Photos of #Chile : La Serena, El Norte Chico

I’m way behind in posting regarding my trip in October, and I return to Canada in 3 days. I lost over half my photos of La Serena, and all my photos of the Elqui Valley, and it took me ages to recover these. With a few exceptions, I’m just posting photos without captions.

The rain kills my “honeymoon” in #Satiago #Chile

7:51 pm, 17 June 2017, Santiago It’s said that when you move to a new country, there’s a honeymoon phase. Everything in the new place is, to you, exciting, different, and often magical. This will, however, at some point, be followed by phase 2: Reality. My honeymoon phase in Santiago is over. It began rainingContinue reading “The rain kills my “honeymoon” in #Satiago #Chile”

Chinese New Year, IN China! Part 4: Macau

Or Macao. For various reasons, I was only able to stay one night. NOT ENOUGH. Will be going back. I spent most of my time there giggling because my Spanish allowed me to understand just about ALL the Portuguese I saw!

Photos from China: I finally did a touristy-sort of thing.

The wet season has begun in southern China:  I’ll try to get a video of the next downpour, but it’ll be difficult without getting my phone soaked. Last night, my flatmate Joe took me and our fellow foreigner Scott, from Australia, to Woking Street. Anything and everything you could ever want — or at leastContinue reading “Photos from China: I finally did a touristy-sort of thing.”

Photos from China, part 3: Moon Cakes and other food

These are moon cakes.  They are eaten for the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is always on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the year, meaning it fell this past Sunday.  These were given to me by one of my Chinese co-teachers, Nikki.               Mooncakes are sold inContinue reading “Photos from China, part 3: Moon Cakes and other food”

Why I hate being single #4: Food

I will say first: I love to cook. I make killer chocolate trifle. The Ukrainian lady who gave me her recipe for borscht said I was a very good cook – high praise. I make cookies every year for Christmas presents, and people anticipate them. But here’s the problem: When I cook for just meContinue reading “Why I hate being single #4: Food”