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The Summer I spent in Ukraine

Home away from Home

I’ve always thought that the home was special. It is a sacred place. This is the same in many cultures across the globe. In the home, you are at your best, yet the most fragile. When I got the news that I will be staying with a host family in Ukraine, I must admit, I was a bit scared. Travelling to a strange land was one thing, but to also stay with strangers, was a whole other thing.

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Day 3 in Bali – Welcome to Ubud

It has been just over two months since my return from Bali, and am still surprised and proud of myself for going solo. I am going to finish the Bali series soon, so that I can focus on other things as well. In just under a week, I’ll be flying out again to do some volunteering (read about it here.) Truth is, even though time moves fast, I still think a lot about my time in Bali a lot – even if some of the memories tries to fade.

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Day 2 in Bali – Red and white monkeys dancing

Looking back, the freedom to travel and do what I wanted was great. Just as I stated in my previous post, I wasn’t restrained to another person’s opinion.

Not all who wonder are lost –  J.R.R. Tolkien

Like the previous day, I arranged my day at the start of the day. After a day of exploring little ol’ Seminyak, I thought it was about time to explore another town on the island of Bali. After spending some time researching, I decided it was time to head further south of island, farther than Kuta.

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Day 1 in Bali – Seminyak

It’s nearly been a week since I returned from Bali, and boy do I miss it. I miss the people, the friends I made, and most importantly, the food. Following this post, I’ll add a few more to a the series of A Day in Bali, where I’ll point out my daily itinerary, and end the series with a guide to Bali for future visitors.

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9 reason why I wanted a solo trip

This time next week, I’ll be waking up in a land far, far away. I would have endured a 14-hour flight to start a short adventure on my first solo trip. And you know what, I am excited, no, ecstatic. I’m buzzing and counting down the days. Although to be honest, my to do list is looking extremely loose. I’ve prepared the most important things.

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Birds in Saint Lucia

It feels like it was yesterday that I watched the curving roads twist and bend through St Lucia. I peered out the car’s window as we went past brightly coloured houses and brick layered sides of unfinished constructions built on the edges of hills, with the rain heavy on the window, blurring my vision slightly. I sat back and caught my friend’s eye in the rear-view window. She smiled as her uncle raced through the road, rushed against the heavy rain.

“You brought the rain season with you, man,” He said to me laughing and making a joke that I took England’s weather with me on my flight. “It was sunny all week.”