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A Blog For Me

2 years, 2 months ago.

So much has changed in the time I have been away from this site that I can barely begin to list it. This coupled with the shock of logging in to a completely changed gapyear.com site from what I remember... read more »

A Change of Scene, A Change of Life

1 year, 8 months ago.

A Change of Scene, A Change of Life In July 2009, I was lounging on a Thai beach, genuine Roy-Bon aviators on my head, customary well-worn Havainas on my feet, and I had a decision to make. The classic... read more »

A New Year’s Eve with a Bang

1 year, 3 months ago.

A New Year’s Eve with a Bang I thought I’d seen some fireworks displays in my life, but for me the king of all fireworks displays was at Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia in 2009 / 2010. It was... read more »

A tale of coca, crawling and colonization

1 year, 8 months ago.

Feeling fully refreshed after our hippy hide-away, we braved the infamously bad Bolivian mountain roads and caught 12 hour night bus to the city of Sucre. The white-washed, colonial buildings of this bustling... read more »

Bye Bye China… And Hello Nepal!

1 year, 9 months ago.

Bye Bye China... And Hello Nepal! Wednesday July 5th - Tuesday July 10th After an evening of tearful goodbyes in Jinhua and an early start, followed by a hysterically inefficient ‘inspection’ of... read more »

Colombia, que rico!

1 year, 5 months ago.

"I'd like you to promise me just one thing, Tom", my dad pleaded before I left for South America, "promise me that you won't go to Colombia?" At the time I think I deftly dodged the question, but it... read more »

Eccles-on-Sea, Norfolk, UK

2 years, 6 months ago.

Eccles on Sea is a wonderful village on the North Norfolk coast which I have been visiting regularly since I was a child. A dusty, charmingly bleak place with a population of just a few hundred, consisting... read more »

From Mountains to Meditation

1 year, 6 months ago.

From Mountains to Meditation Wednesday 29th - Tuesday 4th Getting to Rishikesh was, as it turns out, not so unlike one of Hercules’ labours. There’s no direct bus from Shimla - big surprise - so... read more »

heart or head.. love or travel?

2 years, 7 months ago.

my heart and head are driving me mad! for months now ive been thinking do i stay for him ? i love him.. hes been in my life for 4 years we've been apart and together again and then apart again.. or do... read more »

Hello Vietnam! Saigon… You’re mental!

2 years, 5 months ago.

So here we are! Hello Vietnam... After leaving all the mixed up feelings behind we arrived with an open mind and looking forward to experiencing the madness of Saigon everyone has been preparing us for... read more »

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