Three days after arriving back in the UK, I’m spending the Lockdown in a granny flat at the bottom of […]
freynoHi there. I’m Phileas Fiona (nickname created by a friend, but she needn’t think she’s getting any royalties). At the grand old age of 42 (a number that Douglas Adams highlighted as being the answer to the meaning of life), I’ve resigned from my job, found a house and (more importantly) cat sitter and am heading off on a year’s worth of travel. Is this a midlife crisis? Have I booked the correct tickets? Will my visa applications be rejected? Is this this all going to go horribly wrong? Let’s find out. I’ve worked in Public Health in the UK for the last 20 years so I’m keen to use my travels to observe some of what happens in other countries to improve the public’s health. I also love finding street art in the different cities I visit, so expect to see lots of photos of brightly coloured murals too. Oh, and there will probably be quite a lot of cake too – I quite like the idea of afternoon tea in every major city I visit.
Day 207: Part 2 – Mission from Moscow
Boarding for my flight to London opened without any fanfare whatsoever and everybody just strolled forward. In Business Class, again(!), […]
Day 207: Part 1 – Mission from Moscow
I made it to Moscow! I didn’t expect to be back here. While Warsaw was lovely, Moscow was really the […]
Day 206: Waiting
While my plane wasn’t scheduled to fly until late evening, I was too fidgety to stay at the hostel or […]
Day 205: Pessimism
It is a bloody good job that I am a pessimist. I swear it improves my resilience. What has gone […]
Days 203 and 204: The end?
There was no post yesterday as I was late back to the hostel. This is going to be focused on […]
Day 202: Hmmm… now what?
Some days I have a plan and some days I go with the flow, and today’s blog is a little […]
Day 201: Bangkok by bus – you’re not getting on without a mask
At some point over the last 24 hours, Thailand upped its game on coronavirus. The bars in the street around […]
Day 200: Erawan Waterfalls and more coronavirus observations
The staff at the hostel where I am staying are great. They ask me what I plan to do each […]
Day 199: Vegetarian cooking with On
This morning I went for a cookery class with On, who has a vegetarian/vegan restaurant down the road from my […]