Over Christmas, my friend announced that she’s planning to run the London marathon in April. She’s running for a cause important to both of us: her mum passed away from breast cancer three years ago, the same cancer that took my own mum. My first thought was extreme respect – running for 26 miles straight is no [...]
Over Christmas, my friend announced that she’s planning to run the London marathon in April. She’s ...
The train burst out of its tunnel into the golden light of an early morning. ...
“So where are you from?” asks the girl chopping up onions beside me. We’ve been preparing ...
I’ve known two of my closest friends for over a decade. We met during our ...
At the top of the world sits a little red house. There is a garden ...
Travelling as a woman will always open up avenues that are unavailable to men. Despite ...
I’ve never been a fan of cycling. The last time I actually owned a bike ...
Castles, forests, Catholicism. And gypsies. And Dracula. I’m not proud of it, but these have ...
The train burst out of its tunnel into the golden light of an early morning. I looked at the frost on the peaks of ploughed field earth; the low roofed farm houses; the copses of trees clustered against the curves of narrow roadways. Squares of bright green vegetation rushed past. Banks of orange leaves and [...]
“So where are you from?” asks the girl chopping up onions beside me. We’ve been preparing food in the companionable semi-silence of a small hostel kitchen for a good few minutes: it’s time to have the obligatory initial travellers conversation. “Oh, I’m from London, in England. How about you?” I reply – and the girl’s curiosity [...]
I’ve known two of my closest friends for over a decade. We met during our first year of secondary school, spending our lunch breaks with our legs stretched out between rows of blue metal lockers and writing notes to each other in class. For the last few years, it’s been harder to keep our friendship [...]
At the top of the world sits a little red house. There is a garden just outside the front door, fenced in by a wooden gate, which looks out across a valley of mountains covered in trees. In the house lives a radiologist. For seven days at a time, he spends his days shuffling from room [...]
Travelling as a woman will always open up avenues that are unavailable to men. Despite being foreigners and strangers, we often connect with local children, young mothers, and old ladies with an immediacy borne from an innate trust in our gender. We are invited into Indian wedding ceremonies and Thai family kitchens, and given privileges that [...]
Who is Flora The Explorer?
I'm a writer and traveller with a self penned obsession for the weirdnesses of the world.
Over the last six years, I've studied Italian in Florence & literature in San Francisco, volunteered with villagers in Kenya & orphans in Lithuania, & worked with musicians in Iceland & celebrities in India. For the last year, I've been travelling & volunteering my way through South America.
My vague aim is to visit every continent twice before I turn thirty one – and explore as much of the world as possible in the meantime! Follow along with my adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.
Where Am I?
Currently: in London, England.
Next stop: Lille in Jan, Paris in Feb, & Spain to walk El Camino in May.
- Happy, Safe and Solo: Travelling in India by Yourself February 7, 2013
- Am I Incapable of Learning Spanish? January 23, 2013
- Six Days for $900: Doing the Galapagos on a Budget June 21, 2013
- Falling for a Traveller: My On the Road Relationship May 16, 2014
- Can Drinking Ayahuasca Change Your Life? October 18, 2013
- El Camino de Santiago: I’m Walking ‘The Way’ Across Spain January 8, 2015
- A Literary Escape to the Fairytale City of Leuven December 27, 2014
- How to Travel the World (Without Leaving London) December 8, 2014
- Autumn Indulgence in the English Countryside November 21, 2014
- The Romanian Radiologist who Lives at the Top of the World November 5, 2014
- El Camino de Santiago: I'm Walking 'The Way' Across Spain: […] let’s not forget it’s the pe...
- El Camino de Santiago: I'm Walking 'The Way' Across Spain: […] in Peru; climbed down the bottom of the ...
- Toni - Reclaiming Your Future: I think it's great that you're pushing yourself ...
- rhinoplasty application: Many Asian clients ask undertake a bridge formed t...
- Francesca: Very interesting - I am just back from Cuba and ha...
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