Rio, May 2015

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157654825168585″ align=”center”] I was supposed to meet one of my friends in Rio, but at the last moment we discovered she wouldn’t make it – she hadn’t known she needed a visa, and hadn’t been allowed on the plane. Whilst I love travelling alone, and I also love travelling with compatible friends too. […]

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Easter Island, May 2015

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157654824285035″ align=”center”] What do you do if you’re turning 30 in a city you hate? Well if you are me, and the city you hate is Santiago, you catch a plane to Easter Island. Easter Island is a pacific island, but a territory of Chile, known for the Moai – stone statues of people […]

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Uncomfortable Conversations About Money

money flower

When it comes to speaking at a conference which involves some travel costs, there are four* main options: The conference pays. The company you work for pays. You pay. You don’t go. The Conference Pays I think this, announced up front, is the most inclusive option because it means you don’t have to talk about […]

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Santiago, April-May 2015

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157654814767381″ align=”center”] I go everywhere expecting to like it, but the truth is – I really didn’t like Santiago. It didn’t get off to a great start when I arrived at the airport exhausted, didn’t try and get a SIM card or money, but went straight to my AirBnB and found that it […]

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Bogota, April 2015

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157654814578721″ align=”center”] I loved Bogota. I stayed in this adorable AirBnB, which wasn’t super close to downtown but taxis are cheap and it allowed me to get a lot of work done. It was about 30 minutes walk to where the good restaurants were, which was actually quite nice – I’d get an […]

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Medellin, Colombia, April 2015

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157651501611983″ align=”center”] I started my South American adventure in Medellin, Colombia. Four days to get acclimatised, remember my rudimentary high school spanish, and explore. I stayed at the Dann Carlton hotel, which was lovely. The staff were super nice, and breakfasts were tasty. First tourist stop were the Botanical Gardens which were lovely […]

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This Week

three raccoons in a tree

Life Back from France (was nearly trapped there! Was sufficiently desperate I actually flew Ryanair), and then spent the weekend in London. Mostly work but also got to catch up with some friends, which was great. Work So hectic. Lots of client work, and started on this development project which will take up a lot […]

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This Week

sandcastle in rio

Life Last days in South America, explored Rio a bit and relaxed and swam in the rooftop pool. Then flew from Rio to Toronto, Toronto to Paris, then a train from Paris to Avignon for my sister’s wedding in the south of France. Work Mostly still disconnected! But a little more progress on The Secret […]

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Berlin, March 2015

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157651971644737″ align=”center”] I went back to Berlin to… tie up loose ends, I guess you could say. Mostly I worked and caught up with friends but I did have time for a little touristing in one of my favourite cities. Stayed at the Movenpick which was nice, and after discovering it was a twin […]

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Malta, March 2015

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157651796598319″ align=”center”] In between conferences I decided I needed some sunshine and R&R. I ended up in Malta with my mom, which was not particularly sunshiny… or relaxing. But it was definitely interesting. First, the greatest public transport experience of all time – there was an owl on the bus. Other than that, Malta […]

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