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Dec 31 2015

2015: A Year of Getting the Balance Right in my Life

I am stepping away from what I usually post on Fridays to review the year.  Just to recap, at the end of 2014, I wanted to get the balance right in my life.  I had moved to Poland at the end of 2014, and I was working a lot, but not doing much of anything …

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Nov 03 2015

Life is a Journey

When I started this blog about independent travel, I had been on an extended trip around the world, travelling solo for the first time.  I envisaged the blog being only for people interested in extended journeys.  However, as time has passed, and as I have adapted to my ever-changing lifestyle, I have made it more inclusive, …

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Apr 14 2015

With Limited Time Off You Can Still Travel

I was at work on Saturday morning, chatting to one of the other teachers before our lessons started, and the topic of travel came up.  He was saying that he hasn’t seen much of Poland because we only get one day off per week.  The thing is, I get the same amount of time off as …

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Jan 27 2015

Don’t Settle. Live the Dream.

The past eight years have been a real rollercoaster ride.  If someone had told me all those years ago that I would be an expat in Poland, living in a shared, rented flat; teaching English; producing and publishing online content; and happily travelling around on my own with a backpack, there is no way on this earth …

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Dec 30 2014

2014: A Year of Spontaneity

For me, 2014 has been a strange kind of year.  Having reflected on it and while writing this post, the central theme for my life seems to have been one of spontaneity: ceasing opportunities and going with the flow.  I’m pleased with that because it shows that I moved on from last year which was …

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Oct 21 2014

My First Experience as an Expat in Poland

I had wanted to live abroad for a long time and, after two unsuccessful previous attempts, I decided to try again.  This time in Poland. I really had no idea what I was letting myself in for but, being as it was only a short plane ride from the UK, I wasn’t taking a massive risk. …

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