Category Archives: I Wander

Yak Snippet

from my travel journal: 13 july 09 some himalayan highway one time i looked out the bus window to see silvery, green, slim trees framing silhouettes of yak. the shimmering foliage acted like a theatre curtain that had just begun to … Continue reading

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Quirky

from my travel journal: 10 & 11 july 09 lhasa, tibet I like when people jump out of stereotypes, especially when the leap reveals humour and charm. Then I’m reminded of how much I usually judge, making quick assumptions. I … Continue reading

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Devotion Snippet

from my travel journal: 10 july 09 lhasa, tibet pilgrims flung themselves into plank poses, thlapping onto their wood-shoed hands over jokhang’s sacred stones.

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Contrasts Snippet

from my travel journal: 10 july 09 lhasa, tibet our arrival into lhasa last night was all about contrasts. the squat rectangular buildings against the triangular mountains. the dark toffee face of the guide above mine. the silky white prayer … Continue reading

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Bicycles and Bellies

from my travel journal: 7 july 09 beijing, china My other favourite part of Beijing was the cycle tour I went on. I almost didn’t go because it was close to 40ºC and the sun cut through the smog regularly. … Continue reading

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Art Center 798

from my travel journal: 6 july 09 beijing, china What a fabulous, eclectic space. It is a sprawling industrial area of garages and warehouses converted into studios and cafes and bookstores. Streets and streets of wonderful expression, from pyro-crafted old-school … Continue reading

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Manners

Maybe I’m annoyed too easily. Maybe it’s because I’ve been spending a lot of time travelling, which throws me into airport line-ups and mass exoduses between gates. But I can’t help asking why do people have to be so oblivious? … Continue reading

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