It’s day 19 and I’m feeling homesick…

So far I have felt amazing on this trip, to be honest it’s felt like one big holiday! I was origionally apprehensive about Dubai but I ended up falling in love with it’s exotic similarity. I was also nervous about my trip to Sri Lanka; a place that is not really established on the backpacker…

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First impressions of Dubai

As I stepped off the plane after a long night flight I was transported in to another world. What fascinated me most was the men wearing kanduras and kaffiyehs . The long white robes and head-dresses that Emirati men wear. I knew then that I was in a place with a completely different culture than…

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Pearls and Passports is on the road!

As I write this I have just arrived in my guest house in Sri Lanka after the journey from hell. Over 16 hours to get from my hotel in Dubai to this guesthouse! I loved Dubai and I can’t wait to write all about my experiences there! So far Sri Lanka has been a complete…

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Saying Goodbye

As I write this in exactly 48 hours time I will be high in the sky on a plane travelling to Dubai; the first stop on my big trip. I am so glad that I booked two weeks off work to prepare. Everyday has been filled with sorting my (many) possessions and completing little errands…

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I’ve Been nominated for the Leibster Blogging award!

    I was flabbergasted to be nominated for the Leibster blog award not once, but twice! I was nominated by Scott from Backpackerscott.wordpress.com and the lovely Lillian from  Travelarmadillo.com! I have talked to both Scott and Lillian on twitter at length about our upcoming travel plans. Scott is backpacking Asia just after I start…

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I have bought my (perfect) Backpack!

I have finally bought my backpack, one of the most important items for my round the world trip! After reading various travel blogs and advice from friends who have travelled I decided to buy the osprey kestrel 68. I have only heard good things from osprey and the bag is really light with loads of…

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