22 June 2019 – How I ended up working on a vineyard in France

22 June 2019 – How I ended up working on a vineyard in France

I thought I was done with Workaway forever when I was in Colombia. I truly believed the organic farm was the last one...but there was something drawing me into doing another one in France - I think it was my burning desire to see the countryside ~ because everyone I knew seemed to go only [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]