I've had soaking wet feet for almost a week now and suspect I'm developing some kind of foot rot - my feet are all swollen and have turned a shade of purple.
Anyone who gave up on dry January after the first day will probably want to throw things at me by the end of this update because today I'm going to be all inspired and happy about my productive January! But if it makes you feel better, I completely failed at giving up chocolate this month. In fact, I failed so hard that my local cafe began giving me free chocolate truffles as a thank you for ordering so many on a daily basis. Maybe it's ok to fail sometimes...
This is a tropical archipelago boasting live, lava-spewing volcanoes, it’s a place where cannibals feasted on eager missionaries until fairly recently, where dugongs casually snuffle along the ocean bed, and where the local tribesmen demonstrate their masculinity by bungee jumping, naked, from a scaffold with only a vine tied around their ankles.
New year's eve in Reykjavik is like no where else on earth. The city has an appetite for fireworks that can't be fathomed unless you witness it in real life. Here's a little taster of what went on all night long in all the neighbourhoods of Iceland. Happy 2018!
It's been a dramatic morning! Im writing this from hospital in Kathmandu after being heli-lifted down from the mountains.
This seems to be a good place to meet fascinating characters. But It's also a place to meet very bored locals with terrible flirting skills.
Well it's official. I will be doing a solo trek across the Himalayas for 20 days. I bought my permits today and leave early tomorrow morning. I feel excited and terrified.
Well I’ve arrived, but not without incident. Both my credit and debit cards have been declined. After 35 minutes on the phone to my bank the cards still don’t work. I am penniless in Nepal and shall go to bed without any supper It’s a good job my hostel was kind enough to loan me... Continue Reading →