The short story: Proud defender of Margherita Pizza. Believer in the power of dance to soothe the soul. Travel obsessed.
The long story: I guess I have always been a bit of a hyped up kid with a flair for the dramatic and a tendency towards the impulsive. Part of this aspect of my personality is what has led me to develop a deep interest in travel and all the ways in which this can enrich your life. I am an ordinary Kiwi girl (though I was born in South Africa and I’m still able to tap back into the accent on request) with a passion for living life with a smile, a sense of humour and a profound appreciation.
So far, my main experiences abroad have consisted of family holidays with the security of my parents firmly by my side and I’ve enjoyed this method of dipping into the metaphorical travel pool with my safe dolphin floatie keeping me out of harm’s way.
Last year I decided to embark on my first solo trip with a touch of group travel thrown in for parts. After completing my last exam of my four year conjoint Bachelor of Arts (Film and Media Studies) and Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), I was hopping onto a plane bound for Nepal shortly thereafter. I have written about my travels to Nepal over here, if you are interested to hear my thoughts on this unique and beautiful country.
Dolphin floatie nowhere in sight as I trekked up through to Annapurna Base Camp in the West Himalayas, I realised I had never once felt more invigorated than I did on that trek. I loved everything about my experience of being completely lost out in the middle of nature and in the middle of discovery.
This year, I have decided to embark upon longer term travel, beginning with two weeks in Greece where I will spend 6 days on the mainland, followed by 9 days of island hopping. I am then meeting up with a good frie
nd of mine, Jess, in London where we will be joining up with a TopDeck tour group for a 28 day whirlwind around Western Europe.
After my European summer, I will be moving to New York City to live and work in the United States for a year and hopefully I will be able to spend a large amount of time exploring North America in depth.
My aims of this blog is to hopefully chronicle my journey through a mixture of writing my impressions of cities or historical landmarks, sharing unique travel anecdotes and standout highs and lows of my experience, as well as by documenting all that my eyes behold with photographs. Once I have been on the road for a substantial amount of time, I hope that I may extend sharing my experience to offering tips and advice that I find to be invaluable.
As my interest in writing extends beyond travel, I have always wanted to craft my blog to be a personal scrapbook, therefore it may contain an eclectic assortment of posts that may deviate from the general travel theme.
I have titled it, “a jumble of letters”, which has a twofold meaning, the first refers to writing in and of itself consisting of a jumble of letters that we form into order and significance. The second is that even though it is digitally based, I do view my blog as a series of jumbled up letters written to myself and to others.