3 things I’ve learnt from relapsing

Recovery is a journey with many winding, twisting roads. There are good days and bad days, but every day is hard work. Your mind doesn't switch off and is constantly on overdrive. One minute you're excited to eat your lunch, the next it's wandered off to a dark place asking you how many calories are … Continue reading 3 things I’ve learnt from relapsing

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7 Myths about Africa

DISCLAIMER: I know that Africa is a continent and NOT a country, I am NOT trying to generalize it personally by not naming individual countries. This is to highlight how other people generalize and stereotype the continent.  When I told everybody I was travelling around Africa they all had something to say about it - … Continue reading 7 Myths about Africa

Let’s talk mental health: My darkest moment.

Many people close to me know about my personal battle with mental health and addiction -  namely eating disorders and self harm. Despite this though,  it's still a subject I find difficult to talk about; I feel guilt, shame, embarrassment and fear when I open up about it. I feel guilt and shame for what … Continue reading Let’s talk mental health: My darkest moment.

5 Days in Bangkok – Did I love it or hate it?

When I told people I was starting my South East Asian travels in Bangkok and NOT heading straight out, I either got "I love Bangkok, you'll have a blast!" or "Really? I hated it!". People seem to love it or hate it - there's no in-between! With that in mind I was really curious about … Continue reading 5 Days in Bangkok – Did I love it or hate it?

8 Things to do in Cape Town – with prices!

  Cape Town is a beautiful city that offers something for every traveller! Beautiful beaches, mountains, fun hiking routes, quirky cafe's, wild nightlife and great shopping! I had the pleasure of spending some time there in December and was surprised by how much I enjoyed myself. I'm not going to lie, I was slightly apprehensive … Continue reading 8 Things to do in Cape Town – with prices!

An African safari: Maasai Mara

When going to East Africa, it's almost certain you will be doing either the Maasai Mara or Serengeti (or both!). They are probably two of the most famous safari's in the world - and with good reason! To see wild animals, in their natural habitat, was an incredible experience that will stay with me forever. … Continue reading An African safari: Maasai Mara

Packing List: East Africa – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania

There's much debate as to what countries fall into East Africa. Officially, Eastern Africa is composed of the following countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. It's worth noting that geographically, some of these countries also fall into another regions (South, Central, etc). … Continue reading Packing List: East Africa – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania