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I'm Amanda Kendle. I'm "Not A Ballerina", but a traveller and a thinker, and I love to write about my travel experiences in a way that is both fun and meaningful. Not A Ballerina: A Traveller and a Thinker is a travel blog which nudges those who think they might like to travel somewhere to get up … [Read more...]

The shock of no culture shock on arriving in Germany

When I first moved overseas to Japan, I definitely experienced a degree of culture shock, as anyone who's been to Japan can understand - they do lots of things differently there. I soon adjusted and loved living this different life, and when I moved on to Slovakia I found another complete set of … [Read more...]

That’s my (travelling) cup of tea

Call me strange (plenty have in the past), but until the age of twenty-five, I never drank tea or coffee. And I still don't drink coffee to this day. But the tea - well, the tea is all about travelling.I lived in Japan for two years. Sure, you can live in Japan and ignore some of the traditions, but … [Read more...]

Ten years too late to be location independent

When I left Perth to live abroad and travel in 2001, the internet was definitely around, but not always easily accessible. I couldn't afford to have home internet access in Japan (I did manage in Slovakia and Germany though) and mobile devices like the iPhone just weren't there. I'm guessing that's … [Read more...]

Reader questions: Seeing practically all of Europe!

I love reader questions and when they're from people I know like up-and-coming graphic designer Amanda then it's even more exciting to help them out with their travel plans. Amanda and her boyfriend Trent are planning a big trip to Europe next year and of course I wanted to know more (helpful AND … [Read more...]

My reverse bucket list

I'm not really a fan of the bucket list craze that seems to be sweeping the world (and travellers in particular!). I don't mind a spot of travel daydreaming, but the idea of making a really long list of things I must do before I die is a bit overwhelming (especially since I have no idea how long I … [Read more...]

Getting to Eastern Europe before it’s too late

I recently read an article at Boots'n'All about why it's important to visit post-communist eastern Europe now, or at least as soon as you can! It reminded me of my passion for eastern Europe and some of the unique things about it - including obscure communist architecture like this upside-down … [Read more...]