In my humble opinion, London is a pretty good spot for an Aussie to relocate (for the first time anyway), since there’s no major culture shock. I mean most things are the same, apart from of course the accent and a few other minor things.
However, that doesn’t mean that everything makes total sense to me over here. Like for example, the way Londoners greet people (this by the way, might not be unique to Londoners, but I am yet to venture outside of London).
In both Koh Samui and Singapore, we went on a city tour within the first few days, and it’s safe to say that I loved both of them. In Singapore we were able to get off the bus at any stop to look around and there were hourly buses that we could get back on once we were ready. As well as stopping to look at landmarks, we saw lots of the city (which was beautiful). We got off the bus twice to look at the Gardens by the Bay and Chinatown, both of which I was pleasantly surprised by. Continue reading →
When first arriving in Koh Samui, Thailand I was amazed by the resort that we were staying at, it had beautiful frangipani trees everywhere, a pool with a swim up bar and the beach right on our doorstep. But I was most excited to get out into the streets to see the real culture. I thought that would be what I most enjoyed because that was REALLY experiencing Thailand, right? And while I did like talking to the locals and bartering with them, I actually preferred the activities in the resort and on the beach to the stalls on the street outside our resort. Continue reading →
When my sisters put the idea out there for the family to go to Universal Studios I wasn’t all that excited. I thought it would be cool, but lets say I wasn’t so excited that I couldn’t sleep the night before. But when I got there things changed, I saw the amazing Far Far Away castle and all the colour and couldn’t wait to go inside (we got there early and had to wait). Continue reading →