A Grand Adventure: SAS Competition Entry

*This post serves as my entry to As We Travel’s competition in conjunction with MoneySupermarket.com, who is giving away £1,000 to one lucky frugal traveler! The entry must explain our destination and what we would do to stretch said money as far as possible. If you’re new to this blog, I have been given the amazingContinue reading “A Grand Adventure: SAS Competition Entry”

Semester at Sea Thoughts

1. I hate money. Like, really, its existence complicates things. Long story short: that sponsor I spoke about doesn’t seem to be working. You can imagine the distress that caused. A very kind company is having a meeting on Monday and hopefully they can help me. If not, my parents, who are amazing, might takeContinue reading “Semester at Sea Thoughts”

GoFundMe Campaign: Semester at Sea

As many of you may recall, I have been given the great opportunity to attend Semester at Sea Spring 2013. A while ago I unfortunately got news that I had not received the scholarship I had hoped for – and needed – to make SAS a reality. So I got moved to an economy cabin,Continue reading “GoFundMe Campaign: Semester at Sea”

Weekly Photo Challenge : A Foreigner in China

This week’s theme for The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge is “Foreign”. I’ve had two opportunities to travel beyond the borders of South Africa – once to Canada and Connecticut/NYC, and the other to China. For Canada I was in Montreal, and the French certainly made me feel relatively non-local. But China? In China I wasContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge : A Foreigner in China”

Book Review: The Moon, Come to Earth

As the July free ebook from Chicago University Press, I read The Moon, Come to Earth for the Travel Category of the 2012 Mix-it-Up Challenge. Creative writer Philip Graham sets off on a year’s sojourn to Lisbon, Portugal, with his anthropologist-wife and his tween-daughter. This is not the first time he and his wife spendContinue reading “Book Review: The Moon, Come to Earth”

Book Review: American Chick in Saudi Arabia

When Jean Sasson, a young Southern woman, answers a call to work in the royal hospital in Saudi Arabia, what should have been a two-year stay turns into a life-changing adventure spanning over a decade. Jean is plunged into the hidden lives of the veiled women in Riyadh, where women are locked in luxurious homesContinue reading “Book Review: American Chick in Saudi Arabia”

Another Step Closer!

Yesterday I received an email informing me that my application to Semester at Sea Spring 2013 voyage was successful. Despite being a little down and out from a bug I seem to have contracted in the Paediatric Wards, I haven’t been able to contain my giddiness. Guys, it’s working out! This makes the punch ofContinue reading “Another Step Closer!”

Medical Elective: Grand Désastre

My medical elective is scheduled to start in a little over three months and I thought I was pretty sorted. I was to go to a wonderful little place in India. Everything except the flight tickets were good to go. Guess it’s kind of a good thing I delayed purchasing the tickets, because those plansContinue reading “Medical Elective: Grand Désastre”