Tags archives: personal-experiences

I'm an Introvert. And here's why that makes me a better traveller.

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“Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth.” ~ Susan Cain Photo by Jason Briscoe via Unsplash I've always been the quiet one. And for a lot of my life this seems to have been a great disadvantage. I've[...]

5 reasons to leave your partner at home

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I'm looking out the window with a mug of coffee in my hands, enjoying the quiet of the morning, while everyone sleeps in the house. Staring out to vivid blue skies, a brilliant Australian sun and swaying palm trees on Christmas morning is surreal after a good few years of frosty British festive seasons, but a dash of exotic heat always makes my life sparkle [...]

Debunking Myths about Female Solo Travel in Abu Dhabi

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One year ago, I started into 2016 with a terrific trek to Hampi and Melukote in Karnataka, and my summer was a beautiful episode spent in the Swiss Alps. Later that year, life gave me a chance to travel solo again. This time around, it was the land of sheikhs and dates, the mystical Abu Dhabi. Though it may seem that travelling and living in a Middle Eas[...]

What I take away from 2016

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2016, you sucked balls! I can't even pinpoint exactly what it was apart from the political and social issues, votes and decisions that left an incredibly bitter aftertaste. I started the year in a hut in the mountains in Norway, traveled to seven different countries (and three times to Austria, weird) and was involved in several really cool photography and j[...]

The Pros and Cons of Feeling 'At Home'

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'Home' is a concept I think about a lot. It can mean such different things to different people, and it can mean different things to the same person throughout their lifetime. Some people are blessed with the unique ability to feel at home anywhere. These people should count themselves very fortunate, for this doesn't come quite so easily to the rest of us.  [...]

The Meaning of Home when you always Travel

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I come from a small town in the north east of France called Châlons-en-Champagne. I was born and raised there, in the Champagne region. Even though it is what I call HOME, I am sure that you have never heard of it - and that's OK. In a way it is funny for me to talk about HOME. If you would ask my friends and family, they would say I am never home. They a[...]

The politics of travel: a worthy discussion?

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Should travel bloggers talk politics? Politics. One of those topics you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table. Same with religion, money, and sex - and the list goes on, and eventually one wonders what there is left to talk about except for perhaps unicorns. Well, apparently, blogging is the new dinner table. "Is it appropriate for blogs to[...]

The power of saying 'No'

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As travellers, as nomads, as those who should shout YES from the rooftops and seize every opportunity that comes our way, the power of saying 'No' can seem like the opposite of what we should be believing in. We all know that by saying yes more, it’s highly likely that we’ll discover those adventures that may be waiting around the corner... yes, I'll go on [...]

Things you should know when moving to India

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Welcome to India. Now close your eyes and forget everything you thought you “just knew” about this place. Re-open your eyes. Take everything in, the entire sensory experience. India is a place that has no true description. Talking about it as a nation is great when you consider everyone standing to sing the national anthem, at the movie theater, or celebrati[...]