My secret love affair with food – my favourites in the world (from each destination)

My secret love affair with food – my favourites in the world (from each destination)

I don’t know about you…but for me, food is absolutely and unequivocally one of the most important things in the world. I know many people see food purely as a source of fuel…but for me, food is so much more. (and no I can’t date let alone be friends with those sorts of people - [...]

16 September 2019 – one year abroad solo ~ 11 questions for me about my reflections and insights

16 September 2019 – one year abroad solo ~ 11 questions for me about my reflections and insights

Last night I fell over after trying to check some tour prices here on Gili Air (Air Island). I thought my ankle would be OK but the pain was much more excruciating than I hoped ~ I had to sit down for about 30 minutes and needed some ice to reduce the swelling. The bone [...]

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 [...]

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 - [...]

Hello and Goodbye La Paz – my poor last-minute decision to see the Uyuni Salt Flats (Part 2)

Hello and Goodbye La Paz – my poor last-minute decision to see the Uyuni Salt Flats (Part 2)

Many people get excited by the idea of going on spontaneous adventures...especially when traveling… and many more love doing as much as they can while they’re abroad to check off their bucket list… But you know what? I’ve learnt from my recent experience in La Paz that making spontaneous decisions or desperately chasing your bucket [...]

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 [...]

2 January 2019: Goodbye Rio de Janeiro, hello Rio Das Ostras. My first BlaBlaCar (hitch-hiking) experience in Brazil

2 January 2019: Goodbye Rio de Janeiro, hello Rio Das Ostras. My first BlaBlaCar (hitch-hiking) experience in Brazil

I'm currently waiting at some random petrol station for my driver which I found via a hitch hiking app. He's running late... In fact, I don't even know if he's coming. I wish I had someone with me because I need to go to the toilet but I don't trust anyone to look after my [...]