Archive | December, 2012

Travelling in 2012: A Photographic Roundup

It’s been an odd twelve months. I knew this year would involve a lot of travel, but I didn’t count on quite so much. This time last year, I was mainly blogging for my friends and family; now, I feel like I’m writing for a much bigger audience. And three continents and ten countries later, […]

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Crisis at Christmas volunteering homeless

Helping the Homeless: Volunteering with Crisis at Christmas

My first volunteering shift with Crisis at Christmas was in December 2007. My first task was clearing the food trays in the canteen, after the guests had finished their breakfast. I was eighteen, slightly overwhelmed and completely unsure about how I was supposed to behave. The first instinct I had was to just keep my head […]

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Photo of the Week: A Wheel on Fire

Celebrating New Year on the banks of the Thames is an old habit for many Londoners, but watching fireworks spark off the capsules of the Millennium Wheel is a relatively new and altogether breathtaking experience.

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Why It Doesn’t Really Feel Like Christmas to Me

When I was younger, we used to spend Christmas at my grandma’s house in the country. It was a big old farmhouse, filled with spiders and dust and a whole bedroom of mysterious collectibles that belonged to the grandpa I never met. Along the upstairs corridor there was a window, its sill scattered with ornaments […]

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Photo of the Week: Waking Up in Wadi Rum

After sleeping under the Jordanian night skies in a Bedouin camp, I awoke to find my welcoming host still sleeping peacefully beside me.  

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Photo of the Week: Holi Cow!

  After a long and colourful day of powder throwing at the Holi festival in Orchha, the local animals show off their new looks. Keeping it casual and cool, as most Indian cows are.

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Touching Two Continents in Three Degrees: Snorkelling the Silfra Rift

With grey rain lashing against the windows, our little minibus pulled into a barren car park in the middle of the Icelandic countryside. Louis, our driver, pointed to a little hut in front of us: the only sign of life in the immediate vicinity. “Ok, time to get you guys changed!” At Louis’s instruction, I […]

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