A Rocky Adventure From Kenya To Sudan

A Rocky Adventure From Kenya To Sudan

This post is an extract from my travel diary, which was written 9 years ago! The musings of a somewhat naive 20 year old backpacker, with big dreams of someday being a travel writer. Enjoy. :-) Imagine a small cowboy town in northern Kenya, ten hours away from any form of civilization. The … [Read more...]

Colourful Calcutta – Celebrating Holi

Colourful Calcutta – Celebrating Holi

On my recent, and first ever, trip to India I had the amazing opportunity to celebrate Holi (Festival of Colours) in Calcutta. Attending Holi Festival is something that has always been a dream of mine and was most definitely a top priority item on my never-ending bucket list!! I guess when I … [Read more...]

Money for Mud

Money for Mud

I'm delighted to say that I shall be putting my travelling shoes on again in March, on a journey of a lifetime to Kolkata, India. India will be country number 36 for me...a tiny bit closer to my goal of traveling to 50 countries before I'm 30. However before I go, I am determined to raise … [Read more...]

Dear Diary – New Friends

Dear Diary – New Friends

Dear Diary, We met Brother Paul today from the USA. He invited us up to Kakuma some day to visit the UN refugee camp, with over 86,000 refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia and The Sudan. These kinds of things are suddenly becoming a reality. You hear about them and see them on the News back home … [Read more...]

Dear Diary- Bye Bye Nairobi

Dear Diary- Bye Bye Nairobi

Dear Diary, Got the 8.30am bus to Kitale today. It's hard to believe how far the 3 of us have come..from Cork, Cavan and Roscommon all the way to Nairobi and then to Kitale, finally we are en route to our final destination. The scenery we passed today meant no sleeping would be had. It was … [Read more...]

Dear Diary- Hello Kenya

Dear Diary- Hello Kenya

This is the start of a new series of posts that I am going to copy word for word from an old travel diary I found in my bedroom. Reading back I was not the most sensitive person and my creative writing could have done with some (a lot) of tweaking!! But hopefully you will enjoy the naive honesty of … [Read more...]

Time for a career change

Time for a career change

So as many of you know, and perhaps many of you DON'T know, I have recently been offered (and as of today, have ACCEPTED!) a place on the MSc in Humanitarian Action in University College Dublin starting in September! This excites me A LOT and means 2 big changes will be happening over the next few … [Read more...]