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’ve been travelling for almost 17 weeks – time has flown. I intended to do a monthly review but somehow 12 weeks came and went, and 16 nearly slipped away. In the last two months, so much has changed, within my psyche and within my disposition. I feel a real release and a contentedness. I’m… Read More 16 weeks of travel – the 4 month review – 7 workaways and 7 countries
So I’ve arrived at Workaway number 4 and it’s an experience far from anything previous. The first day was 9 hours long and I ended up with the worst sunburn of the trip, the worst headache and consumed an abnormally large amount of white foods. Dinner was eggy bread. It’s since improved but pasta is… Read More Slovenia. Working on a farm is a full time job.
It’s been a quick month so far with so many new experiences, so I’m taking time to revisit what we’ve done so far. In comparison with those going travelling in the far East or Asia, I thought our cultural experience would pale, but we’ve experienced a lot so far, through new scenarios, but also through… Read More One month in, we are in Spain and it’s time to reflect…
Sending my gratitude to three very inspiring people…… Read More 52 Weeks of Gratitude 2016: Week 8
I equate this post to the awkward moment where you’ve been chatting with someone new for about ten minutes and haven’t yet asked their name. This is the missing precursory introduction. I, the writer, am Sarah. In less than 7 weeks, our 2-bedroom, top-floor, tree-view flat will be empty. Our furniture will be sold, our precious… Read More An (overdue) introduction
I used to define myself by my books. Then, I had to get rid of all of my stuff…… Read More Me and my books