We’ve had our latest SE Asia trip booked for a little over 8 weeks. We’ve ummed and ahhed over what to do about our luggage situation. We’ve argued and debated. We’ve researched and we’ve changed our minds 100 times. You see, we’re past the 20-something gap-year age group. We over the pre-marriage ‘can we survive [...]
Author Archive: Safiya's 2 Feet
Gin-soaked good time gal always on the lookout for new adventures in foreign lands, sketch pad and note book with her.
Her aim is to impart a sense of what it really feels like to be in exotic locations, wide-eyed & jaw-dropped... but always with a cocktail in hand.
For any artist who has had to move or archive their work, it can be a time-consuming and tedious task. It can also make you an anxiety-ridden, grumpy cow… ok, just me then. But in the latter part of 2012 I had to pack all of my art works in preparation for permanent travel. [...]
A few days ago I found myself comforting Craig, lost for words while my own eyes were welling up with tears, my lip quivering uncontrollably. Our friends were departing Heron Island, heading off on new adventures. So why were we so sad?? Given the severity of our reaction at this couple’s departure, you would be [...]
Holy sh1t it’s 2013. Where did that come from? 2012 flew by in such a tizzy of drama, excitement & exhaustion that I barely remember what I did before December 31st. On the upside, 2013 is already shaping up to be an awesome year for The Craig & I (yes, perhaps I’m counting chickens [...]
Long journeys, late nights, extreme temperatures, chlorinated pools, air conditioning, sun exposure, pollution; these are just a few of the damaging elements your skin is exposed to when you go travelling. Why should you care? Because your skin is the largest organ in your body. It continually works as an effective barrier, protecting your [...]
Your part-way into a 14 hour flight and already the cow in front of you has her seat fully reclined. Your bottle of water was confiscated at security and the bloke behind you sounds like he has whooping cough. You’re dehydrated, uncomfortable and feeling slightly nauseous. Any of that sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone. [...]
This Is Not a Hostel Some time ago we played host to an old school mate from the USA. This particular traveller was passing through, en-route to New Zealand after an extended jaunt in the Philippines. Staying at a less-than-desirable backpacker hostel, we asked our travelling buddy to pop by for dinner. As the night [...]
We are in the downhill run towards the Christmas season and a shiny, promising 2013. Some travellers will be making plans to head home soon, keen to link up with their families and reconnect with close friends; putting down their backpacks for a little while. Other travellers will choose to stay where they are, [...]
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I am a big Instagram fan but find the selection of photographic effects limited. So I downloaded and tested 25 art/photo/collage apps to see if any of the free ones provide a decent range of manipulation tools… without handing over any money. For those of you that aren’t in the i-crowd, here are my [...]