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Fiji Travel Journal Part Three: Binkies, Babes and Bathtubs

(Psst, need to catch up? Here's Part One: Donuts, Margaritas and Waistcoats, and here's Part Two: Airports, Adoption and the Kindness of Strangers) There are some women who travel very well. Their bags have little compartments in them. They carry spare pens. They have little bottles of water to spritz their faces. These women plan… Continue reading Fiji Travel Journal Part Three: Binkies, Babes and Bathtubs

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Fiji Travel Journal Part Two: Airports, Adoption and the Kindness of Strangers

Catch up with ‘Part One: Donuts, Margaritas and Waistcoats’ here! Thursday 20 September I wake up. Head fuzzy. Where am I? It’s dark. Ohmygod. There’s a woman. Right there. She’s tall. Thin and tall. She’s staring at me. Watching me sleep. Seriously, where am I?! Who is this stranger?! Is she going to kill me?!… Continue reading Fiji Travel Journal Part Two: Airports, Adoption and the Kindness of Strangers

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Fiji Travel Journal Part One: Donuts, Margaritas and Waistcoats

Wednesday 19 September I wake up with that excited Christmas-morning feeling. We leave for Auckland today, then Fiji tomorrow! Unfortunately, my fervor is offset with a nagging feeling of anxiety, as I’m convinced that I’ve forgotten to pack something vital, and check that my passport is in my bag at least six times before I’ve… Continue reading Fiji Travel Journal Part One: Donuts, Margaritas and Waistcoats

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Preparing for international travel

Despite the fact that I’m leaving for Fiji tomorrow, I haven’t even started thinking about packing. You’d think that a child of divorce would have this stuff down pat, right? Every second weekend was spent at Dad’s house, so surely I’d be able to get the necessities into a bag with minimal fuss? No. My… Continue reading Preparing for international travel

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Expanding one’s mind through travel

They say travel broadens the mind. They say that meeting new people and having new experiences can fundamentally change who you are. I’m not sure who ‘they’ are, but I imagine ‘they’ are intelligent, worldly types, who wear jewellery fashioned out of Nepalese tree bark, while they drink obscure teas and pepper conversations with stories of… Continue reading Expanding one’s mind through travel