Two Sides of the Road: Zhuhai, China

How does the self fit into a new city? Does it lose itself among the different and surreal culture or does it shape the culture around the familiar and the self? On one side of the road there is a huge American style mall with bright lights and colourful Chinese symbols flashing at me.  There…

Leaving San Francisco: Part Two

Our first lift was from a Peruvian couple who weren’t going far but said that they could drive us to the coast at Pacifica – barely outside San Francisco. We gratefully accepted (mostly out of desperation to get off the road) and agreed that as it was getting late, our best bet was to pitch…

Leaving San Francisco: Part One

I arrived in San Francisco on April 16th with a suitcase full of clothes and a plan to stay there for three months working in a hostel only a five minute walk away from Union Square. I had just about $1000 to my name and as my work covered my room, I figured that this…

“Boring” Belgium

February 2015 I booked my flight to Belgium without knowing much about it because I had a friend that lived in Brussels I wanted to visit. The closer it got to my travel date, the more jokes I heard about there being absolutely nothing to do in Belgium. My ten days spent there would have…

Mallorca Moments

4 Museums, 2 art galleries, 3 harbours, 9 beaches, 4 meals out, 1 comedy show, 5 cafes, 1 afternoon swimming, 10 buskers, 1 lighthouse and 14 nights in a beautiful Mallorca apartment… for the price of 24.3 pints at the local pub. Two weeks in Maraxi, Mallorca with a Workaway family who will be giving me…