When people say they have been to a place what do they really mean? Followed the guides and guidebooks? Had a pleasant enough time? I’m interested in what we bring to a place and how willing we are to allow its energy to infuse us, to touch ùs.It really doesn’t matter what the guidebooks tell… Read More Spirit of Place
1. Freedom is the constant companion of solo travellers throughout the world. You get to have a wonderful relationship with it as you make choices based on needs and preferences. But the truth is, it was always available even in times of apparent stagnation and limitation.In short,freedom is a conscious choice made from a position… Read More Seven Things I’ve learnt about Freedom from Travelling
Coffee grounds and sustains me in my house sitting travels. Finding “my” cafe in a new town or city may seem trivial but it is an important part of getting my bearings. For a start, on a physical level,I need a quality dose of caffeine to wake up my brain. I really don’t know if… Read More Coffee Grounds
“Where we love is home” Oliver Wendell Holmes “So where is your home?” I could be cute and say it’s an inner place, my home. The truth is, when I am asked this question as I introduce myself to a new person and define my current lifestyle as a house sitter, that I have no… Read More Home-Less or Home-Full?
The Limits of Money and the kindness of Strangers At some stage of your journey, you will experience the limits of money. Yes,it buys you the soft pillow and nutritious lunch overlooking the city, lake or sea, but as Blanche Dubois perspicaciously observed ” We are all dependent on the kindness of strangers”. Money… Read More The Limits of Money and the Kindness of Strangers