Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca has such a fascinating history. On arriving to my residency in Andratx, I was introduced a little to the civilisation's prosperities and hardships through the stories of locals and their families and also those friend's I met who were interested in sharing the Island's story of change. The innovations in architecture and also tiered [...]

Firenze

This marked the half-way point in my journey around Europe in 2014. Florence was a really wonderful place to feel centred and find a sense of gravity from all that I had so far experienced. To pause and recollect during the train ride here did wonders to the eyes that I saw this city with. [...]

Return to Paris

Cyclic nature of travel. It was really nice to have an anchor to return to before flying home... somewhere that I could call 'stability' in reference to the mind-state I was in on commencing my journey abroad and that which I would leave from. Very strangely, some may say, I was excited to go home. [...]

AIX en Provence

What a city! I happened to arrive during a music festival of 2014 when the whole city comes to life with a celebration of classical music. There are two particular moments that have made a strong impression and I dearly cherish. Schubert in the courtyard - a roof made of leaves, a Steinway to top [...]

Going solo: the first days of travel

Wow. It's strange how normal it feels to wake up on the day of travel. Bag packed by the door, clothes for the plane laid out and the last meal of fresh food (aka. many mangos!) for the next 24 hours pre-planned and ready to eat. I think I have always been a traveller. Since [...]