happy beach

After 3 years of full time teaching in the UK, I’m putting my career on hold for some long awaited backing packing adventures in South East Asia. Watch this space for posts on sun drenched beaches, towering temples, seafood feasts, breakfast noodles, elephant treks, orang-utan friends, water sports and yoga retreats…

I’ve always been interested in travel from a very young age. The holidays my parents saved hard to take us on always entailed plenty of learning opportunities as well as the essential fun and relaxation. As an add on our French extended family have always been helpful in influencing my interest in learning from other cultures which must have had some impact on my decision to study French and Spanish at university. I spent the third year of my degree studying/partying in Cádiz, Spain which gave me the confidence I needed to know that I could be away from home for long periods of time and that adapting to life in a different country for me was a fulfilling and fascinating experience rather than a daunting one. I’d been bitten by the travel bug.

I hope that over the next few months (years?) my ramblings will not only act as a reference point for my own brain as well as friends and family back home, but that they’ll also spread the love of travel and give you itchy feet to get out there and explore the world for yourselves.

 “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.” ― Bill Bryson


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