The parents come to town

The parents come to town

Four weeks ago i hopped on my bike, rode fifteen minutes across town and pulled up in front of an apartment lobby to see my mum and dad smiling out at me. After a few months finding my way in a new city, feeling as if i was as far away from home as possible … Continue reading

Big City Life: Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong

Big City Life: Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong

So here I am in New Zealand, at the conclusion of my exchange. But instead of going there with the clichéd and emotional missive of how much I’ve learned – I should touch on my recent wanderings in Beijing, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. As a delegate of the week-long P.A.L. (Promoting Asian Leadership) 2015 Conference, Beijing … Continue reading

Where I’ve been living

Where I’ve been living

During my time here in Chile I’ve called two places home. The first was an 18-person student flat known to young and old as Casa Condell. The Second, where I’m currently living, is a 3rd floor apartment that I share with four Chileans, a Scot and a German. I stayed in Casa Condell for two … Continue reading

Seeing more of Denmark!

Seeing more of Denmark!

This is me taking it to the extreme cruising on the “other” side of the road! So, as i may have mentioned, I am lucky enough to be living with a Danish host family as opposed to flatting with other exchange students or living in a apartment. This has a been a great way to … Continue reading

Good Morning Vietnam

Good Morning Vietnam

Serendipity is, by definition, a fortunate happenstance; a flurry of blind decisions that lead to an ultimately favourable outcome. It is the sheer act of deciding you want to study overseas without knowing a single person who resides in the place of your destination, and finding yourself a makeshift family nonetheless. Serendipity is embarking on … Continue reading

Two weekends in Río de los Cipreses

Two weekends in Río de los Cipreses

The past two weekends I’ve packed my bags, caught a bus out of town and gone camping in La Reserva Nacional Río de los Cipreses. The reserve is set in an impressive valley, three hours south of Santiago near the town of Rancagua, with a canyon snaking through the centre and barren, snow dusted ranges … Continue reading

April Sun in Singapore

April Sun in Singapore

The countdown is on, and the goodbyes have begun. I have precisely one week left in Singapore and each passing day brings another emotional embrace and another promise of “make sure you let me know whenever you’re in my neck of the woods!” But, unfortunately the idea of stumbling across someone’s ‘neck of the woods’ … Continue reading

Kassie’s Komst

Originally posted on Leonie Veraar:
Wie lang in dezelfde stad woont ziet over de jaren steeds meer van hetzelfde. In de buurt zit een supermarkt waarvan je tien jaar geleden gedacht hebt, dat het de beste supermarkt is van de buurt en dus ga je elke dag naar die ene supermarkt. Zo ook, met je…

The Good Life: Lombok Edition

The Good Life: Lombok Edition

(Fear not everyone – my exchange has not been cut short early!) The above photo was taken last weekend in Changi International Airport at an exhibit serving as Singapore’s ode to Aotearoa. Complemented with an imitation Hobbiton, All Blacks memorabilia and a hearty display of Whittakers chocolate, the pop-up feature serves not only as a … Continue reading