Shanghai: Tips

Water Carry water everywhere. Its blooming hot. And don’t drink the tap water – it contains lot of heavy metals. Again, I have it on good authority that 2 bottles in the first day for the uninitiated won’t harm you. Subway Shanghai has a brilliant Metro subway app which lets you plan your trip from … Continue reading Shanghai: Tips

Observations from Shanghai

Here are some of my observations from Shanghai. You can purchase numerous foods on sticks; sausages, a triad of mushrooms, deep fried potato spirals, broccoli branches, fish balls, fried tofu squares and whole small fish among others. Mini marts sell some of these skewer offerings which sit in a soup in a hot deep container. … Continue reading Observations from Shanghai

Pit Stop in Melbourne

Melbourne is pretty much the same as I left it – with the exception of a 3 new Prime Minister’s in the last 6 months, a couple of new inner city alleyways have been created, Vietnamese springroll lunch bars have sprung up in the city (see what I did there) and petrol has gone up … Continue reading Pit Stop in Melbourne

The Beginning

My journey to Melbourne actually started last Friday. After days of sorting all the stuff in my flat into piles and boxes, I squashed it all into my rental car on Friday morning, and set off on the only fine day of the week to drive up from Wellington to Hamilton for my final weekend … Continue reading The Beginning

Logistics of Leaving

The past fortnight I haven’t managed to sleep through the night; waking up to start my day at 3.14am, 4.46am, 5.02am; it has got a little better now in my final couple of days before I leave, or maybe I have just got better at the early starts. I am so calm during the day. … Continue reading Logistics of Leaving