Saturday, 8 January 2011

Saturday Snapshot

This is one of my favourite photos from my trip to Egypt. I took it on the Nile in Aswan. Our group took an evening felucca ride down the Nile and the captain of the boat took us down stream, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We stopped by one of the granite islands just in time for some of the group to take a dip in the water and also to watch the sun set from the middle of the river. After that we had an amazing meal cooked by the Nubian Crew with just one stove on board the felucca before being taken back to our river side accommodation to get some sleep before our early morning wake up call to Abu Simbel. It's an amazing experience and would recommend it to anyone who gets the chance to do it.

Sunday, 2 January 2011


Hi! I'm Karen and this is my blog about my travels across the globe. After coming to the conclusion that I was 'living to work' rather than 'working to live' as they say, I've decided to quit my job, pack all of my worldly possessions into a bag and travel the world for as long as possible. I'm hoping that I'll be picking up skills and information along the way and will be passing on this (hopefully!) useful information to you.

I've got three months before I leave so will be posting information on planning, packing and the all important budgeting and well as possibly sharing some of the stories of my previous short-term travels.

Speak to you all soon!