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What comes after that one-way flight: the struggles of living abroad

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One of my favourite stories to tell is definitely the story of when I spent a week or so supermarket-hopping in London, on a mission to find Wudy sausages. I had been craving them for weeks, but could not find ANYONE who sold them anywhere around London. I took buses and crossed the city on…

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Fighting Terror with Courage: why we should travel now more than ever

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Exactly one year ago, I woke up a little later than usual in my cozy (read: small) room in Florence, ready to fly to Malta for Easter. I wanted to surprise my family and friends, so I decided to not tell anyone about it. Exactly one year ago I woke up to horrific sights of…

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Paris, you’ve made me fall in love again

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Once upon a time, in a far faraway island, my lovely sister promised me to take me to Paris. She never did. So upon the realisation that I was about to turn 25, knowing I might be about to experience my nth life crisis, I decided to speed the process up and spend my birthday…

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Moving to Italy: One year later

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If a year ago someone were to tell me that I’d be siting here today writing this post I’d probably first laugh at the absurdity of how impossible that might have been and secondly probably slightly hope it were true. I sit here in the house I’ve been slowly turning into a home, looking out…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part Three: The post holiday blues

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Alain de Botton, the same philosopher mentioned in part 1, and part 2 of this series, also speaks about the paradox of planes. There are two sets of people on one airplane – both with the same destination. one group is going back home, and another is going to a foreign country. One group has to…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part 2: Culture guilt & being in transition

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If you’re one of the selfie stick haters, fear not you are not alone. John Ruskin already bashed on the mentality of “modern travellers”, in the 19th century. The English critic found the attitude of modern travellers unacceptable, as he felt that people just looked at things and places and never actually thought properly about them.…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part One: Rebalancing Ourselves

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“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”  Never has a man been as right as Blaise Pascal, whose words resonate more than ever now that we can never quite sit quietly in a room alone without either logging into Instagram or Facebook, or in many people’s cases,…

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