Month Seven of Travel

My sister described this feature on my blog as ‘the monthly update I do every couple of months’ but with each month becoming even more chaotic than the last it has become increasingly difficult to sit down and write! My last monthly update was written in Greece and since then I have travelled through five…

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A Travellers Wish List

    Sometimes you just want some stuff!  1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt  This pulitzer-prize winning book is making the rounds and I am dying to read it. The Goldfinch tells the story of a thirteen-year old in New York City who becomes orphaned after his mother is killed in an art gallery. It has…

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65 Ways to Travel Better

1.Take photos with people in them. They are the ones you will treasure later.  2. Don’t overplan, leave room for spontaneity  3. If going to developing countries, research the beggar situation. If you give to beggars will it go to buying them food or is it organised begging (a la slumdog millionaire)? 4. Do it…

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Things I Won’t Miss When We Leave

As we dip below the two-weeks-to-go mark, I find myself being prone to extreme bouts of excitement. Every time someone mentions the beach, I casually mention that I will soon be frolicking along the pristine sands of Koh Tao’s beaches. Whenever anyone talks about how bad work is, I interrupt by mentioning I only have…

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