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Month seven: Island exploration

The extended time I’ve spent in Barbados is now longer that the original three-month stint I had planned. It’s a striking thought, especially because the days are sliding by at a seemingly accelerated pace. It’s certainly not what I expected when I left London in January with plans to be in my fifth country of …

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Planners, organisers, notebooks

Things have changed quite a lot in past few weeks. My original plan — when I left London to embark on full-time travel unknowingly at the start of a global pandemic — was to spend three months here in Barbados. I would then pop back to London for two weeks, before strapping on my backpack …

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Month two of my new reality

I’m thinking that I’ll write a monthly update… It’s already a week into March… Let’s see how long I keep it up! January was a transitional month, with no responsibilities beyond deciding which beach to hang out at. It was the break I needed to ease into my new life as a freelance writer and …

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One month in… Barbados like a local

My intention for the first month of my new nomadic life was summed up in one word: indolence. Or, more appropriately for my locale: liming. (Liming is Bajan for chilling out, especially with friends, food and drinks.) I needed time to reset and re-evaluate given my new reality. Running around the island sightseeing and eating …

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