New Mexico & Colorado – December 2019

New Mexico

Let’s start here. New Mexico was never on my list of places to visit if I’m honest. The reason I came here was because Rhea, a girl a met in India 4 years ago, saw that I was in the states and invited me to come stay with her. I looked at a map (as my geography of the United States is pretty average) and saw that from Arizona to Colorado, New Mexico is kind of on the way.

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Nusa Lembongan – May 2019

Today marks the one week stamp of my arrival to Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia, and to my new life and job.

I have settled into my life here extremely comfortably and happily. A student told me the other day that she thought I’d been here for years. It seems that the grey clouds that were looming over me before a Melbourne winter are only a distant memory now. All the clothes I wore for my last week back home, I left there, knowing that I would not need my big boots and warm long sleeves, but have instead switched for lose shirts, easy dresses and bare feet. I couldn’t be more comfortable if I tried.

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Dilemmas – March 2019

I’ve written on several occasions about things that aren’t so convenient or splendid about travelling; the mosquito bites, dengue fever and more recently, coming home and feeling out of place.

But there’s one that’s reared it’s head a few times that I think needs to be addressed as it’s another one that no one really talks about. And it’s something that has happened to me now a couple of times.

It’s relationships.

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