• Ex-pat Life
  • 8 Things Your Travel/Expat Friend Does NOT Need to Hear

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    Travel has rescued me in so many ways. If you’ve had a scroll through my About Me page, you’ll know I’ve had my fair share of tough times. Problems growing up, problems with love, problems at uni, now problems with anxiety and Fibromalgia. I’ve been up, down, all around and it has not been easy. […]

  • Thoughts
  • 17 Happiness Quotes from Hector’s Search For Happiness

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    Although not the BEST film in the world, I really enjoyed watching Simon Pegg leave his old life as a therapist and venture out into the world (really preferred it to Eat Pray Love). His quest: To understand the nature of happiness and what makes us happy.   1. “Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.” [Click to […]

  • Thoughts
  • 7 Goals in 7 Years: Before I’m 30

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    There’s something about me and lists and personal projects and goals. I’m going to be 23 this year and it dawned on me that before I know it I’ll be partying for my 25th and then the big 3.0.   I think conventionally, most people’s list of goals have something in common and function together […]

  • Kenya
  • A Day in Nairobi, Kenya

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    While volunteering in Kenya last year, the charity (Agape-Volunteers who works locally with Marafiki Community) kindly took us on an incredible Nairobi city excursion trip which I just had to share with you guys!   1. Mamba Village and Ostrich Park     We started off the morning here at this delightful 30 acre resort […]

  • Maldives
  • 6 Stunning Local Islands For Paradise on a Budget- Maldives

    Maldives

    During my year living and working in Maldives I learnt that budget-travel here definitely is possible. More and more islands are opening up guest houses and dive clubs- the local people are now benefiting from tourism more than ever before. While resorts are wonderfully luxurious, visitors often state how bored they get after lying in a sun-bed […]

  • Ex-pat Life
  • TEFL Teaching English Abroad- Where Do I Start?

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    So you’re thinking about TEFL (teaching English as a Foreign Language) abroad? This post has drawn together the experiences of almost 20 of my TEFLing friends around the globe. It hopes to answer any queries or worries you might have, how to get into it in the first place, what you should know about the […]

  • Thoughts
  • Can We Ever Really Have It All?

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    I’ve noticed that even when two people live completely unrelated lifestyles, they still feel pretty much the exact same sensations as each other. I just got off the phone with a dear friend of mine and it’s so freaky how our lives, while utterly dissimilar, seem to mirror each other. It must be because we […]

  • Thoughts
  • On Why You’re Not A Failure

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    I’d like to devote this post to my mum, who, for all her good wishes, needs to stop thinking/telling me that I’m a failure. And this too is for anyone reading who thinks they might be. The short of it? You’re not. Life isn’t all about passing one thing and then moving onto another, up […]

  • Thoughts
  • On Time, Life and Choices

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    This is a letter I’ve written to myself to remind me that time is mine to choose to do with what brings me the most joy. No one can choose for me, and ultimately, ‘not being where I think I should be’ more often than not = ‘not being where other people think I should be’ – and sometimes […]

  • Ex-pat Life
  • Re-pat Life: A Month of Sundays

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    The blog’s been rather quiet these last months– I’m sorry for that. There’s never the time, or it’s too late, or I’m too tired. Well, I’m going to try really hard now to post regularly. Not that I have that much going on for an ‘expat’/travel blog… For the last few years I’ve been captivated […]