Being in motion. Escape. Curiosity. discovery, heightened awareness, a sense of wonder. The journey. Meeting people who inspire you, who fill you with energy, drive you. The first drink in a foreign country. The second drink in a foreign country. Acquired wisdom and experience. Learning the hard way. Everything going wrong, everything going right. The poetry in all of it. Foreign cities where no-one knows your name. Serendipity, culture shock, challenged perceptions of normality, discomfort. Food. Being alone. Finding the beauty in everything. Friendships that transcend borders and last a lifetime. Discovering something first. Getting the perfect shot. When the light fires. Embracing discomfort. The moments in-between. Getting lost. The art of escaping.
A Brit in New York by way of Australia, I'm a writer and photographer with a taste for world wandering. I left the rainy shores of England some nine years ago for a year long, round-the-world backpacking adventure where I met my soul mate at a noodle stand in Bali and never really looked back. My now-husband and l are currently at home on the road in La Guaguita, a (sometimes functional) 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia camper on a road trip across America in search of the interesting people & off-beat places that inspire us to get out and see the world.
These Foreign Lands is a home for those stories and recommendations of offbeat locales. It is a tale of learning to cherish the intangible and lead a richer life through the discovery of hidden gems, beautiful places and new faces.
I hope you enjoy reading and if you'd like to get in touch and say hello, email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Ps. If you are looking for my old site, you can find it here.)
Photo by James D. Kelly