“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 [...]
“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 first cigar I ever smoked was when I was studying abroad in Florence. My ...
Good English food is one of the things I find the hardest to be apart ...
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 [...]
I’ve never been a fan of cycling. The last time I actually owned a bike I was aged about 13, and it sat in the garden growing rusty while I argued with my mum about how embarrassing it was going to be for me to wear a helmet if I attempted to cycle to school. [...]
Castles, forests, Catholicism. And gypsies. And Dracula. I’m not proud of it, but these have long been the sole buzzwords I’ve always associated with Romania. Along with a lot of countries in Eastern Europe (and the continent in general), it’s been a place I’ve always vaguely wanted to visit but never really made the push to do [...]
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?
Next stop: France, Belgium, then who knows?
- 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
- 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
- Sexism and Machismo: the Attitude to Women in Latin America October 23, 2014
- Danish Lessons in How to Ride a Bike October 9, 2014
- Joe Bowen: I am an avid cigar smoker. I have smoked many Cub...
- Tamara: I've felt harassed in mexico, but the major diffe...
- Sophie: I went to Copenhagen back in October and I shamefu...
- Dalene: I completely empathize with this post Flora, and y...
- Me: I lost my Mum suddenly in 22009 also. Travelling s...
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