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 →
'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 →
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 →
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.
Darius, my housemate, irritated me this morning and it inspired a post, hooray! He asked me what I was up to today, and I told him I was applying for jobs. Darius: ‘But, you’ve already got a job.’ Me: ‘Yeah, but I’m a bit bored of teaching and I’d like to do something more fun. I... Continue Reading →
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 →