Leaving Oaxaca

So, its my last day here in Oaxaca. I love love love travel, but the downside of it is that there are always so many goodbyes. I have had a ball here for almost a year, met some fantastic people, done some amazing stuff, caught unusual transport, eaten some more unusual food and learned Spanish … Continue reading Leaving Oaxaca

Oaxaca: A Love Letter

I have already started to catalogue the things I will miss most about leaving here. Today I paid rent for my apartment here for the last time, and I walked home hyper-aware of the clumble of cars across the cobblestoned streets, the sky, heavy with clouds behind the rounded church domes and the street carts … Continue reading Oaxaca: A Love Letter

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