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2018: a year in review

2018: a year in review

It feels almost sacrilegious to have enjoyed 2018. Politically, environmentally, socially; it was bad. Trump put children in cages, Brazil elected its first fascist government in decades and Brexit chaos took over the news – and Westminster – for weeks. The climate is warming. The Earth is fucked. Just this week, news reports of the number of migrants trying to reach the UK was reported as a problem for the UK, rather than all the people crossing dangerous seas in…

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Narrowly avoiding concussion on Australia’s West Coast

Narrowly avoiding concussion on Australia’s West Coast

I read a lot of travel blogs. For me, there is no better procrastination than reading about places and moments that I’d want to experience. Or liking shark pictures on Instagram. But I am always interested in shark encounters (just… don’t, okay? Everyone has their weird interests) so I guess this does loosely fall into the same category. This being said, I don’t just read other blogs to procrastinate. I also read them for inspiration. By reading a variety of…

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How I know that Vietnam’s international healthcare is great

How I know that Vietnam’s international healthcare is great

I recently chronicled the story of me and Sophie travelling the entire length of Vietnam, and then some, in one day in order to get from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Cat Ba Island, which is off the north coast. Some of you might have noticed a few references to a burn I was nursing while on this adventure. We had a great time charging through Vietnam, but waking up the morning after arriving in our lodge,…

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