Durban: Crime VS Culture

Often when I go somewhere new the first few things someone will say about the place are the most recent stories of crime and violence. To me, when I choose to go somewhere or I’m sent somewhere for work the first things that enter my mind are ‘what wildlife have they got there’ and ‘what’s…

Try Spontaneity For Spice

It has occurred to me as I stare lovingly out of yet another plane window at the egg-yolk sunset, that the key to being able to fully appreciate life is change and spontaneity. What fresh perspectives can be had from the stagnant, mundane routines of everyday life compared to those created upon being pulled out…

Waking Up From My Sea Coma

It feels like I’ve been in a coma; waking up from a very strange, very real dream- life on the boat feels like a story from a book I’ve just finished. My days were like dust, quiet, still, settled and waiting for a gust of wind to pick them up and transport them somewhere new….

75 Days At Sea: A Soppy Sea Sayonara

So with less than 24 hours to go until I get to haul my case off the gangway and wave the ship that has been my home for the past two and a half months a hearty goodbye, I feel I should probably write some sort of conclusive, emotional farewell post. When people say to…

The World’s Most Remote Island: Two Hours On Tristan Da Cunha

It seems as though I am ticking off bucket-lister’s quicker than I can add them, visiting the world’s most remote inhabited island, Tristan Da Cunha, wasn’t even a place I knew existed until I joined this boat. A lot has happened since we left the vast, icy waters of Antarctica and returned back to the…

The Secret Ingredient In My Recipe To Achieving Success In Life

How should we measure success in our lives? When I picture a successful life I automatically picture myself laughing. That is just the image I have in my head when I picture my future self and the idea that I have achieved ‘success’.  This isn’t an image I have worked on or sculpted, and I’m…

The Antarcticles: Seals New Album- Chunky, Yet Funky

We are surrounded by ice for as far as I can see. I keep my curtains closed because the glare can blind you, but when I dress up nice and warm, pop my sunglasses on and head outside I am welcomed by a sea of brilliant, solid white. The air here is so clean, pure…