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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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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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Reykjavik, Iceland

Northern Lights on Cloudy Nights

“Oh my goodness!” The breath had been knocked out of my lungs. Or rather, not knocked so much as shoved. The shover in question was a middle aged American woman who lay heavily across my knees, neck straining against the cold interior plastic of the minibus door. “I can’t see anything!” she cried, her voice […]

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Diani beach Kenya boys football playing

The Three Month Update

I’ve been ‘back from Asia’ for three months now. Which also means it’s approximately three months more until I head out to Ecuador and discover whether teaching English to a group of children for a five month semester is something I’m actually able to do. There’s also been a lot happening in the world of Flora The […]

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Iceland Airwaves WWF volunteers party

Working for Free at Iceland Airwaves

Standing in a sweaty store cupboard, mere inches away from the main stage at Reykjavik’s Harpa concert hall, I held up a green tshirt against my bare chest with a certain amount of scepticism. I had been promised untold amounts of ‘female, size medium’ by the gruff bouncer out front. Clearly, these were all masquerading as […]

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Returning to Reykjavik: My Iceland Obsession

I wandered down the catwalk-worthy thoroughfare of my airy London office. All around me, hard working fingers typed confidently onto shiny keyboards. The smell of coffee and Pret A Manger sandwiches filled the air. Sidling up to my team’s manager’s desk, I opened my mouth. A little timidly, perhaps, but resolute. “Hi, Sam! So… I […]

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Photo of the Week: an Icelandic House

Driving through Iceland’s stunning landscapes, I chanced upon a field in the sun: a lone house breaking up the sky and the horizon.

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Capture The Colour

If you’ve ever been anywhere with me, whether its all the way to India or just on a night out in Norwich, you’ll know I normally have a camera somewhere on my person. It’s a trait I’ve successfully inherited from my mother, a woman who filled boxes with undeveloped camera films while she was waiting to […]

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