Next stop was Buenos Aires, Argentina! Meaty Endeavours There was just one thing Simon wanted to do in Buenos Aires – eat meat! And boy did we eat a lot of it. In hungry desperation we went to the closest steak house we could find where the steak was so tender they cut with a spoon. From there it only got better, peaking with dinner and … Continue reading Bueno Buenos Aires
After a trip home to recoup, shop and squeeze in some auntying time while learning Portuguese (thank you Dora the Explorer), Simon and I were off on our gringo tour of South America. First stop was Santiago, Chile. In all honestly I hadn’t thought about it much before we went as there were so many other more well known places I was excited to go, … Continue reading Chilling in chilly Chile
I’ve been so slack with this blog that Google doesn’t even remember the domain! There’s lots of reasons for it. I don’t have quite the same sense of adventure here, a big part of that is probably down to language barriers, another is that I’m going through weird guilt trips about being paid so feel I should work all the time (this is all in … Continue reading Noumea Highlights
Before I arrived in Noumea I met an Australian who used to live here tell me that you didn’t need to speak French…. she lied. I had another tell me that you could get away without it but you would be lost and confused a lot of the time, that was a lot more accurate. Luckily in Noumea people are understanding of English speakers – that’s … Continue reading Parlez-vous français?….non
Arriving in Noumea my body decided to reject this change of scenery with blisters in every possible spot on my feet, a wardrobe that couldn’t hack the 5 degree drop in temperature and completely inadequate language skills where efforts to improve it left me with no better French and even worse English. The first few weeks felt a bit surreal. Work couldn’t have been more … Continue reading Newbie in Noumea
Around a year I go I renamed my bank accounts to “ Going”, “Going….” And “Gone” in a true reflection of their status. With the “Gone” (AKA the credit card) account in full use and my contract coming to an end, I had an extra boost of motivation to enter the job hunt with the news I needed a root canal- meaning at the age … Continue reading From Bula to Bonjour
My last Fiji post is by far the hardest post I’ve had to make. In the words of Dr T “It’s time to sing isa lei, say moce to Fiji then start a new challenge”. It’s difficult to sum up the last few months in Fiji, let alone my whole Fiji adventure. It’s even more difficult to accept that I’ve left! In some ways it … Continue reading Isa Lei!