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.