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An environmentalist with itchy feet, I suffer carbon creation guilt with every flight so try to travel by bus, bike, foot or chiva as much as possible. A freelance journalist, I'm nosy by nature and love nothing more than eating my way round a noisy, packed out, colourful market.

  • Hometown

    no fixed abode

  • Location now

    no fixed abode

  • Work published

    The Guardian, the Times, Metro (UK), Telegraph, Guardian Weekly, women's magazines.

  • Travel philosophy

    travel slow, go with the flow, (almost) never say no.

  • Craziest place

    Possibly the water and flour throwing street parties for Laos New Year.

  • Bizarre experience

    Arriving at dawn in the holy city of Varanasi in a clapped out jeep, squished between two Tibetan monks.

  • Advice

    Travelling is about meeting new people, experiencing new places or simply listening to a different point of view over a cafe. Be careful on your travels but never fearful.

  • Dream destination

    the 'Stans.

  • Traveled before

    Kenya, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal, India, China, NYC, Colombia, Ecuador

  • Going next

    Peru. I think.

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