Travelblips

Travel blog by a global nomad

08 Dec

Express post in Canada – is it worth it?

Earlier this year I became very frustrated with Canada Post as deliveries of items in the post seemed to take up to 2 months. Since writing that article, it has become one of the most-read items on this blog. However, I felt compelled to add more when someone left a jovial comment about the Express […]

15 Apr

What on earth has got into the Chinese government?

A few weeks ago when unrest surged in Tibet, I wrote a piece about China and Tibet from an insider’s perspective. At the time, I mentioned that when I was there, the Chinese seemed to be aware of international pressure and an uneasy truce sort of existed between China and Tibet. Since I wrote my […]

14 Mar

Vindicated! We smell like meat!

When roaming in the Australian outback, sun blazing endlessly down on you, the only constant friend you have is your own personal cloud of bush flies. They swarm all over you, walking over your skin, crawling up your nose, getting between your eyes and sunglasses (if you wear them), every waking minute that sun blazes […]

19 Feb

Starting the social cycle again

Travelling has the most amazing perks and it has some downfalls as well. The world is made of many many different cultures and all react to people in different ways – indifference, enthusiasm, curiosity, caution… And all will present many different faces to the passing traveller depending on whether the traveller is visiting or staying. […]

23 Jan

So you want to move overseas – Part 6: Car insurance

Women say trying on bathing suits is the most soul destroying thing one can do when buying an item. By the time you find a bathing suit which flatters your figure, the joy of the upcoming trip to the beach or pool has been destroyed by hours of gazing at unwanted bits of flesh poking […]

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