I’m thrilled to introduce Lauren as our next guest blogger. Lauren is an intrepid solo traveller and has her own site, Never Ending Footsteps, and her site has made me fall behind on a few deadlines at work as a result – I’m hooked! Don’t tell the boss though eh?
Lauren has kindly written a blog post about the tea scams in Shanghai for us, which follows next… but for now, let’s get to know Lauren a bit better!
Where are you originally from? London, England
Where are you now? Essaouira, Morocco
What attracted you to long term travel? I felt increasingly frustrated with my two weeks of holiday time every year and after I’d spent the 2,319th day in a row staring at a map and dreaming of all the places I wanted to visit, I knew I had to make a change. Four years later, I finished my degree, quit my job and took off to travel the world!
Do you have a favourite destination so far? Why? Either the Philippines or Thailand. They’re both incredibly cheap, have fantastic weather, amazing beaches, extremely friendly locals and awesome food. Perfection!
How do you figure out your budget as you move around? I’m really terrible at budgeting for travel. I look through my bank statements at the end of the month and if I’ve spent over $1000 then I try and cut out some treats over the next month to balance it out…
How are you finding it? It works for me!
How would you rate the experience out of 10 so far? 10!
Why? It’s the best thing I’ve ever done and I’ve never felt happier.
Time for some random questions…
Window, aisle or middle seat on a plane? Window! I need to keep looking outside every few seconds to check we’re still
in the air…
Are you the same person as one year ago? I am the complete opposite! My social skills have improved dramatically, I no longer freak out about everything bad that happens to me, I’m more patient, more tolerant, and much more awesome!
Would you rather do a bungee jump or swim with sharks? Swim with sharks.
What is your favourite type of cheese and why? Extra Mature Cheddar because it makes my tongue tingle with joy.
Thanks Lauren! I strongly recommend you do two things now; number one, stay tuned for Lauren’s tea scam blog which is coming right up, and number two, go and check out Lauren’s site Never Ending Footsteps right now (and then come back).