This is the final installment of a three part series about my trek to Machu Picchu. Read the first and second installments here! The Incas were blessed with ridiculously small feet. I know this for absolute certain because, while mine are a modest UK size 5.5, I still spent the majority of my time at [...]
This is the final installment of a three part series about my trek to Machu ...
This is the second installment of a three-part series about my trek to Machu Picchu. ...
This is the first installment of a three-part series about my trek to Machu Picchu. ...
“This can’t be the same station!” I looked out, bleary eyed, from the folds of ...
“Do you feel older than us?” asked Mhairi, as we sat in a cosy cafe ...
As is often the way when travelling, my daily lifestyle in Cuenca tends to revolve ...
“Hola Piña! Como vas?!” I turned around for the fifth time in half an hour ...
“Excuse me.” A middle aged woman passing our table stopped for a moment. She looked ...
This is the second installment of a three-part series about my trek to Machu Picchu. Read the first installment and the third installment here! The paths that wind downwards through the mountains on the second day of the Salkantay trek are narrow, twisting and peppered with rocks. But after a relaxing lunch, the views and [...]
This is the first installment of a three-part series about my trek to Machu Picchu. Read the second installment and the third installment here! “Obviously I’m not happy you’re sick, but I’m really glad you’re riding on the horses too. I don’t feel comfortable around them and I think they can sense it…” Me and [...]
“This can’t be the same station!” I looked out, bleary eyed, from the folds of sarong wrapped around my head. I’d spent the last half hour trying to fall asleep, but the combination of the Pan-American Highway’s ever present road bumps and a bus with zero suspension were doing their utmost to stop me. Through [...]
“Do you feel older than us?” asked Mhairi, as we sat in a cosy cafe on a Wednesday afternoon, discussing our travelling plans for the months ahead. I didn’t know how to answer for a minute. It’s a pretty loaded question to be honest, particularly when you’ve chosen to spend six months of your life [...]
As is often the way when travelling, my daily lifestyle in Cuenca tends to revolve around food. More specifically, the time of day and my location in the city dictates what exactly I’ll be eating. So there’s a strong likelihood that a bowl of fruit salad will be sat in front of me at 10:20 [...]
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 and literature in San Francisco, volunteered with villagers in Kenya and orphans in Lithuania, and worked with musicians in Iceland and celebrities in India.
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!
Where Am I?
Next stop: travelling overland from Ecuador to Colombia!
- Happy, Safe and Solo: Travelling in India by Yourself February 7, 2013
- Am I Incapable of Learning Spanish? January 23, 2013
- Why I Fell In Love With Lisbon October 1, 2012
- Travelling in 2012: A Photographic Roundup December 31, 2012
- The Besalu Bloghouse October 13, 2012
- The Salcantay Trek: Why I Closed my Eyes at Machu Picchu June 14, 2013
- The Salcantay Trek: What to Do When a Crazed Horse Breaks Your Collarbone June 7, 2013
- The Salcantay Trek: Riding a Horse with Altitude Sickness May 29, 2013
- Crossing the Ecuador Border on Foot: the Longest 100km of My Life May 23, 2013
- Colour, Chaos and Crazy Graffiti: Travelling the Age Gap May 18, 2013
- Motel Lower price (Hotels_Discount) In Tweets: Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appre...
- Giving Up English for Lent: [...] time I felt like I was properly starting to ...
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