Mourning England before I have even left…

The past few days have been an emotional roller-coaster. I have left my job,  packed up and moved out of a flat that I loved so much in an amazing city and I’ve moved back in to a box room at my parents house. (Only for 10 days until departure day) I never realised just…

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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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Easy ways to save and make money for travel

Planning a big round the world trip is not something that can be done on the spur of the moment. It has to be planned out and saved for for many months before, depending on your budget and where you want to go. Despite the costs of travel, it will be the best thing that…

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300 year old Feria in Linares, Litres of Beer and Botellion

I had the privilege of attending a Feria (Fiesta) in Linares, Andalucia. The Feria has been held every year for over 300 years. Even more of a privilege was to share this experience with my Spanish friends who actually lived in Linares where the feria was held! There’s nothing better than travelling with locals! I…

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Organising a round the world trip is stressful!

Planning a round the world trip is not easy. In effect I’m leaving behind all that I have worked hard for all these years for the unknown. So many people have said to me ‘if it’s so stressful just don’t go’. but I need to go! Luckily there are books out there that go through…

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Am I crazy for wanting to travel long term?

  In exactly one month I will be boarding a plane to Dubai. Leaving everything that I have worked for for a year. My life will change dramatically. For every person that has wished me luck and remarked about what an amazing time I will have, another person has said ‘travel? Alone? For a year?…

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First impressions of Linares, Andalucia

Linares was my first taste of ‘real Spain’. It’s located in Jae’n in Andalusia in Southern Spain. It’s known for it’s mining history but the last mine closed it’s doors in 1991. We were all dying to experience Linares the next day. We experienced Spains cafe culture by enjoying  a delicious, fresh breakfast on a small…

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An unexpected road trip to Linares!

On the last night in Candeleda we had a disco. I looked around at all of the people in the room and thought about how close we had all became during that past week and how upset I would be if I never saw them again. Giselle then came up to me and asked how…

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My first Travel Blogger Interview!

I have just been featured in an interview with the wonderful Neil from Backpacks and Bunkbeds! Have a read and find out about my first travel experience and my exciting future travel plans! http://www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk/travel-blogger-interviews/stephanie-pearlsnpassport/       Need more Inspiration? Sweet as Kandy in Sri Lanka First Impressions of Sri Lanka Organising a round the…

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Losing my inhibitions by being provocative in a play

Each night in Candeleda we attended an assembly where the master of ceremonies talked about the day, future plans and there was also some entertainment. The entertainment varied and we enjoyed talks, presentations and theatre. The role plays and theatre helped the Spaniards develop their English skills by applying them in a different setting. This…

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