Friday morning marked the arrival of some very big news.
Both on the world stage, and on my own, private little stage.
Things Travel Taught Me
Ooph. Well, it's been a clunky, clamorous year. And we've nearly made it to the end, which in
Oh, the times, they are a changin'...
The Baobab Trees of Madagascar
A strange thing happened the other week. A "tradition"
Looking Back: Memoirs of a Solo Bike Trip
Right now, the blood zips around my body in a feverish fizz of bewilderment
A Digital Detox to Madagascar
So, this is it. I’m going on a digital detox as the cool kids are calling it
UPDATE: I'm currently in Latvia having a wonderful time. This was written some time ago but I thought it may still make
Things have been going well, lately. And it’s difficult to tell if that’s good for me
In the last fortnight I’ve
It's that time of year again! A helter-skelter scramble to the finish line before all the excitement and possibility
Busy, busy, busy. Somehow, for some reason, in many places in the world we’ve created a culture that glorifies busy.
I've been spending more time with young children lately and it's no surprise for me to tell you that the world delights
This week I'm heading to Nuremberg, the place Hitler called "the most German of all cities." It was here that he staged his
"We need you to keep your eyes open so we can see when you're falling asleep."
Fine, yes. After all, I'd done this
Somehow, four years have passed since I started this blog. In that time I've moved house (and countries)
Conversation in the passport processing centre...
Passport lady: which photo do you want me to use?
Me: I don't mind.
The #DragonRoute ends - and the write-up begins
Images and whispers dance through my mind, my ears buzz from caffeine
Tomorrow it will be too late to plan and too late to pack.
Tomorrow, the dragon route begins.
Dusty, ink-filled pages bound together and towering upwards from the street. Shelves spilling knowledge
The Sands of Time
Today, I arrived in Barcelona. It’s not my first time but it has been a long time.
Today, the salty
A Beautiful Moment
Apparently, it's bad form to write about sunsets. And even to take photos of them. And even to start
Tonight, my past caught up with me. Not in a thriller kind of way, with howls of wind and a ghostly nemesis, nor even
The Phone Call You Dread
Two days ago, I heard some bad news. The sort that starts with a phonecall, moves on to pacing,
The country of Saudi Arabia has quite a reputation – and is certainly not an easy place for a woman to travel alone. Yet