Friday, 29 May 2015

Getting clothes made in Vietnam

ZIta Hooke It's Time Travel Blog

Like most ladies I admit to having a slight obsession with clothes. So whilst holidaying in Vietnam I was just a little (OK a lot) excited about getting some clothes tailor made.

Hoi An was by far my favourite city on my travels in Vietnam and is well-known for having some of the best tailors in the country. Being a bit of an odd shape I find it extremely difficult to find dresses and jackets that fit me well so this was my opportunity to get some made with a perfect fit.

Here's my tips for getting clothes made in Vietnam:

Monday, 25 May 2015

for a juice cleanse

When travelling for some reason all sense when it comes to food go out the window. There's something about being in a foreign country that makes me think I can eat what I want, when I want and it not have any impact.

There's also the added pressure to try new things and indulge on goodness not available back home. Eating out is done more often than not and so it's hard to try and stick to any sort of diet. For some reason I thought it perfectly ok to come home almost every day after volunteering in Cambodia to have an ice cream and a can of soft drink! Something I never do at home. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

for First Coat Toowoomba

Last weekend drab and boring lane ways and buildings began to come to life around my home town of Toowoomba when artists from all over the country descended on the city to bring life and colour to town. 

We headed out on foot Sunday morning to see some of the amazing murals taking shape.


Monday, 18 May 2015

for why riding an elephant shouldn't be on your bucket list.

I've always been a bit of a believer of 'each to their own', believing that people have the right to their own beliefs, thoughts and actions and unless they directly influence me then who am I to judge.

But there are times when lessons learnt change your opinion and make you believe in something very strongly, so much so that you feel compelled to write a blog post about it in the hope that you will convince other people to share your opinion and perhaps, change their beliefs, thoughts and actions.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Street Art in Melbourne

On my recent trip to Melbourne I was keen to check out some of the amazing street art Melbourne is famous for.

I managed to find 3 of the top 8 lane ways before running out of time. All of these lane ways are easy walking distance around the CBD. 

Caledonian Lane
Zita Hooke It's Time Travel Blog

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Monday, 4 May 2015

to confess songs from my iPod

This Monday's I must confess is being hosted by Sanch at Living My Imperfect Life and the chosen topic is "embarrassing songs on your iPod".

Now I am going to start by confessing that I love music and my genre of choice is Country. 

I don't have a problem with that, but it has been the cause of some tense conversations and some teasing to be honest, over the years.