I have been back home for about four months. I was away for a year and five months while travelling, volunteering, working and learning a language across two continents and nine countries. I met some amazing (… or at least different) people, and had experiences that I could never have predicted. I also have twelve published draft posts, and six unpublished ones
This blog has laid dormant for a while but I’ve decided that I’m going to finish the posts I have in drafts. So expect another six posts. Or five. I say five because two of the drafts are about the same topic. One written after two glasses of wine, and the other was written in sober and logical light of day. The wine post is a lot angrier, but I’m unsure which is better. We’ll see.
Expect some musings about money & travel, the world, and about reading and writing while travelling. Also expect some more practical articles about places, spaces and culture in Spain and elsewhere. If you’re lucky I might even add my journal entry about the journey of my jar of peanut butter (which is amusing to me at least)
Perhaps I’ll add in a couple more about my time in Canada, or the roadtrip I
did through the US. My sister and I were crazy enough to drive from New Orleans to Vancouver in 4 days (This is drawable and visible on a map of the world!).Then we sold the car a day after we got back to Vancouver, the day before our flight back home.
However once this is all done I really want to start…
A NEW PROJECT
I want to create a site that displays ordinary people’s stories, from every place in the world, searchable by location
You’ve probably heard travellers say this before but… despite all our cultural and visual differences… people are essentially the same.
We’re not clones, and our cultures aren’t the same. However we all have goals, experience friendship, love, disappointment and most of us like playing games and dancing in the kitchen :).
So I want to take a ‘sonder’ through the lives of people from every country in the world and collect a story from them all. Perhaps a story about their Christmas, or a wobbly tooth. Perhaps I’ll also ask their favourite colour, place, word or person. I haven’t decided on the structure yet.
Because I like people. And the more people I got to know from all around the globe the more I cared about what was happening around the globe. That was because suddenly all these things happening were happening to ‘my people’ rather than to foreigners.
So I want to show that you have something in common with everyone. I also think it might be fascinating to compare stories from around the globe in 2015.
The site is definitely not ready yet -but keep an eye on Faces From Places