New Year’s resolutions


It’s about this time of year that I start to think about my New Year’s resolutions. Motivational types always says that if you want to succeed in achieving goals, you should tell people about them so, without any further ado, here are my resolutions for 2010: Learn Spanish Mr and Mrs Deans (note: that’s me […]

Jaipur Sweets, Elizabeth St, Sydney


The next best thing to being in a country is finding a restaurant that excels at its cuisine. On my bus ride to work in the morning, I pass African, Turkish, Italian, Peruvian and even Scandanavian restaurants (try the Viking Glogg – it’s just like mulled wine but with sultanas in it – yum!). Now, […]

World’s worst travel photos


There was a funny story that ran on yesterday about an Indian man named Kashi Sammadar who has allegedly taken the worst travel photos ever. To see the full story, please visit What struck me about this story was not that Mr Sammadar’s photos were crap (and believe me, they were). What deeply appealed […]

I am so excited …


It’s only ten days until I go to Africa for the first time. I just finished reading Swahili for the Broken-Hearted by Peter Moore (thanks Mici) and it has given me a bit more perspective about what I am in for. Peter travelled from Cape Town to Cairo so I will only be experiencing a […]

Going swimmingly


One thing that I always associate with travel – or more accurately, holidays – is swimming. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with it. There is a photo of me, taken when I was about four years old, that is incontrovertible proof of this fact. I am wearing swimmers and a snorkel […]

Foreign Correspondent: Tennille Duffy


Name: Tennille Duffy     Age: 27 Occupation: Lawyer/Consultant for Human Rights NGO (non-government organisation) Where do you live?: New Delhi, India. Why did you move there?: For this job.  I applied for the experience and the adventure of living overseas. What do you love about your town/city?: The energy of the place is manic – you […]

Books: a traveller’s best friend


A few weeks ago a friend of mine interviewed me about what books I take with me when I travel. I have been thinking about this ever since and, upon further consideration, it turns out that I really do have a system. At the moment, I am reading the Ladies’ No 1 Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall-Smith because […]

Shopping in the big apple


Shopping in The Big Apple By Thea Easterby Shopping for clothes in New York City is fantastic!  Quite a statement considering ordinarily, I’m not much of a shopper. After two shopping sprees in New York, I have picked up a few tips.  Bear in mind, I’m not talking designer labels. Unfortunately my salary doesn’t stretch […]

I have a dream

I dream of a community that shares information, resources and inspiration. Because of this dream, I am calling out to you to get in touch if you need help or, alternatively, whenever you have something you want to share or give. Do you need information on a specific destination? Ask away! I will send your questions […]

Local colour

One of the things that I get most excited about when I travel is seeing native animals. I am seriously like a five year old girl in a shop full of pink tutus. The sheer joy of seeing a ghostly caiman slip into the Amazon river or spotting a capybara grazing peacefully on the river bank sets off […]