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Living with intent, social engagement, learning, growing, giving

Two weeks in the Americas

At the end of July I returned to the lovely city of Bogotá. Seven months ago there were more security measures, for example to enter a shopping centre carpark, first all … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Around the World in 16 Days

16 days, 7 currencies, 3 languages other than English, 12 Economy Class flights around the whole world. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last 2 weeks! Travelling for work isn’t … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

One more postcard from Rio

I started my day with a tasty grain-free breakfast at the rooftop restaurant at my hotel. The range and quality of fruits was excellent and I greatly enjoyed both the … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Postcard from Rio

Around the world in 16 days. That’s what I’m currently doing. After spending a week in the Middle East swathed in a big black abaya and hijab I feel liberated … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

5 pueblitos near Bogotá

For my final day in Bogotá I decided to hire a driver and head out of town to explore beyond the mountains that ring the city, take a break from … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Musings from Quito

From Bogotá I travelled to a country I’ve wanted to visit, Ecuador, specifically Quito. Having travelled for a month through Peru as a backpacker in 2003 I was expecting Quito … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Musings from Bogotá

After 32 hours of economy class travel I was delighted to arrive in Bogotá last night though I admit that I was apprehensive after reading the Wikitravel site! I pre-arranged … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 4 Comments
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