Bus, bike, train, car, tram, plane. We get to places by many means. The seasons pass, and sometimes it feels that we don’t take notice of the small changes around us. The bright skies burn into dark winters as we … Continue reading WALKING
Train doors open in a clatter as you run out onto the platform. Late again, for a train going the wrong direction; the escalators and crowds and announcements are disorienting. The hotel is not much better, long stretches of narrow … Continue reading TRAVEL MISTAKES
The whir of machines over ambient jazz, the bittersweet smell of coffee in the air permeated only by the perfume of a customer waiting at the counter. Creased uniforms in that same familiar green hold little name badges of staff … Continue reading COFFEE SHOPS & TRAVEL
The cold suburban train station in the early hours of the morning; that still, damp air which settles down as dew as the first pieces of sun cut through the cloud. The people, faces which you’ve seen before, each of … Continue reading IS COMMUTING TRAVEL?
Travel often leads us towards something new, but what about when it leads us to something we already know well? Some place where we dreamed and laughed and thought of the future which we are now in. These places are … Continue reading TRAVEL AND NOSTALGIA
The rattle of the car with its overfull backseat is white noise for the slowly approaching sleep of the passenger. The drowsy daydream of the outside hurtling by, so quickly and yet so slowly. Places pass in a blur, only … Continue reading TRAVELLING AS A PASSENGER
The world seems louder now. The insistent rattle of the train, more jostling than it used to be. The looming threat of closeness. Some semblance of normality is on the horizon, but the streets look strange and threatening. The coffee … Continue reading GETTING BACK TO TRAVEL
A vista overlooking a turquoise sea, white sands stretching out into the distance under the broad palm leaves. Great bright villas with their balcony views look out onto pools and lounge beds, the air salty and hot. Shiny jets and … Continue reading WHY TO TRAVEL ON A BUDGET
The train back from a trip away feels haunting and visceral. You walk home with a ghost of yourself- someone you were before the trip, someone you don’t quite relate to now. Back home, things feel strange, one step removed … Continue reading DOES TRAVEL CHANGE YOU?
Winding paths through woodland, unexplored land, overgrown and rich with wildlife. Long grassy lanes, stretching through fields and farmland, hot and dusty in the summer. Coastal cliffs, the thrilling cold whipping through the mountains, the tides loud and impending below. … Continue reading LOCAL EXPLORATION: WHY TRAVEL DOESN’T HAVE TO BE FAR