When you think of a country’s icons, what comes to mind? Is it the red phone boxes and double decker buses that throng London’s city streets? The Empire State Building that towers above New York City? The labyrinthine markets of Morocco? Of course, an icon isn’t just a physical landmark: the iconic part of a country could be experiences [...]
When you think of a country’s icons, what comes to mind? Is it the red phone ...
On the afternoon of International Women’s Day, I sat on a tiled Moroccan floor in ...
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I take a ridiculous amount of photos when I travel. Although I tend to attribute this ...
There are a few particular elements of urban life that I always watch out for ...
With the upcoming changes in travel restrictions for US citizens to Cuba, a lot more ...
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. ...
On the afternoon of International Women’s Day, I sat on a tiled Moroccan floor in a thick cloud of steam, my bare limbs slippery and wet. An aged woman with an expression of intent concentration sat with her legs outstretched; my body placed firmly in between them, her practiced fingertips vigorously massaging black soap into [...]
Walking in a city is an interesting occupation. At every step there are groups of people to squeeze between, smears of dog mess to hopscotch around and stretched-out wads of dirty chewing gum to avoid. There are oddly shaped houses and the glinting metal of office blocks glinting in the sun, mysteriously scented street food [...]
I take a ridiculous amount of photos when I travel. Although I tend to attribute this quality to my mother (who was a fervent snapper of every single thing she saw on holiday) it’s also a crucial part of being a travel blogger. Not just for illustrating articles, but also for remembering the details that I [...]
There are a few particular elements of urban life that I always watch out for when I travel. Give me one glimpse of an intriguing piece of street art and I’m lost for hours; the same thing happens in local food markets, and sadly I’m a sucker for following a pink-hued, soft-clouded sunset. While these are all common [...]
With the upcoming changes in travel restrictions for US citizens to Cuba, a lot more people are now planning their visits to the island. If you’ve got a limited budget but still want to see as much of Cuba as possible, then here’s my guide to travelling around Cuba on the cheap. And if you’ve [...]
Who is Flora The Explorer?
I’m Flora, a freelance writer, traveller and avid volunteer with an obsession for hunting out the weirdnesses of the world.
Over the last seven years I've lived in Florence & San Francisco, worked in India & Iceland, volunteered in Nepal & Lithuania, and more recently spent eighteen months attempting to become fluent in Spanish while journeying around South America. After stints as as a Colombian journalist, a Bolivian artificial limb maker and a Brazilian builder, I’ve come back to London for my Masters degree - and to plan my next adventure.
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 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Where Am I?
March 4th-8th: Fez and Chefchaouen, Morocco
March 9th-17th: South Africa
April: Paris, France
June: Dubrovnik, Croatia
September: walking throughout Spain for El Camino de Santiago.
- 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
- Sexism and Machismo: the Attitude to Women in Latin America October 23, 2014
- An Unusual Introduction to South Africa April 16, 2015
- Women Only: Inside a Moroccan Hammam April 2, 2015
- On Urban Walks and Inspiration March 17, 2015
- A Wander Through the Souks of Marrakech March 3, 2015
- The French Art of Reclaiming Spaces February 19, 2015
- pmaghamfar: Nice to meet you Flora, thanks so much for finding...
- Susan Schwartz: This is such an amazing piece to describe our firs...
- The Pueblo of Morado K'asa and its 200 Residents: […] La Paz? Es muy famoso – es un gran...
- theworldonmynecklace: I personally hated Pretoria but love the Drakensbe...
- kashacapetown: It was such a pleasure to read this piece, Flora. ...
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