Surprise. I mean given my last blog post I guess it’s not really surprising that I’ve returned to England. My job wasn’t working out for me and China was aggressively getting on my tits on a daily basis. Yes, I might have left on a particularly shitty note; storming out of the office whilst demanding […]Read more "China #3: The Land of I don’t care, I want to go home… Huzhou, China to London, England"
I don’t ever remember summer in England being this damn HOT! Of course, it helps that I didn’t experience much of a summer last year, accidentally swapping out my regular mid year sunshine for rainy days in Adelaide. I’d already completed the hard graft of landing my next job before arriving back in the UK, […]Read more "British Summer Time"
On a dark, dark day in a dark, dark city there was a girl, dressed in dark, dark clothes. Like, literally… In all black. It was raining, and raining and just when I thought it couldn’t rain anymore, it did. So instead of shlepping around, lost in said rain, I devised a special tour of […]Read more "The Grim History Tour of Saint Petersburg, Russia"
Hermitage? Nah. Peterhof? Too lazy. Canal tour? Nope. What exactly did I do with my three days in Saint Petersburg? Okay, so I ate a lot. And I walked a lot… but not in parks; Mostly just around run down industrial areas in the rain. And I saw some raccoons and owls and dire wolves… […]Read more "The Anti-Sightseeing Travel Blogger… Saint Petersburg, Russia"
I’ve not seen the full spectrum of public holidays in my time here, but it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and that’s all that matters. /blank stare Catholic Christmas: 25th Dec’ Catholic Christmas (or UK Christmas or US Christmas, or whatever you want to call it) is celebrated in a small way […]Read more "A Mini Breakdown of Russian Holibobs… Somewhere in Russia"
Yekaterinburg – where civilians drive Volgas with bears as passengers and where the last Tsar of Russia was brought to be murdered. Sounds great, huh? Surprisingly (or not, maybe) Yekaterinburg just wasn’t on my list of things to see and do. Not like Tobolsk, which I had a yearning to visit from before I even […]Read more "Where the Wild Things Are… Yekaterinburg, Russia"
I don’t need to tell you guys that I’ve been too depressed/ unmotivated/ busy (being mopey) to write anything about what’s happened since I left Australia. Fortunately for you, I’ve just run myself a bath with only the hot tap and my cold water has been temporarily switched off, so I now have approximately an […]Read more "Regrouping… England & Spain"