and things that have happened. I believe once I have settled in – I will be able to deconstruct it all piece by piece. In tiny snippets, Istanbul so far – My apartment is not ready. Move aside fellow Fijians, the … Continue reading Merhaba Istanbul!
10 minutes after disembarking from my supposedly 8 and 1/2 hour flight (which the wonderful Emirates aircraft made in 7.05 hours), question that pops into my brain is “Dudeee..where are the Malaysians??” I kid you not but every second face I saw was someone from the Indian subcontinent. It wasn’t till the evening on my way back to the airport when I was given a … Continue reading Lessons in Kuala Lumpur