As I am in locked-down Sydney, I am missing being able to travel freely. I wanted to remind myself of places that I have been and really enjoyed. I was hoping you could all do the same for your favourite places.
Hong Kong: I grew up watching a lot of Hong Kong movies as a kid. The strange thing when I came to Hong Kong for the first time was how much it felt like a homecoming, despite never being there in my life. Such a great source of food as well. I’m not sure if this Hong Kong will ever exist again with all the changes that have come about in the recent times, but I really hope I will see it again.
Heidelberg: I lived in Germany for several years, the longest time I had been outside Australia. It gave me time to absorb all the aspects of a different culture. I really miss the bread, beer, and beauty of Germany.
Ho Chi Minh city: I took a trip back to Vietnam with my parents and learnt more about my roots. Such an incredibly busy place and such a change from Adelaide where I grew up. I mentioned in our August meet up about how you would have to just walk through traffic like this and trust that people swerved around you. It was an interesting way to trust in your fellow humans.
Paris: This was my first international trip. I was so excited to be on my own in a completely different city and culture. I really loved the Musee d’Orsay (a museum that was a converted railway station).
Adelaide: Adelaide is my hometown in South Australia, where my parents still live. I took this photo at the beach near our home there. I personally don’t swim or particularly enjoy the beach, but this reminds me that I have not seen them in so long due to the closure of the interstate borders. I took this photo >10 years ago, so that haunting feeling and desire to return to that past (like we revert to a teenager status when we go back home to see our parents) really comes out with this picture.
Please feel free to share your own photos and travel experiences!