Writing from home feels surreal. The trip is over. The new one has begun. 5 months of travels. Now 5 months of pause. Here’s the final instalment of my European adventures before the conclusion, coming it’s way to you in the coming days. I took a long route home. Driving 1582km, then flying the rest.… Read More The end of this trip. Porto to Paris.
I’d wanted to visit Porto for a long time, but by the time I actually got here, I almost burnt out of energy. I also hadn’t had a proper coffee or taken my vitamins for a few days, so that contributes. Also, my first experience upon landing was ordering an uber, witnessing a fight between… Read More Concluding Portugal. A few lazy days in Porto.
A week of hostels and parties has rendered me 100% exhausted. I’ve come to an Airbnb in Porto and I’m taking it easy. A thunderstorm is perfect weather to keep me in for a few hours and get back to writing. I’m in one of those phases where I’m not 100% calm and struggling to… Read More Portugal part three. Ericeira and Lisbon
I’m in Portugal, most possibly the last stop on this great ride I’ve been on. I’m staying near Odeciexe, a beautiful little cobbled town with white buildings and shops selling clothes for hippies and travellers. Portugal is full of travellers it seems. I love it. It feels like you’re part of a community, transient, full… Read More Portugal: time slips away and skin scars.
I feel sometimes as if I were a child who opens its eyes on the world once and sees amazing things it will never know any names for and then has to close its eyes again – John Ames in Gilead. I’ve just arrived in Seville, had a three… Read More Arriving in Spain and reflecting on my last Workaway. A month in Mauzens-et-Miremont, France.
My time in Slovenia been a real rollercoaster. I’ve seen some gorgeous sights, met some great people and faced some interesting challenges; through meeting new people, through bottling up my emotions and through working on a farm producing meat, when I don’t eat meat. It’s been over a month and I’m still struggling with the… Read More Exploring in Slovenia; what I saw from my workaway: Škocjanske jame, Gradišica, Materija and Kozina
I enjoyed writing my first monthly review so I’m doing the same now I’ve been travelling for eight weeks. I’ve now been to six countries; the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia. (Bosnia was realistically just five miles or so on the coast as I got a bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb –… Read More The two month review: half way through and in Slovenia.
After two big days gardening, getting used to new surroundings and staying up late talking, our weekend in Amsterdam feels weeks ago, not days ago. All this, and we’re actually only around 30km from where we stayed. This trip to Amsterdam was different – our last trip was part of a 2.5 week holiday… Read More Amsterdam – history, old friends and the difference of memories