What i’ve learnt after 18 months of freelancing full time

I looked back at my one year post about being a freelancer and realised that this should definitely be a regular thing. One thing I am always asked when people find out that I am a freelance journalist is ‘how do you manage to find…

Reasons to go to Guilin & Yangshuo

Before I left China I had a list. I know. I became one of those people who has a list of things to do – i’m not really a fan of those but when it came to leaving China I was determined that I was…

Seeing the pandas in Chengdu

If you mention China and pandas it’s most likely that your thought goes straight to Chengdu which is home to the country’s largest panda base. Many people visit Chengdu just to see the pandas and then get to know the cool city that it is…

Hiking up Adelaide’s Mount Lofty

Adelaide is a city that has a bit of everything – city, beaches and of course the mountains. Luckily for Radelaiders the mountains aren’t far away and even boast some waterfalls of their own. During my last trip to Adelaide we finally hiked up the…

Climbing the 02 arena in London

There’s the usual touristy stuff you can do in London and then there’s the peculiar. On top of the list of the peculiar is ‘climbing’ the 02 arena in London. Known to many as the Millenium Dome, the structure was an exhibition centre at the…

I really want to go to……Almeria

It’s the end of March. I know, I know. And you know what? We’re at that point in which it’s time to seriously plan the summer holidays. Ah yes, the summer holidays usually filled with beaches, good food and good wine. But I have no…

Things you’re usually asked in a Chinese taxi

Taking a taxi in China is always a bit of an adventure especially if you’re out in the sticks. If you can speak some mandarin it’s even more awkward and mildly enjoyable as the drivers like to interview you about your lives and of course…

Hong Kong Airlines and being pepper sprayed

I hadn’t been able to sleep the night before. It had been four years since I left Hong Kong, the beautiful city I had studied abroad in for a semester. Quite frankly, it had been four years too long. Sat on the airport express, I…

The best ways to see the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is quite honestly a beast. But it’s the one beast people have at the top of their bucket list when they visit the country. Hell, i’ve even heard of people skipping Beijing, heading straight to the wall and flying back…

Spending Christmas in Paris

I know it’s a little late but i’ve only just got around to sorting through my photos from the family Christmas in Paris. And boy was it an awesome Christmas. It was unusual, Christmas Day on the Eiffel Tower and Boxing Day in Disneyland Paris…

Things that happened in JANUARY

I’m always one for an update post and as we’re nearing the end of January (please make the cold stop) it seems like it’s about time! January for everyone is about making goals, resolutions and thinking about the rest of the year and i’ve certainly…