Author archive for Stories

  • Close up of shoes walking

    Camino de Santiago, my Journey

    It’s still dark, 7-30 in the morning, I stop and turn around to look at the now distant lights of the small Spanish village whose cold empty streets I left behind me almost an hour ago.

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  • Tattered flag in the mountains

    Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

    I got offered the extraordinary opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro as part of my familiarisation trip in Tanzania.

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  • Car driving along the Australian desert

    A Gap Year in Australia

    Back in 1990 I was one of many single female back-packers who had ventured to Australia on the back of hearing from too many people “travel whilst you are still young and have no ties, you won’t get that chance when you are older”

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  • Sydney boats and port

    My Travels and Thoughts for the Future

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  • Chinese lanterns closeup

    Travel and Life in Ningbo, China

    I first arrived in China in August 2011 and I was very excited about the prospect of starting my new job as an English teacher in Ningbo.

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  • Little boy reading map

    Travelling with a Family

    Travelling with children can be tough but there are many ways to reduce the stress and worry involved. Before your travels there are various factors to consider;

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  • Man taking photo of planes at airport

    The Airport Mishap

    An Airport is a place many people don’t enjoy being in. A place many consider connected to stress. There are many things that might go wrong in an airport:

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  • Rose in the train tracks in Auschwitz

    Experiencing Auschwitz; In the Shadow of ‘Dark Tourism’

    When I informed my friends and family that my Father and I were going to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, their responses fell into two categories;

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  • Cherry blossom trees

    Day Trip to Kamakura

    Although Tokyo is never boring with its bright lights, endless restaurants and shops and its unique and diverse nightlife, a dramatic change in scenery is only a train ride away.

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  • Machu Picchu

    Party Safely

    Although I have had many holidays to destinations in countries all across the world, I think it could be said that I don’t as much travel to places as I move there.

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