Waking up at 6:30am to the sounds of cockerels calling, walking in the misty morning air to the village and being greeted by the three most gorgeous horses was the make up of my four weeks volunteering in Belize, and I loved it. I experienced the kindest hospitality by the locals and expats and felt part of a family that I didn't want to leave. I also managed to get some great architectural experience which was a lucky bonus, and for me, this workaway ended up being the perfect way to spend a month.
Letter 158 In just 1 week I will be taking my first of 4 flights over to India. It will not only be my first visit to India, but also to the continent of Asia, and I can't wait. Expect sunrises, temples, patterns and people. Also expect a very tired, sweaty Lou returning to the … Continue reading Our Rajasthani Roadtrip
Letter 157 In the space of a year, or 40 letters, my plans have completely changed. Plans for work, for living and, most importantly, for travel. It's strangely apt that I wrote letter 117 about my travel plans after university, and letter 137 about how they've changed and how much travel I would be doing … Continue reading My travel plans have COMPLETELY changed.
Letter 152 The analogy that everyone's life is a unique jigsaw puzzle that we are blindly building, is the perfect way to explain so many fundamental things. That we're all fiddling around with different pieces trying to figure out how to create a perfect picture that we can't yet imagine. That sometimes pieces don't fit … Continue reading Life is a jigsaw puzzle
Letter 137 This is not only the 137th letter on my site, it also marks 2 years of blogging! These past years have flown by incredibly quickly and this time next year I will be in a very different place (in life and geographically). So in this letter I wanted to celebrate 3 things; firstly, … Continue reading This year will be the best yet!
Letter 127 "Do you ever get homesick when you're away?" "Actually no. I find I just get travel-sick when I'm home." I've had this same conversation with a lot of my friends and family who find it difficult to comprehend that I like to go away for months at a time, on my own, and … Continue reading Homesick or Travelsick?
Letter 109 I've been pretty silent for the last month. In actual fact, I last posted almost 6 weeks ago! The main reason for this is that I've been pretty wrapped up in Edinburgh's Fringe Festival for the last 4 weeks, and prior to this I was enjoying myself far too much in Montenegro. So … Continue reading I survived Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival
Letter 87 I turned 20 this week. I hit the next decade of my life, and to celebrate, I spent the weekend exploring a new part of Scotland. Every time I visit a different part of Scotland I realise how wonderful and diverse the country really is. So today, in letter 87, I would like … Continue reading A trip to Fife: flowers, beaches and castles
Letter 50 2016 has been a good, hard, tiring, wonderful year and in 10 days I will fondly look back on it, and happily step into 2017. This year has probably been one of the hardest of my life as it began with the death of a close family member. I won't go into personal … Continue reading What a year
Letter 49 I managed to get so close to 50 letters, or blog posts, and life got in the way. Did I really say life? I meant university. I actually mean architecture. So here we are at letter 49 and I find myself owing a big explanation as to why it's taken over 2 months … Continue reading Nearly 50