I’ve Moved!

Sorry but If you’re receiving notification of this post but didn’t get notification from my new domain (travellingbag.com.au) I’m going to need you to pop over there and enter your email address for me to ensure that you get the notifications. I’m not sure how this works but I think those that only follow through WordPress Reader may not get my new domain posts.


Yes, you’ve been moved, and you didn’t feel a thing did you?

While you were sleeping the Happiness Engineers at WordPress kindly picked you all up, bundled you into a container and moved you all over here.

I’ve just moved from wordpress.com to a self hosted site (travellingbag.com.au) and I thought it only fair that you all come along with me. You’ve all been such good friends and I didn’t want to leave you all wandering around without a home, knocking on strange blog doors to find a new travel site.

The technology required to make this move has caused a good degree of drama on my part and a few sleepless nights as I grappled with domain names, exporting, importing, Jetpacks and widgets but I think we’re about ready to open the doors.

There are still a few things to be done as I add and alter a few pages etc. and although the focus will still be predominantly travel I’m going to be adding a few new areas of discussion. Please stay with me as I continue to play around with the layout/format etc and any suggestions will always be greatly appreciated.

I hope you like your new address and please get some friends to pop along as well – the place is big enough for all of you.




Photo of the Week: When In Doubt? Travel To Paris…

It’s not often that I reblog but Tahira’s post today spoke to me, it seemed so relevant for me right now. Paris …. hmmm….

tahira's shenanigans

From now on, each Friday (or there about), I will share a photo with you from my little adventures.


You know the famous saying “When in doubt? Travel to Paris.” ?


Me either. I just made it up. But it’s an awesome saying, isn’t it?


Eiffel Tower in the morning

I feel a major recalibration coming on.  And where better to recalibrate than in Paris or better yet The South of France?

I don’t know what is coming, but what I do know is….

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s wings. Always believe in yourself.”  ~Anonymous

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Help to save Langtang’s cultural heritage – we need your help!

Saving the history of a place is crucial in maintaining the culture of the people, help Suzi out here in her efforts to help the people of Langtang in Nepal save their cultural heritage.

Suzi Richer

Can you spare £6? The price of a bottle of wine?

We’re asking 2666 people to give just £6 to help repair this 600 year-old monastery in Nepal. Please help us if you are able to.

We need your help to raise £16,000 in 60 days to save the Langtang monastery in this remote Himalayan village in Nepal, near the Tibetan border.

This historic monastery is the heart of the whole community. It is now in need of emergency repair and restoration. The Langtang community have raised a staggering £20,000 so far (the average annual income in the village is only £825) – they need our help to raise the final £16,000.

Please share this poster/link/blog post – the more people we can reach, the better our chances of reaching our goal.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting more information about the work needed and the Tamang…

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This post, over on a lifetime of lessons, just spoke to me and I wanted to share it with you all.

a lifetime of lessons

Do you ever get the feeling you are exactly where you are meant to be? That feeling filled me up the minute I fell into the chaos of Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu. Sweet, disorganised chaos.

I smiled my way through. It’s my way. And when I really like a place, it seems to be the kind of place where smiles work. They work almost like an unspoken currency – the people love it, I love them and suddenly they are happy, and I am happy. I haven’t wiped the smile off my face since I arrived.

But I know this place is going to tear me down. I know it’s going to break me, before it makes me. This place holds a challenge I have set that is unprecedented for me. A challenge that reflects new beginnings, a way forward and the notion that the hard work, will be worth…

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