to the other side of the world
I arrived here via a Qantas flight,
with my husband Dan, who had flown to the United States to
help me pack up. My belongings, however, arrived via a slow
boat to China (or so it seems.) It took me 27 hours to get
here, but my things took about 7 weeks and cost a whole lot
the thing that surpised me the most was finding out that brothels
were legal here and the sex industry is quite out in the open.
I lived in the Bible belt of the United States, so it was
a bit of a culture shock. Also, seeing all of the poker machines
in bars and clubs here was very different, as well. I lived
in Las Vegas for a while, so it wasn't totally new, but I
hadn't been around that sort of thing in quite some time.
I have travelled
all around the lower 48 states, and Hawaii (which is like
another country in some respects,) three provinces in eastern
Canada (I love Toronto and Montreal,) Germany, England, Ireland,
France, and now, Australia.
countries include Germany and France (I am a huge medieval
history buff and I just love old buildings, castles, and just
about anything historical that my Western mind can relate
to.) Australia is becoming a favourite, too. I love the climate
and the countryside in New South Wales, which is hilly and
Books in my backpack
When I went to Australia, I kept every book I owned and brought
them all with me. I have a thing against throwing books away.