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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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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July travel plans: I’m heading to Tuscany, Italy!

If you follow me on Facebook you will already know this exciting news.   I originally intended to travel to somewhere in Eastern Europe after being captivated by Poland’s culture, history and friendly people.  When searching on the Ryanair website I suddenly had an urge to go to Italy. Visions of an Eat, Pray Love kind of…

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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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I’m heading to Egypt!

  If you follow me on my Facebook page you will know that I will be heading to Egypt next week! I’ve only recently come back from Krakow, a place where I spent a very reflective 6 days drinking Polish beer and vodka and learning about the very dark history of Krakow from Medieval times…

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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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New Travel plans: I’m heading to Krakow in Poland!

On Wednesday I celebrated my two month anniversary. It’s been two months since I got back from my amazing 10 month trip to the other side of the world and back. The beautiful Old Town square in Krakow Although I’ve enjoyed being back home It’s been hard adjusting to ‘normal’ life again. A life where I…

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Becoming a beach bum in Hikkaduwa

When I initially booked the flight to Sri Lanka I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew that it was a small island South of India and that it was near to the beautiful Maldives. Two things came to mind, curry and beaches, two of my favorite things! As soon as I woke up on that…

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Enjoying Arabian hospitality on a Desert Safari

Whenever I mentioned that I was going to Dubai to people who have been before, they all said that there was one experience that I should not miss out on- The Desert safari! To be honest I was a little confused at first. I always thought that the desert was a barren place with limited…

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