My Craziest Pre-2012 Travel Experiences

My crazy travel life didn’t start with the creation of this blog. Oh, no. I’ve been having ridiculous experiences for as long as I can remember. Here are some of the highlights… or lowlights.

Below is a chronological list of all my blog posts from this period.

The Time We Flew to Dubai and Everything Went Wrong

I panted as I raced through the airport terminal, the weight of my hand-luggage baring me down. How much further? I wondered despairingly. Beside me, the rest of my family were also pelting through Heathrow airport as we desperately raced to reach our connection. Outside the terminal windows, faintly visible behind the bright reflection of… Read More

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Time We Saved a Kitten’s Life in Barbados

A year had passed since I had returned from that trip in Dubai where absolutely everything went wrong. Fuelled by the cat-saga which I experienced in Dubai, I had become obsessed with photographing cats. My parents couldn’t keep my hands off their snazzy Sony digital camera so for my birthday they gave me the best… Read More

Friday, 6 May 2011

The Time I Stood on a Drug Syringe in Mallorca

The night was forced open by tall orange and yellow flames, lapping at the warm night air. The beach was quiet, hidden by the darkness. The full moon reflected boldly onto the sea, a shimmering reflection lighting up the tall silhouettes of overhanging cliffs with caves carved into their sides. Waves swallowed up the beach,… Read More

Saturday, 7 May 2011

24 Hours of Blissful Paradise in Antigua

I hadn’t been on a propeller plane before so I had no idea what to expect. I sat excitedly in my seat – one of only a handful on this tiny plane. On the row in front, my parents – as well as a couple of other passengers – were being briefed on how to… Read More

Friday, 13 May 2011

Introducing the Caribbean Island of Anguilla

The sun was setting over the horizon when I took my first step off the plane and onto the island in Anguilla. The whizzing of the small plane’s engines drowned out the chorus of frogs and crickets chirping in the distance. I looked about me and took in the blood-red sky. It had been sad… Read More

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Taking the Ferry from Anguilla to St Barthélemy

It was our third day on the small island of Anguilla. After spending my time soaking up the sun’s glorious rays beside the ocean, it was time to reignite some adventure with a day trip to a nearby island called St Barthélemy. The best way to travel between Anguilla and St Bathélemy is by ferry.… Read More

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The Time a Woman Died on my Flight to Dominica

I boarded the plane, risking one last glance behind me at the beautiful, flat landscape with palms swaying in the near distance. Anguilla had been heavenly. As a small Caribbean island, well off the beaten tourist path, I had felt extremely fortunate to have spent 4 nights here. It had been the perfect place to… Read More

Monday, 16 May 2011