I loved my time WWOOFing in Italy in 2016. WWOOFing allowed me the opportunity to be emerged in the Italian culture, meet new friends, to get hands-on experience working on a farm, and the opportunity to learn about sustainable living and lifestyle. So when I ‘settled’ in the UK and started working full time (the grind of Monday to Friday), I wanted to continue with my WWOOFing journey on the weekends.
My first weekend WWOOFing experience at Lower Shaw Farm.
This is part 2 of my two post series about my Egypt experience. This article is about my personal thoughts and feelings of Egypt - the good and not-to-good I experienced first-hand whilst in Egypt.
This is the first post of my two part posts about my Egypt experience.
When my boss granted me leave for 12 days, I knew I wanted to ‘get away’ and explore somewhere new. After friends recommended Travel Talk Tours, I found the perfect tour which catered for my timeframe and budget – Explore Egypt 9 day tour. Within a week I had booked the tour, my flights, and insurance, then six weeks later I left for a tour which would see another childhood dream come true.
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett
I’m still ‘a work in progress’ but travelling has given me opportunities to grow and explore the type of person I want to be. I know, it sounds so cliché and just typing this makes me want to laugh out loud; but hey, I guarantee you, you will never return home the same person you were before you left.
Travelling Italy was a huge childhood dream come true. Italy was also the first country I ever WWOOFed in. WWOOFing in Italy enhanced and added to my experience and cultural exchange I was looking for in my travels.
There are 12 lessons I learnt from my first three WWOOFing placements in Italy
With 2018 only hours away, do you have a “wish list” for 2018? Or are you somebody who loves to ‘wing’ things – you know, the ‘fly by the seam of your pants’ kinda person? Me – I love to create ‘actions’ list with activities I want to strive to work towards in the new year.
It’s that time of year… the festive season. Travelling or being away from home during this time of year can be hard especially if you are travelling solo.
There are ten tips on how I have survived the festive season especially travelling solo.
Countless positives have been proven (by studies and science) about the health, psychological, mental and social benefits of ‘helping out’, ‘leaning a hand’, ‘volunteering’. This post is about how my travel volunteering began in 2016.
I fall in love with the Scottish Highlands after a five-day tour at the beginning of 2017 and vowed I would return to discover more of this stunning land. In September 2017, I found myself with a week free and purchased a £18 return coach ticket with Megabus (from London to Glasgow return); it was time to explore.