I have finally got a battery for my laptop and am up and running, I am at the local library writing this . It is a short tram ride away from my place. I decided to just get phone data and not extra as I am budgeting so hence the library will be my office. I have been getting out and about,I love Melbourne for … Continue reading MELBOURNE SETTLING IN
Finding Freedom Quarantine ended for me on 22nd, after 2 negative Covid tests, I was allowed out into the community to a different Melbourne than when I left. Discovering my new home was exciting, exactly how I imagined, bright & sunny, white and full of light, tiny but cute. It’s in a tree lined street full of beautiful old houses & a few drab brown … Continue reading Freedom, Friends & Festivities
Waking up in a luxurious bed with luxe bedding and a fabulous view one wonders where the hell am I . Certainly not in my little concrete shack with its foam rubber mattress and cheap bedding or in some random guesthouse in South East Asia, on waking you realize this is it, this is your hood your home for 14 days you cannot walk out … Continue reading QUARANTINE DAY 9 AM I FINE?
I had a good flights. On the Phnom Penh to Singapore flight there were a few passengers, everyone had a row to themselves. While I was waiting for my flight a guy sat social distanced apart he had so much luggage I thought he was leaving after years living somewhere but no he turned out to be the director of a production company that was … Continue reading QUARANTINE LIKE A QUEEN
Well I sit here my last morning in Cambodia after 15 months. I travelled to Phnom Penh yesterday and stayed the night at The Pavillon a fabulous hotel that was once the residence of the Queen Consort in the 1920′ classic French /Khmer architecture , the gardens are lush, a wonderful finish to my time here. All protocols are in place, I am wearing my … Continue reading Last days in Kampot
Last week the premier of Victoria announced that Melbourne will open to international travellers on the 7th Dec. My flight was changed and now all going well I arrive on the 8th. I am still unsure if I will be in hotel quarantine or at home , either way I am prepared. So happy I took the plunge and leased my little apartment, I can’t … Continue reading ON THE MOVE IN KAMPOT
Finally I am confident I will get home in December. Covid numbers in Victoria have dropped to zero and very small in the rest of the country so I am hoping on the 22nd of November they will announce the opening of Melbourne to international flights. A week ago I was perusing the real estate site in Melbourne as I have been doing for weeks … Continue reading KAMPOT COUNTDOWN
One thing to be positive and happy about my beloved Melbourne town has opened up after 119 days of severe lockdown. The relief and happiness I felt when the Premier announced freedom . As for my plans, of leaving next week have been thwarted as my flight was cancelled. There are no flights available until the end of December to fly to other cities as … Continue reading KAMPOT STILL HERE,loving it .
My WiFi has been playing up on my laptop so today I write a very short piece on my phone. Its been great getting a lot of rain, especially the rice farmers although Northern Cambodia has been hit hard with floods wiping out 1,000’s of acres of just planted rice. They expect it to rain constantly for a week or more. I am waiting with … Continue reading Rainy days Kampot
If all goes to plan I have just under 5 weeks until my departure from the Kingdom of Wonder. In my idle hours of which there are many now the rains have come I have been researching apartments, food prices. Here I pay 150 US a month , around 220 Aust, I will be paying more than that weekly when I return plus more on … Continue reading Kampot Countdown