PADI Power

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15107341_10153963386076373_3928062401790352197_nWhilst travelling the Thai islands I had heard a lot about the diving schools in Koh Tao. It’s known for being the easiest and cheapest place to qualify as a certified diver. Now I know that usually suggests that the quality of the diving school is poor, but I’m happy to say that was not the case.

I didn’t have a lot of time to shop around and decided to go with Crystal Dive; a friend’s recommendation who had been there a few months before. Continue reading

Travel or Career?

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I love that there are so many people travelling now. My social media feeds are swarming with the most amazing travel photos from around the world, it’s impossible not to miss it.

I have met so many people whilst travelling that have quit amazing careers, have sold their homes and left the foundations they built for many years to see the world.
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A Weekend in Sussex and a Visit to the Farm

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It’s been about 7 months since I was last in Sussex visiting my Dad (due to travelling – not some big family feud or anything which is kind of how it sounds).

The drive is usually a complete ball ache, but I had a bag of popcorn, a pretty good music playlist and sang ? my way to Sussex.

The bonus of being jobless – I’m shocked there even is one – I was able to leave in the middle of the day and miss any ‘Yay, it’s Friday’ home time traffic. The drive I take goes through Battle, towards Hastings, and then so many country roads I don’t really know where I am but it’s pretty, and a nice change from home.

Friday night was spent with my Dad at the local Chinese restaurant because Dad knows the way to my heart! Food.

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Visas


One of the main things that really made me want to give up on travelling was the visas. Thinking about it now still makes me weep and sulk.
Australia was the one I was most nervous about, there’s so many on the website and I was so unsure the whole time if I was getting it right. We all know how intense their boarders and airport security are – just look at Boarder control on TV, yikes!

So first of all you need to decide if you want to work whilst travelling in Australia and how long you plan on staying for. Bare in mind if you’re not sure that you definitely intend to work then I’d advise against this one, as it will cost you. Continue reading

STA Travel -My initial meeting

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I’ve always had mixed feelings about STA – at the end of the day they’re a travel agency and are there to earn money. I pretty much had no clue what I was doing or how to even attempt putting a long ass trip together; I mean really where do you start?!

So, I thought about it and decided I’d make it easy for myself and go to STA so they can pretty much do it all for me – I’m not lazy, just useless * sigh *. Yes, I think I ended up paying more than you would doing it yourself, but for the ease I personally thought it was worth it!

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