Alaina McMurray

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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About Me


Just moved to Melbs after living in beautiful Saigon for 2 years. Very excited to check out the city and to make it my new home.

I"m a halfie (Viet/Aus) and was grew up just outside Washington D.C. I've lived in the US/Vietnam/ and Australia. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved to travel and experience different cultures and lifestyles. I’m laid back, easy going, love to laugh, and try not to take life too seriously!


Live every week like its shark week


Music. I"m such a music fanatic! Live Music/gigs/festivals. Swimming. Cycling. Mountain Biking. Cooking, especially veggie/vegan treats. Being outside on a sunny day. Reading. Picnics. Music Blogging. Photography. Friends. Herbal Teas. and Wine. lots of wine!

Music, Movies, and Books

Some favourite movies: Lost in Translation, Adventureland, Once, 500 days of Summer

As for Music: Arcade Fire. the XX. Belle and Sebastian. The Shins, Beach House, Camera Obscura, The Beatles, Best Coast. Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, Cut Copy, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, The Thrills, Frank Ocean,The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, New Order, Crystal Castles, Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem,Shout out Louds, Phoenix, Animal Collective, Bon Iver, ....I'll stop myself there. Just head over to my music blog!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A recent mountain biking trip I did in the mountains of Dalat, Vietnam was pretty incredible. Trekking outside of Luang Prabang, Laos and spending time with local villagers was also a beautiful trip. Too many beautiful adventures to list!

Countries I’ve Visited

Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United States, Viet Nam

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