My epic summer travel plans

One of the highlights of working as a teacher isn’t playing with paint or toys everyday, It’s having an amazingly long summer holiday each year! This summer I will have 2 whole months off. At first I planned an epic trip to China and North Korea but I changed my mind after Trump’s threats. I…

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2016, a year of Travel: Part 2

You can find part 1 here. July, 2016 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I’ve travelled to Dubai many times but never to it’s exotic neighbour. My Abu Dhabi story started out badly after I was placed in the hostel from hell. I didn’t feel safe and it was extremely dirty. I moved to a nice…

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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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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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Celebrating Songkran in…..England?

Today I attended Songkran celebrations at a local Buddhist temple. The experience was very different to when I experienced Songkran in crazy Bangkok with fellow travel blogger George on the go! In Thailand Songkran is a crazy celebration. People of all ages take the streets by storm and cause havoc soaking passers by with super…

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The first 24 Hours after returning Home

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while but for some reason I’ve been putting it off. Maybe because after the initial 24 hours my thoughts and feelings changed so often that really I did not know what I was thinking. Travel really does change you and coming home is a shock to…

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Choosing happiness: I’m coming home!

As I write this i’m sat in a library in New Brighton near Christchurch in New Zealand. As I look outside the window I can  see waves crashing on a beautiful pristine beach and see the sunlight reflecting off the azure water. It’s hard to believe that nearly ten months has passed since I started…

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My top 5 travel regrets

Being a relatively new traveller (6 weeks in to my big trip!) I don’t really have many regrets at this point. I try not to have regrets because I think that things happen for a reason and that even bad situations can turn in to good situations in the future! George from George on the…

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