13 January 2019 – the power of having time to think         

13 January 2019 – the power of having time to think         

I remember before leaving to go on my trip to India and speaking to a stranger – he expressed how much he loved being on transport while traveling. “You get to just sit and think like a child ~ with no phone, laptop, or other thing to distract you. It’s something you only do when [...]

10 January 2019 – Working abroad with a language barrier ~ part of the fun or part of my frustration?

10 January 2019 – Working abroad with a language barrier ~ part of the fun or part of my frustration?

For the past week, I’ve been volunteering in Rio Das Ostras (in Brazil) at possibly the most unique hostel I’ve ever been in. The hostel feels more like a holiday house or mini-mansion. They have more luxurious private rooms than dorm rooms and it attracts families rather than solo travelers. I guess the most different [...]

22 March 18 – Settling back into home after coming back from India

22 March 18 – Settling back into home after coming back from India

Now that I’ve had time to settle in and reflect on my trip and catch up with some people…I’ve had time to realise how I feel about coming home. It’s hard for me to put into words, but I feel sad. I have this classic description of post-holiday depression. Everything here seems so colourless and [...]