Breaking away from Paris into the French countryside ~ one of the biggest non-regrets of my travels

Breaking away from Paris into the French countryside ~ one of the biggest non-regrets of my travels

21 June 2019 Cities are just not for me anymore. Ok it's a very shallow statement but to me, metropolitan cities are just full of consumerism...I almost see Paris as a city filled with hedonism ~ all the buildings are so beautiful, the food is wonderful, there are bars on every corner, pastries too, beautiful [...]

17 June 2019 – Some of the most testing parts of my travels in Paris (venting out aloud)

17 June 2019 – Some of the most testing parts of my travels in Paris (venting out aloud)

Written when I was on a bus from Paris to Poitiers, towards my next Workaway.  Have you ever been traveling and thought to yourself ~ "I've had enough. I just want to go home now!" To be honest, I've been relatively happy plodding along through my travels and hopping from country to country, bed to [...]

20 December 2018 – Catching a bus from Barcelona to Lisbon on a whim (reflections after the fact)

20 December 2018 – Catching a bus from Barcelona to Lisbon on a whim (reflections after the fact)

Portugal wasn't on my itinerary... At least until summer. It's strange how one decision can change everything in your destiny. If I waited for a little longer for my friend to reply, I wouldn't have booked a hostel in Barcelona. If I didn't stay in Barcelona, I wouldn't have met Mr Zen (see my last [...]

15 April 2019 – Flying from Colombia to Peru on a shit airline

15 April 2019 – Flying from Colombia to Peru on a shit airline

After 5 weeks of exploring Colombia’s major cities, I’ve finally left and am on a plane to Lima where I can finally do the Salkantay trek. I’m on Viva Air – it must be a Peruvian airline because they won’t accept anything but US Dollars or peruvian Solas on for snacks and drinks which I [...]

Extending my tourist visa in Brazil explained in simple terms – the long-winded story of how I successfully did it

Extending my tourist visa in Brazil explained in simple terms – the long-winded story of how I successfully did it

14 May 2019 When I tried to extend my visa in Brazil, I found the process to be confusing and a little stressful. I ended up spending a lot of time on my computer, downloading and printing lots of documents and rushing to get to the airport as much as possible for fear of not [...]

30 May 2019 – reflections on the past 6 months in South America…when my time here is coming to an end.

30 May 2019 – reflections on the past 6 months in South America…when my time here is coming to an end.

I haven't really been that motivated to write lately. I've noticed that the longer I travel, the smaller my motivation becomes. But right now...at this very moment, I have motivation and inspiration to write. It's times like these that I need to take advantage of documenting what I'm feeling and doing because it's something I [...]

The random thoughts which go through my mind while I’m waiting

The random thoughts which go through my mind while I’m waiting

25 May 2019 I somehow ended up at a hospital in Brazil again yesterday... Now, before you jump into panick, I just needed to see a doctor to check something ~ it wasn't serious (even though I'm not happy with the diagnosis...it could have been worse).  Fun fact...going to hospitals make me feel uncomfortable - [...]