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.
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 raining […]
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!
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 least […]
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 in […]
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 me […]