Friday, September 12

she wears this purple woolen jumper for an entire month, tranferring her smell to it, filling it with memories. then, starting with a sleave, she snips a strand and unravels it, balling it up as she goes. resulting in a neat ball of purple wool, the jumper is placed next to similar balls of wool of varying colour in a draw that is rarely opened. under lock and key it'll rest there, symbolising something she can never satisfyingly express. you'll see her in green by the weeks end.


my flights to Cambodia and Laos are booked, horray! my bank account was looking worse for wear afterward, but we don't leave 'til the end of november so hopefully it'll gain a little weight buy then for food and stuffs. twenty days! first time out of australia, all funded by myself, absolutely stoaked. any travelling tips?

a holiday in Cambodia, where the slums got so much soul... (dead kennedys) (can't get it out of my head, and it's definately not that type of holiday)

6 Comments:

Blogger observer said...

How exciting! You'll be surprised how little money you need, everything is so cheap in Cambodia, not sure about Laos though.

Travel tips: talk to locals, don't be afraid to steer away from the tourist track, stay safe :)

5:49 pm, September 12, 2008  
Blogger Indeterminacy said...

My travel tip is to visit Hamburg.

It's only a coincidence that I live there too.

I really envy you - you are visiting such fascinating countries.

9:07 pm, September 12, 2008  
Blogger Frances bo bancess said...

i'm depending on the cheap meals, really. the people i'm going with keep finding other events to fit in, like sunway lagoon in Kuala Lumpur on the way home, which is absolutely great (and totally different to the other things we're doing), but once again, money.
lonely planet told me there may be mines of the track, should i believe them? or was that just reference to the usual tourist ones?


I would love to go to Germany Indie, maybe some other time. I do feel very lucky.

10:40 am, September 13, 2008  
Blogger observer said...

Landmines? They do warn you there are still mines around, even at Angkor which is one of the most heavily touristed places I've ever been to. I still have all my limbs though. Just don't wander off into the bush and you should be fine.

Meals = cheap. Beer = cheap. Accomodation = cheap. The most we spent on hotels when we were travelling Cambodia & Vietnam was $35 a night. In Vietnam domestic flights are below $80 each, but in Cambodia there's not as many airports so you'll probably have to bus it. Haven't been to Laos but my sister says its her favourite country in SE Asia.

Go to travelfish.com - brilliant south east asia backpacking website. Great advice for independent travel from people who've been there (because sometimes Lonely Planet leads you astray :p).

You'll have a ball, I'm so jealous. Post some pics when you get back :)

4:44 pm, September 22, 2008  
Blogger observer said...

Sorry, just checked that website address and its travelfish.com.au

The other one is just an advertising site.

4:48 pm, September 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

travelfish.com.au is fantastic! i've just spent two hours on it, me goodness. thanks =]

-bo bancess

1:04 pm, September 24, 2008  

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