Guest Post: An alternative description of hotel quarantine in Australia

In this guest post by my husband Jeff, he describes the Real Hotel Quarantine experience in Sydney. TL;DR? We fumbled our way through it, he worked and I talked on the phone and did a course, we ate a lot, got a treadmill, did yoga and drank wine. Chapter 1 The new norm! D minus One. The test,  the passport & the plastic chair So here … Continue reading Guest Post: An alternative description of hotel quarantine in Australia

Home Quarantine is a gazillion times better than Hotel Quarantine

In this brief post, the last of the quarantine series (for a while), and a contrast to the very long guest post by my husband about Mandatory Hotel Quarantine in Sydney, Australia, I share how home quarantine is so much better for mental health than Hotel Quarantine. Last month we arrived back in Seoul after visiting our relatives and friends in Australia. I would like … Continue reading Home Quarantine is a gazillion times better than Hotel Quarantine

It’s travel but not as we knew it

Our preparations for our trip to Sydney last month to see our children, our siblings our parents and friends began months ago. Initially, overseas travel was out of the question. The multiple PCR tests, the heightened risk of catching COVID, the quarantine and the expense seemed insurmountable in 2020. Then the risk of outbreaks which could rapidly lead to lockdowns within Greater Sydney and inevitably … Continue reading It’s travel but not as we knew it