Uni’s over, now what? GAP year 2.0

GAP Year 2.0: Hello travel, blogging and doing what I love!

Have We Lost Our Ability to Talk to Strangers?

Yesterday, whilst waiting for my mum to pick me up from the train station, I took a seat on a 4 person bench where a guy was seated at the other side. He had his earphones plugged in and nervously looked at me once or twice. I was struggling with eating an icy-pole given that … Continue reading Have We Lost Our Ability to Talk to Strangers?

The Hardest Things About Packing (and Moving on in Life)

As the year draws to a close, so does this chapter of my life; living at a university residence. Whilst I've met some incredible people, done some awesome things and drank and awful amount of goon, I'm glad to move onto the next and currently unknown chapter. As I lay on my bed, walls cast … Continue reading The Hardest Things About Packing (and Moving on in Life)

Dangerous Words

'No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.' - Dead Poets Society Whilst sipping my coffee and exchanging gossip with a friend at uni today, we stumbled across two words which can destroy dreams. SHOULD and CAN'T Should - used to indicate obligation, duty or correctness Can't (Cannot/Can not) - … Continue reading Dangerous Words

Getting My Fix

I find it ever so empowering to believe in the power, strength and never ending ocean. Its chameleon colours stimulate our eyes. The sweet smell of salt tickles our taste buds. Its silky waters glide over our skin invigorating us with life and meaning. It sings to us a symphony of sounds from the highest … Continue reading Getting My Fix

Backpack or Suitcase?

Backpack or Suitcase? The age old question. Do you want to rock out the backpacker look or stroll elegantly and easily with a suitcase? Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and as someone who’s experienced both, I feel that I’ve got it down pat. I initially went over to London with a big suitcase. Suitcases … Continue reading Backpack or Suitcase?

Looking Back to Move Forward

"The Media" These two simplistic yet extravagant words, evoke diverse emotions and reactions within individuals across the world. The denotations of the media are relatively basic - "the means of communication, such as radio and television, newspapers, andmagazines, that reach or influence people widely." However the connotations of the media are exponential. From political corruption, sexualisation of children, a mediated public sphere, mass communication, controversy, exploitation, heroes, the list goes on.  I … Continue reading Looking Back to Move Forward