The Marvel of Marvão

I pulled the car into a parking space with a jolt. Laid out before me was the most magnificent view: a patchwork of green hills, dusky mountains meeting a cheerful blue sky, the afternoon sun illuminating vineyards and whitewashed houses with a flattering golden hue....

The Truth of Solo Travel

Telling people I spent four months travelling solo in South America prompted a range of reactions and quite a few misconceptions. But what surprised and even saddened me was the number of people who said: “Oh, I could never do that. I wouldn’t be brave...

Spontaneity and dessert – my travel indulgences

This post is part of the TravelBelles´ Across the Cafe Table feature! Visit the TravelBelles site to see more. For me, a new place means a chance to do things I wouldn´t normally do. When I´m travelling, I feel free. Nobody knows me, I´m thousands of miles from home,...

Paddington Bear goes Home

So this is it, my last day in England. Tomorrow, I’m going to Peru, and a certain little bear is coming with me.He’s been living in London for over 50 years, but apparently he’s bored of the expat life, so I made a trip to Paddington Station, picked...

Planning the adventure of a lifetime

…with very little time and on a shoestring budget! You’re probably sick of me banging on about it, but in four weeks’ time, I will be starting a four-month adventure in South America. Although I have been wanting to go for a long time, I only started...
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