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Around the World: Sunsets

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Thar Desert, India Koh Lanta, Thailand The Great Ocean Road, Australia Colonia, Uruguay Near Oslo, Norway Phoenix, USA Utila, Honduras El Nido, The Philippines On these long and cold winter nights, I needed a little sun. For more in the Around the World series, click here. *Follow me on Facebook and […]

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How To Make Friends In Nepal

…or Romania, or Bolivia, or Japan…   When you ask a traveller what he or she loves most about being on the road, chances are he or she will, at some point, mention interacting with the local people and learning about new cultures. Most travellers are, after all, xenophiles at heart. But to the novice traveller, […]

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Into The Blue

On The Trans-Siberian Train, Russia Marrakech, Morocco Matinloc Island, The Philippines Osaka, Japan Sapa, Vietnam Varna, Bulgaria Oia, Greece Hanoi, Vietnam Brasov, Romania The Sahara, Morocco St. Petersburg, Russia Blue is the colour of my eyes, of my dream car, of open skies and open waters, of cotton candy at the fair, of fresh berries […]

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A Year In Review (Part Two)

August: A month of visiting the Philippines, of beautiful sunsets, delicious breakfasts, and snorkelling in turquoise waters for days on end. September: A month of saying goodbye to my home, Japan. October: A month of China, Mongolia, and Russia, of trains and more trains, of homestays, gers, hotels and, finally, a flight to Canada. November: […]

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Travelling Solo

On and Around Matinloc Island, The Philippines I was in the Philippines in August and I find myself talking about it a lot and thinking about it a lot. I think it’s because it was my only solo trip in 2010, and because soon I’ll be on my own again, travelling through many of the […]

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Start The Day In El Nido

El Nido, The Philippines Every morning I woke up at 6:05am, five minutes after the electricity was shut off in the town of El Nido, The Philippines. This meant, of course, that the cool air from the fan that had been blowing all night was suddenly disrupted; within five minutes I was drenched in sweat. […]

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Sunsets In El Nido

(photo by Georgia) El Nido, The Philippines There are days when I whinge, whinge about being stressed and about having deadlines and about a sore back and about not sleeping because of the heat. Whinge about missing my boyfriend. Whinge about my job. Whinge about too many dishes in the sink and not enough beer […]

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