voluntourism

On Voluntourism, Voluntourists and Why They Aren’t So Bad

Voluntourism (or even “Poverty Tourism”) is an incredibly popular, profitable industry which I believe relies on these 3 factors: a) an abundance of people in…




The End of the School Contract, Saying Goodbye & Looking Forwards

Here comes the sun- it’s the end of the school year, hooray! Nearing the end of a school contract is always a crazy couple of…




Host Family Stays (In Italy) – What to Expect

There are a lot of mixed experiences online about staying with a host family. You’re usually invited to stay with a host family for temporary…




The Not-So Bella Vita (with 10 new lessons I’ve learnt)

It’s about time I started writing about life working and living in Italy. The reason I haven’t yet is mostly because, well, before I was living in…




Reflection

THOUGHTS   My thoughts lately have been all over the place. A mixture of work related mundane things to do, the desire to get out…




I miss you, Maldives

I can’t quite believe it’s March already. The last 2 months since leaving Maldives have jumbled along, and although there’s been some wonderful moments (such…




Expat life: Managing a disability while living abroad

So yesterday I visited local island Villigili, a short ride from Male, and tried out wake-boarding with my friends. Bare in mind I’m only twenty-one…




The Pros & Cons of Paying for Work/Volunteer Placements Abroad

So, you want to travel abroad- maybe to volunteer, maybe for work experience, but you don’t know where to start. Companies or for-profit charities can…




The Five Phases of Moving Abroad (& how to overcome them)

Moving abroad encompasses an insane amount of sensations. Sometimes I’ve experienced them one at a time, other times I’ve felt jumbled up at once with…




Ex-pat Life: September

“But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays…




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