It is the year 2012. I have just successfully completed a trip to Beijing, China, with my class, at last crowning the dream which had originally pushed me to decide to study Mandarin Chinese in High School in the first place. Souvenirs tucked into my suitcase and a fun holiday behind me, I realise that … Continue reading STORY TIME: the time I accidentally got a Chinese pen pal.
Throwback to a good ten years ago (God, I feel old). Italy. Rome. The Trevi Fountain. Nice right? Picture me and my parents, happily enjoying the sunny day as we stroll through the Roman alleyways in the direction of the Trevi Fountain. It’s not my first time in Rome - I have been here a … Continue reading STORY TIME: The Fontana di Trevi incident.
This is not going to contain detailed instructions on how to look up, book or find a train in Vietnam, how their railway system works or what kind of trains they utilise in their daily rides. This is going to be a post on how to SURVIVE a 13-hour night train from Hanoi to Hue, … Continue reading STORY TIME: Surviving a 13-hour train ride in Vietnam.
They say a life without risk, is hardly life at all. And isn't this true - from smaller adventures to full scale escapades, our life's most exciting times are hardly ones where we follow rules closely. You see it in history - what would have happened if Columbus had been too scared of the vastness … Continue reading STORY TIME: Getting fined in Portovenere.