Aussie health care

I just had the pleasure [yes, that is pleasure] of experiencing my first foreign health care system. The backstory: Three weeks ago I “fractured” my wrist bombing down a mountain on the first day of snowboarding season [contradicting diagnoses between first and second doctors, a florescent green cast nonetheless]. But with temperatures in Adelaide climbing… Continue reading Aussie health care

Iconic Waterfront

Pike’s Place Market, Seattle, Washington A quick weekend jaunt up the coast to visit friends, my first time really getting a feel for the city; the rain held up but the cold did not. Some highlights to come . . .

The Lion Park

Electric/barbed wire/metal spike fences, sprawling shantytowns, racial divides . . . Lion cub petting, bunny chow chowing, spectacular topography flyby-ing . . . Benoni, South Africa You think Africa would be a cheap place to travel, huh? The thing is, aside from being averagely priced [by San Francisco standards], when you’re a tourist and can’t… Continue reading The Lion Park

Upside Down

Koala-cuddling, wine-tasting, kangaroo-boxing, left-side-of-the-road-don’t-die-driving . . . Hill-valley-meandering, pub-food-craving, empty-street-trodding, wool-coat-huddling . . . Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. It’s a town posing as a city – a square of one-story houses and a cluster of high rises hemmed in on all sides by swaths of dirty grass. There’s the River Torrens to the north, a… Continue reading Upside Down