Quechua girl and her huarizo

Quechua girl and her huarizo

Christmas Day 2011 saw me deep within Peru’s Colca Canyon. Along the way from the town of Chivay (where we had spent Christmas Eve) to the Mirador Cruz del Condor (where we would later see the wild birds in flight!) were a number of small markets on the side of... read more
The perils of moths

The perils of moths

I’m a knitter, and even though it’s been years since I’ve actively made anything, I still have heaps of precious yarn carefully put aside for when the urge to create something comes around. Or so I thought. See, the way I usually go about storing... read more
Anapji, South Korea

Anapji, South Korea

An easy day trip from Busan (I took the local bus service, cheap and easy!), Gyeonju is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered to be a living city complete with a burial mound complex, museum, and the world’s oldest surviving observatory. I came across... read more
Grand Palace, Bangkok

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Taken on my 37th birthday, I remember feeling so proud of myself for having navigated my way from my guesthouse to the Grand Palace all by my lonesome. Instead of caving in and buying a needlessly expensive river tour, I waited for the water taxi and enjoyed... read more