Exactly four years ago, I was volunteering in Morocco, surrounded by a group of ridiculously inspirational people and seeing this happy little face every day. I still think about baby Sawaya a lot and wonder if she found a new home with adoptive parents who love her as much as she deserves. You need… Read More Four Years Ago Today: How Volunteering Abroad Changed My Life
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Rabat, capital of Morocco, home to 1.8 million people – how could such a place logically be described as a ‘hidden gem’ of this north African country? But the fact remains that it is a place often overlooked by tourists in favour of the more glamorous Casablanca, the more ‘authentic’ Marrakesh and the more chilled… Read More Five Reasons Rabat Should Be On Your Radar
It was the middle of summer, less than a week before school ended for the long holidays. I was about thirteen years old, sat in assembly, the other kids in my year shuffling and shifting around, not really listening, impatient to get outside in the rare sunshine. A girl from the sixth form was giving… Read More St Petersburg: The City That Made Me Fall In Love With Travel
Hello! So. This is a bit awkward. Is it actually possible to write the awful introductory “hello my name is Rachel and welcome to my blog!” post without sounding like a complete idiot? Because, well, my name is Rachel. And this is my blog. But it would be a whole lot easier if I could… Read More Insert Awkward Introductory Blog Title Here.