October 19, 2015 - Written by: Cas Sutherland
‘Things will only change if she wins. If they let her in, there will be changes. If not, things will be stable’. Pausing at a busy junction in downtown Yangon as I wait to cross, a heavy bag on my back, an older Burmese woman mutters under her breath telling me it is safe to cross. The midday heat has... Read the rest of this post...
Categories: Adventureland Fire me up baby! Wise up!
July 3, 2015 - Written by: Becky Solomon
Taking on a challenge. So, about 3 months ago whilst attending my usual weekly kickboxing session, one of the trainers dropped it in that he reckoned I could fight. Not too surprising I guess. I have been kickboxing and sparring for years but I had only been training at a place that does full contact about a year. This would... Read the rest of this post...
Categories: Adventureland Becky Solomon Fire me up baby! From the Heart
March 27, 2015 - Written by: Lauren Williams
I have the best job in the world. So I’m told by everyone I meet and so I tell everyone I meet. I mean, I get paid to travel the world and write about it. My time is my own, I can write to my heart’s content, or not, whenever or wherever I choose. I have the flexibility to get on... Read the rest of this post...
Categories: Adventureland Careers Lauren Williams
March 4, 2015 - Written by: Lauren Williams
I recently spent a month travelling around India. A month driving 3000 miles on roads that could hardly count as a dirt track, let alone something that was driveable in a vintage car older than my 26 years. But although the roads were life threatening and terrifying, that wasn’t our main concern. Being three white women travelling through the arse-end... Read the rest of this post...
Categories: Adventureland Lauren Williams
February 11, 2015 - Written by: Sana Sarwar
Most people think dreams about being successful are childlike and silly, because as adults we should be practical and sensible and not give ourselves false hope. Well, in my opinion, Ba Humbag! I should be thinking positively and having hope: believing that with a positive mind comes great things.
Categories: a little piece of joy Adventureland Careers Empowerment: Man! I feel Like a Woman! Fire me up baby! From the Heart Mirror Mirror: Self Improvement Sana Sarwar Wise up!
December 16, 2014 - Written by: Lauren Williams
I recently made a move to Scotland to chase my dreams of climbing mountains as much as possible. Instead, I found myself working all day every day and couldn’t even muster the energy to get up and go outside when I wasn’t working. This was not me. I am productive and outdoorsy and happy. I am not the type of... Read the rest of this post...
Categories: Adventureland Lauren Williams Mirror Mirror: Self Improvement
December 12, 2014 - Written by: Cas Sutherland
I’ve just moved to a city several thousand miles from home. I am all set-up with my own place and have settled into my new job. I am enjoying exploring Beijing’s streets, galleries, cafes, and shops – I spend a lot of my free time wandering around on my bike or on foot, getting my bearings and seeing new places.... Read the rest of this post...
November 4, 2014 - Written by: Lauren Williams
I got a text recently from a very good friend of mine ranting about the men in her office, the lasting statement being: ‘I bet mountains aren’t sexist!’ ‘No’, I thought. ‘No, they most certainly are not’, as I packed up my backpack for the day, opened my map and made sure I knew the route I was taking my... Read the rest of this post...
Categories: Adventureland Fire me up baby! Lauren Williams
October 13, 2014 - Written by: Cas Sutherland
Foreigners often get a bad wrap, their reputation clouded by local prejudices and tainted by past errors of other foreigners. Wherever they are, wherever they’re from, whatever they look like, the odd ones out will always get extra attention. Sometimes – particularly when you’re very new to this place – that attention can be daunting and frustrating. Arriving somewhere entirely different... Read the rest of this post...
Categories: Adventureland From the Heart Mirror Mirror: Self Improvement
October 9, 2014 - Written by: Natasha Hotung
In the past couple of weeks, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protestors have appeared everywhere on the internet and as front-page news – and they have succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of the world. This is the largest scale protest Hong Kong and China have seen in years and it has been a surprise to those who are used to regarding... Read the rest of this post...
Categories: Adventureland From the Heart Wise up!