Guess who’s headed to Sydney and Adelaide, Australia in July??!
Cat’s out of the bag, trip is happening and I’ve 90% of the logistics done. I’m still working out (public) transportation means and go-to locales to check out – I have 4 full days from my original 6, because the other 2 days I’m off to Canberra to visit and hang out with an old buddy – so I’m just throwing this out there… if you’re familiar with the visitor pass i.e. those MyMulti zones passes … help! If you’re particularly familiar with Sydney and places I should check out – ahem, if you’d like to build my itinerary for me… – please feel free to suggest in the comments! I’m all ears.
I’m also heading back to the east coast next week (YES!) for a short trip with Mum. I’m flying out to Philly for a couple of days to visit old friends and professors (left my heart there so I need to return and pick it up, y’know), then I’m off to New York City (love) where Mum will join me and we have tickets to watch Mamma Mia. Next, we’ll stay overnight in New Haven to check out Yale – just because, ha – followed by 4 nights in Providence, RI. I’m hoping to visit Newport and another seaside town while we’re there plus the usual suspects, Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design – Third Sis’ dream school – and last but not least I’m saving the best for last i.e. none other than Boston. I’ve been to Boston before and loved it, so I’m really happy to visit again.
The month of August will be filled with travels across Malaysia and a weekend in Singapore. That’s the plan, at least. I’m still trying to work out the details for these trips, but I’m not too worried since I have friends and family in Singapore and parts of Malaysia (duh), plus it’s not the first time I am visiting these places that I’ve in mind. It’s more like daily and weekend excursions with family and friends as we catch up.
In September, if all is well – I’ll get to spend a few days in Beijing, China before flying back here! I’m tagging along with Mum since it’s her conference trip, which also means that the details are still fuzzy and I’ve no control over them but the last time we spoke about this, it sounds like it is happening. I’ve never been to China, so I’m super excited especially since my American peers here in the US are constantly stoked, fascinated, annoyed or what-have-yous about this next big global thing, which makes it all the more necessary that I check it out aha.
I’m so close to the end of the term – there’s just one final exam left! Grrr. Gotta get back to the books but I just wanted to share my travel log for the summer because I hope and plan to share photos from time to time! Since I am now an owner of a swanky camera which takes gorgeous shots; makes me rather proud and happy to share any good shots I manage to capture. I hope you don’t mind! I think it’ll be a nice diversion from my thoughts-heavy personal posts, and off-the-fly drama-related write-ups. I’ll tag them appropriately with a Travel tag when I’ve the chance to clean up and update blogphilic. Regular blogging should restart in July because yo, it’s summer break.
Until then, if you’re familiar with the places I’ve mentioned and would like to recommend places and eateries etc to visit, or other helpful information, I’m all ears! Have a great summer, everyone! Feed the wanderlust in you!
I want to believe that even though the world’s edges have become harder,I maybe be able to find a warm, soft place in it.– Stewart Lewis, You Have Seven Messages