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Lost on the road

Lost on the road

Flower offerings for the full moon in Sri Lanka Midnight in Sri Lanka. A full moon in Virgo is rising, ripe time for getting lives in order. From my hotel balcony I can see into an inner courtyard ringed with banana, coconut and frangipani trees, …read more

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Homeward bound

Homeward bound

Today, for the first time in over four years, I’m flying back to my home country. To be honest, it’s because I was guilt-tripped. ‘My 60th birthday is this year,’ my mother said while visiting me in Luang Prabang, ‘and it’d be really nice if …read more

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Sayonara, Google Reader – hola Bloglovin!

Sayonara, Google Reader – hola Bloglovin!

Just a quick update for those that haven’t heard already, but Google Reader is going out of service on July 1st. If you don’t use Google Reader, you’re good to go, but if you do, make sure you switch over to following Anywhere But Home …read more

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5 things from the West I didn’t know I missed

5 things from the West I didn’t know I missed

Don’t get me wrong, Burma was fun. I’m currently in Laos as well, where, though a friend and I were comically robbed (courtesy of a possibly kleptomaniac mother at our guesthouse, remedied by an embarrassed father and daughter) and the daily rain has made everything …read more

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Reflections during a Thai Thanksgiving

Reflections during a Thai Thanksgiving

This year, Thanksgiving is going to be quite different. Instead of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, I’ll be eating green curry and taro boba. Instead of being with family and friends, I’ll be in the company of other night train travellers speeding towards the north. …read more

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Is that it?!: A RTW ultralight packing list for women

Is that it?!: A RTW ultralight packing list for women

So, one of my posts has caused a bit of confusion. When I first introduced my new Raja bag from Ethnotek (I like to think of it as my batik buddy), I got more than a few replies – online and in person – wondering …read more

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The craziest trip I’ve taken so far

The craziest trip I’ve taken so far

Well, sometimes plans change. Originally, I thought my trip after Korea would a be straight-forward trip on the rails, but it’s become a crazy Round-The-World trip that keeps growing by the day. There’s a hectic few months ahead of me. My friend and I are …read more

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My new favourite travel accessory…introducing Ethnotek!

My new favourite travel accessory…introducing Ethnotek!

Guys, I am so stoked. SO STOKED! First, you all guessed correctly – I’m currently on the first stop of the Trans-Siberian railway! I’ll be sending out e-mails to get your addresses for postcards :) Technically, we’re doing the Trans-Mongolian, as we pass from Beijing …read more

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But Naomi…where’s next?! (and a contest!)

But Naomi…where’s next?! (and a contest!)

There’s something I failed to mention. It’s T minus 1 day until I leave Seoul (and life as I know it evaporates and/or explodes) but I haven’t yet told you where exactly I’m going. Well, here’s the short answer: I’m definitely not going home. In …read more

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Capture the Colour – colour tripping across Asia!

Capture the Colour – colour tripping across Asia!

It’s that time again! Some of you might have already seen one of the latest photography contests going around blogs – TravelSuperMarket’s Capture the Colour contest – in which participants create a post of five images capturing the colours Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and White. …read more

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