“I follow the arrows, and when my feet hurt, I stop. What more do I need?” Our group of pilgrims sits at a circular table made of stainless steel in a nameless town in Spain, a fresh round of beers in front of us. As Carol argues her case for why the Camino is so simple, […]
“I follow the arrows, and when my feet hurt, I stop. What more do I ...
If your life is anything like mine, November is an unexpectedly manic month. Maybe it’s ...
NB: Long-term readers may remember that during my travels through South America, I wrote a ...
“I really want a garden.” Lelde steps carefully between the brambles and blueberry bushes, a red ...
A lot of people don’t understand the Camino. When you tell them you’re voluntarily walking four ...
Table Mountain is a South African icon. This bizarrely flat plateau towers above the high-rises and ...
“Is my little toe supposed to feel numb?” I’m walking through the forests of Sigulda with ...
I dip my paddle’s curved edge into the still, green water. The banks of the river ...
If your life is anything like mine, November is an unexpectedly manic month. Maybe it’s because everyone’s preparing for the end of the year; maybe the worsening weather makes us simultaneously more lazy and more desperate to get motivated. Whatever it is, I’ve been mired in all kinds of work – from freelance writing projects to typing […]
NB: Long-term readers may remember that during my travels through South America, I wrote a series of articles about my Spanish learning progress called ‘The Spanish Challenge’. It’s been a while since I added to the series – but the Camino is the perfect place for its resurrection! “Que es una chinche?!” It was almost […]
“I really want a garden.” Lelde steps carefully between the brambles and blueberry bushes, a red handled knife in her hand. She is looking for mushrooms. I don’t know the layout of this forest, but Lelde seemingly does. She follows an invisible path between fir trees and pines, tracking her way across springy mounds of bright […]
A lot of people don’t understand the Camino. When you tell them you’re voluntarily walking four hundred kilometres through Spain with all your possessions on your back, they don’t believe you at first. Once you’ve convinced them that, yes, you’re serious – just like many thousands of other people from all over the world, who do […]
Table Mountain is a South African icon. This bizarrely flat plateau towers above the high-rises and hotels that jostle for space on the Cape Town skyline, is visible from every direction, and welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors every year. I’ve always had the desire to stand at the top of Table Mountain, although I’ve never known […]
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?
throughout September: walking across Spain for El Camino de Santiago.
October: Vorarlberg, Austria
- Sexism and Machismo: the Attitude to Women in Latin America October 23, 2014
- 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
- El Camino de Santiago: I’m Walking ‘The Way’ Across Spain January 8, 2015
- A Day in the Life of a Camino Pilgrim November 22, 2015
- Autumn Walks in the Austrian Alps November 11, 2015
- The Spanish Challenge: Walking the Camino with Spaniards November 4, 2015
- Foraging in Forests: A Latvian Love for Mushrooms October 20, 2015
- You Know You’ve Walked the Camino When… October 13, 2015
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- Jessi P (2Feet1World): Loving these posts Flora - it's so fascinating to...
- Dudhwa National Park: Wow!! Its Camino, I love this place, but till now ...
- Faiz Alam: Lovely share here... Excellent post to read... Fl...
- Faiz Alam: Flora you are a cute traveler, Really this post in...
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