30 days of indie travel – #3 Music

Bootsnall say:

Music and travel memories often go hand in hand. A song can inspire our explorations, or it can take us back to a specific place and time. Tell us about your travel playlist and what it means to you.

2 big memories come up here: More


Dinner in London – dreaming of things to come!

Last night I met a travel buddy friend of mine for dinner in London. She’s working and studying here and I’m just in the city for 10 days for a job. We met in Utila, Honduras when she was volunteering on a conservation project that I got involved in whilst I was there diving, partying and generally being a travel bum! I find nowadays that most people I enjoy spending time with are other travellers, we understand each other’s wanderlust without question. Last night was particularly exciting, because as well as filling her in on my latest trip to Egypt, Jordan & Israel and catching up on all the latest gossip in our lives, we started talking about forthcoming travels, always a backpacker’s favourite topic of conversation! K is going to come out to Australia next year to meet up after my trails around SE Asia, and we’re both planning on getting working holiday visas for a year – and talking about living in Sydney together for six months or so. All very exciting stuff, I would say I can’t wait – apart from there’s going to be a whole heap of adventures between now and then, so I don’t mind waiting for this one!

30 days of indie travel – #2 Embracing Change

Bootsnall says….

Change can be exciting and bring new joys into our lives. But it can present challenges that frustrate or annoy us. How has travel changed you in the last year? Did you welcome these changes or resist them at the time, and how do you feel about them now?

I started travelling seriously because of a change in my life – after the end of my previous long-term relationship I no longer wanted to be settled in one place, and took the opportunity to travel without time constraint for the first time in my life, at the age of 27. I’d taken countless short trips around Europe (and reaching slightly further afield) before then, but never had the chance to do the months-on-end wandering thing. I didn’t care where I went, and ended up in Central America for 5 months after following a link on facebook to a medical research trial who would pay people to receive a vaccine and then send them to Guatemala to try and get food poisoning.


30 days of indie travel – #1 Goals

So one of my favourite websites for whiling away some time reading travel articles and inspiration, is www.bootsnall.com, who have been running a ’30 days of Indie travel’ blogging project throughout November. It’s been one of the things that has pushed me into starting to blog, having been pondering over it for ages. Now,  obviously I’m a bit behind, but, it seems like a good way to write about some past travel experiences.

So, prompt #1 – Goals More

New trip, new start, new blog

I usually just keep friends and family updated of my travels via facebook – but sometimes you just want to write a little more about what you’ve been up to,  and I’ve started to want to keep a bit more of a record for myself too. So, here is my very own blog!! It will be interesting to see how it develops. More