WARNING: This post is highly specific to those moving to Thailand/Bangkok and potentially goes into far more detail about power sockets and power boards than many could understand anyone wanting – until they are faced with the pre-pack-preparation helplessness of the expat-wife before “the locusts” come which can only be assuaged by copious browsing of … Continue reading Expat Tip: Bangkok Electricity Sockets and Plugs
So, we arrived safe and tired in the wee hours of Friday morning and checked into the hotel room which will magically become our leased apartment early next week. On Friday night, our brains were still pretty much fried and we had missed Captain America in cinemas in Sydney, so we decided to take advantage … Continue reading Culture Shock in the Cinema
When we were first in Japan and met other expats I took to asking them what they had brought in their air shipment, at first as a conversation starter but I soon realised that the answers could be quite revealing. Whether an expat was an ICT (Inter-Company Transfer) with an air shipment (which is usually … Continue reading What would your Air Shipment say about you?
When we first moved to Japan, I reunited with a high school flame: photography, albeit digital. I was brought up with a Pentax SLR, and was lucky enough to have both a teacher at Primary School and an Aunt who showed me the magic of images appearing on wet, blank paper, at an early age … Continue reading Moving From Flickr to Smugmug
It’s 5pm on Saturday, in Bangkok and we are in the hotel recovering from our morning at the amazing Chatuchak Talaat (Weekend Market,) before we are picked up to go for dinner on the River tonight. Superman has declared that now that the home-hunt is over, we are tourists and we should act like it, … Continue reading Bet they don’t make your chai like this at Starbucks!
Can’t really think at the moment – too exhausted but I can say that after three days, 16 properties (in which we saw between 2 and 5 suites each,) and revisiting 4 properties, some of them twice and with multiple suites, we have finally decided on one. In the end we were vacillating between two … Continue reading We’ve found a home in Bangkok!
I’m afraid I have to report that I didn’t make it to the summit. Those who know the Kosciusko summit will laugh because it’s really more of a walk than a climb but with winds gusting to 45km at Charlotte’s pass, where we began, and the first snow of the season a few days before … Continue reading No, we didn’t fall off the mountain…
Seriously. As this post goes live to the interwebs, Superman, Caesar, Augusta and I should be leaving whatever accommodations we found on Saturday night and heading off to climb Mt. Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia. As the Wikipedia entry reveals, the previous sentence sounds more impressive that it should be (anyone who knows me … Continue reading Road Trip! Oh yeah, and we’re going to climb a mountain.
Superman and I took Caesar and Augusta up to the Blue Mountains on Sunday. Since we only had the one day, we headed straight for Echo Point to see the Three Sisters, the rock formation pictured left. Like many Australians, and tourists, I have always been under the impression that the formation is named “the … Continue reading Visiting the Three Sisters