How to Have the Perfect Summer

I don't know about you but at the end of winter, summer takes an almost mythological status in my mind. Every winter I seem to expect my life to turn into a Billabong or Corona ad as soon as the first rays of sunshine hit the ground. Anticipation of summer takes on a golden hue … Continue reading How to Have the Perfect Summer

Welcome to Mauritius!

When my parents told me at 10 years old that we would be moving to a little island off the coast of Africa, I excitedly bragged about the news with my classmates at school. The teacher, overhearing me creating my usual classroom ruckus, invited me to come up the front of the class and point … Continue reading Welcome to Mauritius!

Goodbye 23. Hello 24!

I just turned 24! Which is supposedly the birthday that you get your fully-grown adult brain. Welcome adult brain! Hopefully you more capable of handling this whole growing-up thing because my previous brain would go into a flap at the sight of bills or paperwork. My birthday was spent in Perth with one of my … Continue reading Goodbye 23. Hello 24!

That One Time I Slept in a Park in London

Things I would recommend in London: shopping in covent garden, partaking in high-tea, picnicking in Hyde Park, and going to see a show in West End. Things I wouldn't recommend in London: traveling on the tube at peak hour, forgetting an umbrella, and sleeping on the street. Needless to say, I did all three of … Continue reading That One Time I Slept in a Park in London

Coming Home after Nine Months

I knew coming back to Australia would be hard. I anticipated the sinking feeling in my stomach that would mark the trip at an end. I foresaw the weirdness of coming back as somebody's ex-girlfriend. I even psyched myself up for all the administration that would need to be done (new passport, drivers licence etc). … Continue reading Coming Home after Nine Months

Month Seven of Travel

My sister described this feature on my blog as 'the monthly update I do every couple of months' but with each month becoming even more chaotic than the last it has become increasingly difficult to sit down and write! My last monthly update was written in Greece and since then I have travelled through five … Continue reading Month Seven of Travel

The Finnish Summer House

Travellers, let me tell you this, if you’re ever in London and have to catch the underground to the airport, try your very hardest to avoid rush hour. I learnt this the hard way and consequently found myself fighting my way onto the Jubilee line in order to make my flight at 11:00. I was … Continue reading The Finnish Summer House

Some (emotional!) Thoughts on Leaving Germany

  When I begun planning this trip late last year with my boyfriend, I came up with this crazy itinerary that took us through six continents and had us traipsing through at least 30-40 countries. We were going to start in South-East Asia and move through China into Europe. From Europe we were going to … Continue reading Some (emotional!) Thoughts on Leaving Germany

sleep/eat/wear: Berlin Edit.

Welcome to my new feature here on Dirty Paws! sleep/eat/wear will provide a little snapshot into where I am sleeping for the night, what I am putting in my belly and what clothes are covering up my body parts! As I will be resting my head in many different locations over the next six weeks, … Continue reading sleep/eat/wear: Berlin Edit.

My Top Five Favourite Cities

As of right now, I don't have a place to call my home. Yeah, I have the house where my parents live and the tiny island of Mauritius where I grew up. I even have the city that claimed me during my university years but none of these places are really my home and after … Continue reading My Top Five Favourite Cities