I’m on my way to work, it’s 5.30am and my legs are already part numb. The 20 minute walk at this time of the morning in Montreal is not an easy one. It’s -11 Celsius out here, I can’t feel my nose anymore, perhaps that salty taste in my mouth is nasal juice trickling in? … More Au revoir Quebec
So, we made it. Suffering at the worst of times and struggling to accept that the best times were only getting better! It took us 13 days; we travelled across 16 states and clocked 5988km on the trusty odometer. There were times that we repeatedly questioned ‘Where the hell are we?’ and ‘Who’s idea was … More Montreal, You ice-covered beauty!
At this point I feel like I am a tiny human living inside a snow globe sat upon a mantelpiece. This town is whiter than anything I have ever seen. It blinds you to even attempt looking ahead. Making things worse, I am trying to make my way to the Interstate 90 but I can’t … More Oh My Gosh It’s Cold!
It was six o’clock in the morning when I woke up to the noise of my dreaded alarm. Slightly disorientated, I rolled over and pulled back a piece of insulation lining the windows of our van, snow covered the entire pane of glass. Opening the door I found myself in a Walmart car park … More Snowed in.
So our first Vansperiment occurred! We finally had two days off work at the circus and couldn’t wait to get out of grimy Gastown and jump into our trusty Dodge – Dorothy. It was a getaway that we very much needed to work out all the quirks of our beloved van and get a sneak … More Vantastic
So here I am, living in Vancouver – the rain capital of Canada, and also the only place in the world that I have felt the need to spend and excessive amount of money on an umbrella. But this city doesn’t deserve a bad wrap, the stunning snow capped peak of Grouse Mountain in the … More The Dream is Alive.
Am I on an Island off the coast of Tanzania or in the center of a Medina in Morocco? It’s hard to tell the difference. The call to prayer ricochets off the high walls down to the alleyways below, cats are scurrying around at my feet and the smell of spices fills the air. Turning … More Zanzibar Island – Paradise
I was fourteen years old when I made my first travel bucket list, it was after a family holiday to Singapore which sparked my interest in culture, I found it amazing how one small country had such strong influences from India, China and Malaysia moulded into a unique culture of its own. As a teenager, … More The Great Migration
Red Rocks campsite is in a small town 100km north of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. We had crossed the border from Uganda earlier in the day, played a three-hour volleyball match amongst our tour group and had a delicious local feast of ugali, beans and beef. It had been a fun day – … More The Horror of a Rwandan Tale
It was still dark as we set off from Kisoro town for the mountains. The road was rocky and slippery, enough to keep your head spinning when the vehicle stops moving – an African massage – as they call it over here. The sun was slowly rising over the mountain ranges; I looked down into … More Bwindi National Park – Home of the Mountian Gorilla