A New Start at the End

A few weeks ago I nearly died. I was snorkeling off the coast of Gili Air, Indonesia when I saw a school of small sword fish swimming towards me. I suddenly thought about the last words Seamus said to me before he swam back to shore: 'watch out for boats' and so I lifted my [...]


Paradise Lost

During my time in New Zealand I visited the National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs Exhibition. An image captured by photographer Bill Allard really moved me. It reminded me a little of the hardship I had seen in South America and helped me to understand my own feelings about photography. Bill Allard - Peru "His name [...]

Feeling Connected

After 5 months of travelling and moving from one place to another, I started feeling a bit lost. I had no home - no friends - no family - nothing familiar surrounding me. On the one hand I was reaching out for new experiences and big adventures - on the other hand something was pulling me back, making [...]

Zipolite – One Beach, Two Suns, Three Dogs and a Few Naked People

I couldn't wait to get to the south coast of Mexico. I had 3 weeks to explore this rugged coastline and it all started here - in a hut, on Zipolite beach. When I started planning this trip I was excited about Zipolite - described as a place where you can easily lose yourself and waste days, lying in [...]

The Crazy of Oaxaca City

We travelled west from Chiapas to Oaxaca City. Oaxaca is famous for its markets and street food. The food, the culture, the art, the music, the smiles, the laughter, the people filled my soul to bursting point. This city took over my senses in about every way imaginable. IT IS MENTAL! I'll take you through [...]

Palenque – A Real Travelling Experience

Deep in the Mexican Chiapas jungle - filming location of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Predator, lie the incredible Mayan ruins of Palenque.   I thought Chichen Itza was impressive but these ruins were just incredible, especially as you could climb on them and venture inside the central palace walls. Again - I'm not a big fan of things that [...]

Travelling is like going for a ride in Howl’s Moving Castle

Here's another wonderful piece of travel advice: Travelling is like going for a ride in Howl's Moving Castle. This magical film of Hayao Miyazaki's has just about saved me on this trip! For those of you who don't know, Howl's Moving Castle is the story of a young girl who is cursed with an old body and, [...]

Countdown to take-off… You must be so excited?

No. Two weeks ahead of travelling and I know I should be but the truth is I'm just exhausted and don't know how to feel. I'm done with my life in the UK, done with my crappy job and the unnecessary stress and anxiety, done with other people's dramas. I'm just done! My final week [...]