Author: Hillary Perkins

Asia | Korea, Republic of – The Eternal Mountains

I am currently enjoying the child-free bliss that is a five day break from school. Now, given the weather (hot, sunny, sticky, balmy, tropical etc ) I could have used this as an opportunity to spend five days lounging around …

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South America | Peru | Central Peru | Lima – some pictures

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South America | Brazil | Northeast Brazil | Maceio – Slothy Living

Hello all! Lyla and I are sitting side by side in a Brazilian mall next to a escalator doing internet! Well, unfortunately yours truly has succumbs to the inevitableĀ—air conditioning, various fast foods, video games, the cinema with English movies …

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Asia | South East Asia | Indonesia | Nusa Tenggara | Bali – Culture Shock Bali!

Day 1 – Ubud
Where I am now literally defies explanation. This is one of those experiences that will rock in retrospect but right now I’m suffering serious culture shock. I wanted to kick it native style but didn’t realize …

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Asia | China – Day 2 – the Great Wall

April 5, 2003
We set out 8:30 for the Great Wall. This is 2 hours outside Central Beijing. It’s awe-inspiring the way it’s built into the mountains. There’s the vendor gauntlet but I’m in good shape for it. It’s always, …

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Australasia | Australia | Queensland | South East | Brisbane – Back in Brisbane

Have had a very busy couple of weeks – I have been working at the Queensland Royal Show (‘The Ekka’) for 12 hours a day so now I am knackered! The show is an agricultural show, with a fairground and …

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Antarctica – Freezing in a Pillowcase

Skirt party at Scott’s Base tonight. The guys were dressed more flamboyantly and received more attention than the few females that showed up. I didn’t think to bring a skirt when packing to come to Antarctica so I made do. …

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Asia | South East Asia | Indonesia | Nusa Tenggara | Bali – The Mother Temple and Eastern Bali

Day 3

Hired a car with 2 other women from the homestay. Linda and Jennifer, both from Toronto. Our driver was also named Ketut, a gorgeous, 20ish Balinese man with long black hair. His English is so-so but then again, …

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Europe | United Kingdom (UK), Great Britain | England | London | Central London – Page 1

just joined this site, and have decided to take advantage of the free diary facility.
After a year and a half of saving i have now booked the flights for my new adventure ! i depart on november 1st and …

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Asia | China – 3 am, Beijing

I’ve been in Beijing about 12 hours and so far have had an extreme series of panic attacks? Why? No definitive answer to that. There are many reasons.
1. This is a difficult time to travel. Two days before my …

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