Life Update

It’s been a while since my last post, a long while.   In that time a lot has happened. It seems like I havn’t had a minute to myself. Every moment has been filled with planning and doing. I even managed to fit in time at home and visit the UAE in between. If you…

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Having second thoughts about my Travelling lifestyle

My jet lagged eyes struggled to open, it was as if they were stuck together with a viscous glue. I sleepily turned and looked out of the oval shaped window and saw a tall, triangular snow-capped mountain. ‘Mount Fuji’, I thought. This meant that I was finally in Japan. My heart started to beat fast….

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Pearls of Wisdom: How to cope with the post travel blues

  You carry your heavy backpack through the threshold of the front door, nonchalantly throw your bag on the floor and sit on the sofa. At first your surroundings feel reassuringly comfortable. You know where everything is, the toilet is clean and you can make yourself a cup of tea whenever you want. The first…

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Why I’m moving to Japan

On my birthday last year I cried all morning, now people who know me will understand how I hate getting older and how I cry on every birthday. This time it was different though. As well as being upset about being older I was upset about my life. I had a deep burning desire to…

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First impressions of Thailand

‘Miss Stephanie, Miss Stephanie. Border time. Get off!’. I woke up from my deep sleep, still tired from the 5am wake up call. Dazed I made my way to the back of the mini bus and heaved my heavy backpack on to my shoulders. The border was swarming with people selling strong smelling food and…

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A brief history of my travel pre-sabbatical Travels

      As you may well know from my previous blog post, I never had great aspirations to travel throughout most of my life. That’s not to say that I didn’t love going on holiday and experiencing different cultures (From the safety of a package holiday…). Spanish has always been a passion of mine,…

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Reflecting on life in Betws Y Coed

  Sometimes distance is needed to gain perspective on where your life is going. A new place means fresh eyes to see situations clearly. I needed to get away.    I’m currently at a crossroads in my life. I have a lot of decisions to make and I don’t want to make the same mistakes…

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2014, Reflections and travel summary

As I write this I’m tired, aching and with flushed cheeks after spending the day walking through Delamere forest in the bitter cold. I have a cup of tea at my side and I’m sat in my warm and cosy room, as comfortable as can be. 2014 was the year where I appreciated what I…

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How I decided to take a sabbatical and travel long term

  I devour the words of other travel blogs. I love seeing what made people just like me take a permanent or temporary break from the treadmill of’ real life’ in exchange for a life of adventure and the unknown. There’s one similarity between all of these bloggers. They have always wanted to travel. My…

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