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Category: Deep Thoughts

Some thoughts on women’s rights around the world

Some thoughts on women’s rights around the world

When I initially conceived of this blog post, I’d been planning to share some facts about gender equality from around the world, to highlight how wrong it is to focus most of our feminist energies on the problems at home (and in similar places to home, which for me is developed, Western nations) and remain unaware of the issues women are facing in other countries. However, it’s also important to not pretend that it’s only less developed countries that struggle…

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Is travel frivolous?

Is travel frivolous?

I have been thinking a lot recently about what I post here on Restless. (This post is going to completely disabuse anyone of the notion that I am chilled inside my own head. Get ready for some major overthinking). I feel torn between thinking that these posts are frivolous and unimportant and reminding myself that sharing stories and writing something you think is funny or interesting is not a worthless thing to do. Also, not everything needs to be serious and important…

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Expectations, reality and not seeing the northern lights

Expectations, reality and not seeing the northern lights

I’d be willing to bet good money that anyone who loves to travel would like to see the northern lights. Anyone who ever hangs out in the travel section of Instagram or has an interest in travel and landscape photography has probably seen numerous, astounding images of the stunning polar light phenomenon. They look incredible. It feels almost like a rite of passage for a keen traveller. There are only a few places on Earth where the lights are even…

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The truth about ‘paradise’

The truth about ‘paradise’

I didn’t know what to expect from the Seychelles. The impression I had was that, though incredibly beautiful, it was a place for luxury tourism. Reading blogs and websites prior to going had addressed some of these assumptions, but I still didn’t have a clear sense of whether they would feel like manicured tourist islands or, like most places, a destination with a central, local community to which you were just a visitor. When you live in a big city…

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On “beach bodies”

On “beach bodies”

There’s a weird cultural phenomenon where, before a holiday or the summer, people suddenly start trying to lose weight, solely for the purpose of looking thinner on the beach and in their holiday photos. Bikini bodies, beach bodies, summer bodies – whatever you call it, clearly there’s dissonance for many between the body they live in most of the time and the public body that they want others to see (or are less stressed about others seeing). The idea that…

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