Bus travel is certainly not as glamorous as other forms of transport, and it is rare you get the all singing all dancing entertainment you find on many long distance plane journeys. Keeping your mind busy, and boredom at bay, on these long journeys you sometimes have to be a bit more creative.
- Write a postcard home
When was the last time you wrote to your parents, partner, best friend or even your pet dog? If you are anything like me you will have bought postcards earlier in your trip and stuffed them in your bag ready to write them at some point later, which usually ends up being on the plane home. If postcards aren’t your thing then think about writing a letter or recording your adventures in a journal for you to reflect back on in the future.
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Have you ever heard of the 24 hour challenge in Morocco? No neither had I until I had spent a little time out there with some of my surfing friends. But, once I had heard of it I knew it would be something that would stay on my bucket list until I managed it. Continue reading “The 24 Hour Moroccan Challenge: Could You Handle It?”
‘Where are your books’ my boyfriend asked me as I finally finished packing my case for the third time (an O.C.D habit I developed and now can’t get out of).
‘I’m not taking any‘, I reply looking over at the stack he has piled next to his already full bag.
Then he asked the question I always get asked. ‘How can you not be taking any books on holiday?’ Continue reading “Why Not To Take A Book On Holiday”
Havana; the capital of Cuba, is the best place to soak up the true Cuban atmosphere that the world expects when they visit. Unlike some of the smaller cities Havana doesn’t just welcome you into Cuban life, it smacks you round the face with it. A few days in this crazy city is often enough before you are just exhausted and suffocated by it. Not least by the soot from the old cars that swarms around the streets! Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know: Havana, Cuba”
Cuba has a closed currency so you are only able to exchange money when you arrive. There are in fact two currencies, the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) which is the tourist currency and is valued at 24 times the local Cuban Peso (CUP).
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A true story that echoes the reality of the desperate life of remote Malawi:
I choked heavily on the flurry of dust thrown up carelessly in the lorry’s wake as it sped down the compacted earth road. A giant thundering between wood and clay huts, passing by a life so different from my own. Continue reading “Jewels In The Palm Of My Hand”
Located in the North West of England the Lake District is famous for its still waters and rolling hills. By late March only the tallest peaks are iced in snow, as the bracken pushes through after a long winter, transforming the breath-taking landscape from shades of grey to vibrant colours that roll out over the hills for miles. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In The Lake District”
It may not be the most rock and roll start to your trip but studies show that the day before you fly should be alcohol free and culminate in a good night’s sleep. Whilst it may not be practical for those with early morning flights, this combination allows you to feel properly rested and prepares your body for the draining experience of a long flight. Continue reading “15 Easy Flight Hacks That Airlines Don’t Want You To Know”
Stood on the edge of the Kalahari desert in Namibia, I waited with a couple of other tourists for the San Bushmen; a nomadic tribe famous for their cave paintings that are also credited as the oldest inhabitants of southern Africa. It was explained to me that the tribe I was meeting kept to their traditional values and skills despite the modern world closing in around them. Continue reading “The Problem With Red Pants”
I was expected, it would seem, as I pulled up in the dirt covered 4×4. The foot deep ruts that plagued our makeshift route had tested the suspension to the extreme. It had been a long and hard day’s travel over to the north of the Maasai Mara National Park.
Walls of twisted spikes encircled the small village, pierced by a slither of light, just wide enough to squeeze through. I pondered the perfect silence and curious lack of women and children, but dismissed it with thoughts they must be busy inside the village stockade. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know When Meeting The Maasai”