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 [...]
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. ...
“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 ...
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
March: Fez and Chefchaouen, Morocco
April: Paris, France
April: Catalonia, Spain
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
- The French Art of Reclaiming Spaces February 19, 2015
- How to Travel in Cuba on the Cheap January 30, 2015
- 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
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- Diane: You asked for training tips and other ways to prev...
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