What I’ve learnt… One Year of Travel & Life Abroad

Tomorrow (26th October) officially marks the one year anniversary since I departed Auckland International Airport with my friend Emily on an overseas adventure to Japan, then Europe and eventually the United Kingdom, where I now live with my boyfriend David in London. We have done a lot in the last twelve months. Personally, I’ve visited […]

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A Guide to London: Setting Yourself Up

So you’ve arrived, Welcome! Hopefully now you’ve got your bearings between Big Ben and Hyde Park and maybe even managed to get a few things done from the first part of your Guide to London: Your First Few Weeks. Now you’re ready to start flat hunting, finding your community and settling into your new life. […]

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A Guide to London: Your First Few Weeks

I was 23 and had never lived anywhere but where I was born and raised. Picking up my whole life and moving it always seemed like a rite of passage. Yeah it was scary, but just be smart. Do life and do you. With that said, here’s my suggestions for how to do London. Before […]

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Overcoming Onsen Anxiety

We’ve just ended a beautiful day in Matsue with another Onsen (natural hot spring) at our hotel. Because of the position of Matsue on the Lake, this is our view every evening. While in Matsue we have visited Matsue Castle, Meimei-an Tea House and also noticed they don’t just cut trees down here when they […]

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Getting My Feet

It has been a whirlwind of emotions the last three days. I always knew the day would come where I could say “Tomorrow, I’m leaving on my OE”, but when that day actually arrives there are no words, no thoughts, just contentment in waiting.Β From excitement to depression, anxiety and hopefulness, I can finally rest to […]

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12 Days Until I Leave the Life I Know

I’ve only ever imagined going travelling as a fantastic, mesmerising, wonderous experience, until today, when I came across this slightly disheartening article; 5 Depressing Side Effects No One Tells You About Moving Abroad. Having been a long term traveller herself, Manon De Heus lists a few things she’s experienced from moving overseas; Your loved ones […]

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