The Death of My Twenties in Varanasi, India

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I said goodbye to my twenties in Varanasi. India was somewhere I had always wanted to go, but was terrified of. Stories of filth, poverty and chaos filled me with anxiety, and yet, I was drawn to the place. So, instead of throwing a party, and paying for other people to get drunk, I decided to face my fears and experience this mysterious, crazy country first hand. When I told someone I would be spending my 30th birthday in the … Keep reading…

The Thing About Stuff Is…

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A few years before my Nana died, she started giving away her stuff. Returning it, in fact. If you had given her something- a nice teapot or fancy dish perhaps, you got it back. She even started giving family photos back to their respective people of origin. She was perfectly healthy, and had no intention of going any time soon, but for some reason, she felt like getting rid of her stuff. … Keep reading…

Confessions of a Hammam Virgin

Last night Tyrhone and I went through some of our old travel photos. That set off some reminiscing, and has definitely strengthened our resolve to change our lives and set off into the world to see where it takes us. I thought I would share an experience I had in Istanbul a couple of years ago.  It was the end of a two month overland-and-sea journey through Greece and Turkey. I was in desperate need of some pampering… … Keep reading…

Hello World! Deciding To Travel Long-term

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I thought the WordPress template title was very fitting for my first ever blog post! Not that I am expecting to take over the world with this site or anything, I mean, success is great but I’m sure world domination is overrated. Not to mention stressful! And where I am at the moment, stress is something I would really like to avoid. I’ve been getting inspired by some ‘re-design your life’  type blogs, like Almostfearless.com, and one could say that I … Keep reading…