I took a pinch of biltong between my fingers and stuffed into my mouth. The dry meat was salty, tangy, and really quite delicious: from across the Blue Train’s carriage, Vanessa nodded in approval at my reaction. “See?” she said, taking a sip of her freshly mixed Bloody Mary through a long white straw. “That’s […]
I took a pinch of biltong between my fingers and stuffed into my mouth. The ...
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On the afternoon of International Women’s Day, I sat on a tiled Moroccan floor in ...
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Over Christmas, my friend announced that she’s planning to run the London marathon in April. She’s ...
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 […]
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 […]
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?
May: Glasgow, Scotland
June: Dubrovnik, Croatia
July: Cesis, Latvia
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
- Sexism and Machismo: the Attitude to Women in Latin America October 23, 2014
- Falling for a Traveller: My On the Road Relationship May 16, 2014
- On Board the Blue Train: Travelling in South African Luxury April 30, 2015
- 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
- Tarina: Wait, I think Isaac has a point. Incredible as it...
- Alex: Well its quite a bad thing the staring, the whistl...
- Cesar: OH MY GOD LADIES! You all do relish your victimho...
- ivy kriste: Beautiful writing and pictures. Thanks for sharing...
- Joyce: Hi was checking your blog Lucky will trade off to ...
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