Awwtumn in Canada

Edmonton (West) ---> Toronto (East) by Train Hours on train: 63 / Distance: approx. 2700km (like traveling from the UK to Syria) / Minutes allowed off the train each day: 45 / Shower facilities: 0 / Handsome strangers: 1  From the moment the train pulled up, I felt like I was in a film: box-like and... Continue Reading →

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Canada: A Little Bit of the West

'Society is just a clearing in the woods.' Osho Vancouver Island  When JV and I (my Canadian brother) arrived in Vancouver, we couldn't see much. The forest fires had painted everything white, but with ten days to explore we remained hopeful! Luckily, the smoke cleared within a few days and it became nature-heaven: colours, textures,... Continue Reading →

A Little Note Before You Go…

Solo trip number - 3 // sleeps till my next trip – 2 // first stop – Vancouver, Canada // return date – we’ll see - The last few days before you go away are always, always stressful. Even if you’ve been travelling before, making lists for months, there’s an inevitable franticness in the air.... Continue Reading →

Voluntravelling, it’s a Wonderful Thing

Volunteering during your travels means you can stop spending money for a while (most places exchange work for accommodation and at least two meals a day). It also gives you the chance to slow down and enjoy having somewhere to call home. But what about the exciting stuff? Essentially, it's like being like a child again: interactive, creative, positive and worry-free.

Rio Carnival

Five days of 24-hour music, hundreds of thousands of revellers in minuscule, feathery outfits, dancingfeetsofastyoucantkeepup and huge smiles. A heart-warming relief when most locals seem to have their ‘I hate Mondays' faces on till Friday. Once the 'Marvellous City', now 'Hell De Janeiro' according to some, it’s not surprising. The state is in so much... Continue Reading →

Berlin Inspires

Like the best bits of London, your senses awakened: Colorful, cartoony Camden, the musicality and liveliness of Brixton. But a little more playful. Eclectic graffiti and posters give life to the plain architecture. Political posters mock the “democratic” governments, like pantomime villains in an increasingly desperate world. Placards advertising demonstrations against multinational corporations plaster the... Continue Reading →

La Patagonia, Argentina

I'd always wanted to go to Patagonia and after meeting a couple of lovely Argentinians in Colombia, I decided Buenos Aires would be my next stop. Their hospitality was off the scale. I was like a long, lost cousin, meeting all the family, staying at their holiday home and best of all, I made a... Continue Reading →

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