8 April 2019 – the beginning of the second week of my workaway in Barbosa, Colombia

8 April 2019 – the beginning of the second week of my workaway in Barbosa, Colombia

I've finally finished work today - it was pretty chilled to be honest because Chad (my boss) wasn't here so I got to do things at my own pace (normally we're up by around 6-6.30pm but I was allowed to wake up whenever I wanted). Apart from the lights around the gazebo and moving the stuff [...]

3 April 2019 – Working in an organic farm in Barbosa, Colombia

3 April 2019 – Working in an organic farm in Barbosa, Colombia

If you read my last blog, you'd know that I recently caught a bus from Medellin to Barbosa to start my next Workaway. I was in desperate need to be immersed in nature and to have a routine again. What did I think before? I applied for about 10 Workaways and 3 places responded. There [...]

Learning a new language while you’re abroad

Learning a new language while you’re abroad

Picture: me working with a Brazilian local who couldn't speak any English in Rio Das Ostras. I've always wanted to learn another language. I usually tend to get motivated when I go overseas and then struggle to communicate with the locals...when this happens, I come back home with this burning desire to learn the language of [...]

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

I always knew I wanted to come to Colombia. It was in my plan the whole time...and Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Cali were on my bucket list. Today, I arrived in Medellin (I can finally check off three of the four cities). As a nature lover, I'm surprised I haven't actually explored the beautiful nature [...]

28 October 2018 – The horror bus ride from Northern Laos to Vietnam (Luang Prabang to Hanoi)

28 October 2018 – The horror bus ride from Northern Laos to Vietnam (Luang Prabang to Hanoi)

We all hear of horror transport stories – whether it’s a train, boat, plane or bus ride. I’ve certainly heard a few in my life but I never would have thought I’d live through one of them from catching a bus to Vietnam. Before hopping on this bus, the longest ride I’ve had was a [...]