Hi there! My name is Melanie. I have just returned to Australia after 3.5 years in South East Asia. It feels odd to return ‘home’ after a decade of moving around to pursue my interest in human rights: France, Austria, Italy, Chile, Thailand, Indonesia and now Australia.
While I was overseas, I worked in counter human trafficking, as an Advisor to the Thai government, got hit by a motorbike, travelled with the Princess of Thailand, worked in a Thai prison, fell in love, fell out of love, won silver in a triathlon, lived in a hut on the beach, had a snake shed its skin in my bag, and cycled around Northern Thailand alone.
I guess these ups and downs reflect my blog as a whole, as I muse about the good, the bad and the ugly of expat life… In short, I write about triathlons, scuba diving, travel, human trafficking, and my random ponderings of my wanderings in Asia.
Welcome to my blog!