Author archives: guest

Saying goodbye isn't easy (unless you do it drinking punch and wearing costumes)

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I don't think I could have timed it more perfectly: my last weekend in England and an American Apparel hosted Halloween Burlesque night in Bristol?! Hell yes. Talk about a Bon Voyage party in style! It was the perfect opportunity to scrap together some family and friends, dress up, hit the bottle and paint the town blood red. The timing of  a great night an[...]

It's the final countdown.

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Today, at precisely 4pm, I lifted a delicious glass of wine with my poor injection riddled arm (vaccine-galore) to toast to Thailand. I have finally finished my last week at work after massively stressful times of having to call about thirty women to book appointments due to a postal strike. Talk about the perfect farewell week at my hospital administration [...]

Culture Shock: USA TO DEUTSCHLAND

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In my photography I have a tendency to view everything as an alien might, snapping pictures mainly of things involving repetition or orderly shapes. This outlook on life made it extremely easy for me to photograph Berlin when I arrived at Alt Tegel airport. The first thing I learned: Germans love their recycling. The most difficult part of the recycli[...]

Salsa without Music is like Nachos without Salsa

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MY PERSONAL OCTOBERFEST I've always felt like a stranger at home. Ever since I went to Argentina for the first time, I had decided that deep in my heart, I am a porteña (that's the name for the girls here). At home in Berlin most people think I'm crazy because I'm always smiling, I dance in the supermarket and sing with my eyes closed. Average stuff in[...]

The Eleventh Commandment

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‘Thou Shalt Pick Thy Travelling Partner Carefully’ Let me introduce my friend Alicé. Assuming I make it through the two months travelling alone in Thailand, I’ll be meeting up with this light-haired lass in Kuala Lumpur in the new year. Originally, we were going to be travelling together for the whole adventure with added trips to Vietnam, Cambodia and L[...]

The Great American Road Trip: ALABAMA!

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Let me start by saying that, for those who are unfamiliar, in the States, the "deep south" consists of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Antebellum homes, mosquitoes galore, southern cuisine and southern comfort (the drink and the feeling) are all included in the "deep south" package. If you're wondering why Florida is not considered t[...]

Quit one life, plan another

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‘To Whom it may Concern, I have thoroughly enjoyed working for this establishment over the past few months. Everyone has been very kind and welcoming, however I would like to take this opportunity to give in my notice. I’m getting the hell out of England, enjoy the office – bye!’ Ok, the last sentence was a bit of improvisation on my behalf, but yes. Today[...]

The Great American Road Trip: from Alabama to Illinois

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In the last post I attempted to give some ideas on how to make a clean break for a new start or long trip, and left at our departure: me and two friends, stuffed into a Jeep on the way to Alabama from Illinois. The first thing I would suggest on a long road trip would be to, if at all possible, switch up drivers from time to time. Whoever ended up shoved in [...]

The great American road trip: First things first

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As i'm sure you're aware, travel prep can be pretty  stressful, especially when you have no clue how long you'll be on the road for. Weeks? Months? The rest of your twenties? This is when, thinking about my trip, I began to realize it is not vacation: it is life. So after careful research and consideration my master plan is Not to have a master plan. Genius,[...]