I completed the epic process of travel vaccinations this week. Ok, I may being slightly dramatic but, with four clinic […]
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.
Trains, Cakes and Planning
Quite a few people have asked me about how I planned the trip, with a lot of interest specifically in […]
An Unexpected Source of Advice
I had an idea for a post on travel/holiday planning as everyone takes their own approach: some don’t do any […]
Climate Change:Let the Train take the Strain?
Carbon footprints, climate change, pollution, environmental damage and air quality are increasingly among the issues that many travellers are taking […]
Toilets: A Matter of Inconvenience
Yesterday I mentioned my mother’s pragmatic yet blunt advice on choosing when to embark on an epic travelling adventure: “before […]
Why am I taking a year out to go travelling?
Here’s a snapshot of some of the questions I’ve been asked over the last few days, as I’ve started to […]