All about me:
I am originally from Borehamwood, just a bit north of London.
I studied Biomaterials at Birmingham uni, like a lot of graduates I didn’t use it all and instead moved to Bristol to work as a diabetic retinopathy screener. I stayed for 3 years, peaking by helping to organise the work World cup sweepstake and taking a selfie with Julia the CEO. Whilst working I studied public health at Manchester uni and I graduated from that in December 2014. After finishing I promptly quit my job, packed up my many bags in Bristol and moved back in with my parents.
We left in January 2015 and so have now been away for just over a year, it has flown by (my Mum is the only person who disagrees). The Rambling Ginger has been a great place for me to write about all the adventures so far. We have finally booked our flight home and will arrive back in London on June 28th. So that means there is about 5 more months of exploring. We are currently in New Zealand, after a bodge job of booking our flights we have ended up staying here for 2 months extra and so in a bid to save money we are HelpX’ing our way around the South Island.
The highlights of our first 7 months away can be found here. Since leaving Asia we have been pottering around Australia and New Zealand, the best bits for me were combining a road trip and seeing my family on the West coast of Australia, diving the Great Barrier Reef, spending time in Sydney and enjoying the Geothermal delights of New Zealand.
From March we will be exploring South America, so I should probably get on with actually learning a little Spanish or this blog could get pretty dull as I spend 4 months stuck in the airport Tom Hanks style.
Here I am, eating cake:
My partner in crime is Pinion, she is considerably better at writing about our destinations, you can catch her blog here.