I've been looking at my blog with something of a critical eye recently. Not in a bad way, I've just been making a few tweaks. There are more posts on the front page of the site now, it only took me six years but I learnt how to do page breaks! I want to try to make the blog more engaging for people who've been reading it for a long time at the same time as keeping it informative and interesting for readers, new and old, who are looking to plan their travels. It's a difficult balance to strike and I feel like I've been veering a little too far in one direction and not enough in the other in the last year.
I want to write some shorter posts to compliment my travel epics. Some will be silly, some will be more personal, some will be mini-guides to places I just stopped off at for a sec. Basically I'm going to start blogging more. Yay!
Tuesday will be my regular posting day; expect the usual city guides, restaurant reviews, and stories about volunteering, festivals, etc. Then each Friday I'll be posting shorter posts like this one. Don't hold me to the days of the week, when you're travelling the internet can be a fickle friend!
This is a part serious part tongue in cheek post. These aren't all of the things I've learnt whilst travelling, far from it, and they aren't the "OMG I've had an epiphany about my life" moments, but they're all true facts!
• Humidity is my nemesis.
• People grabbing me in public is annoying everywhere.
• I will spend a silly amount of cash on vegan cheese.
• My accommodation standards are lower than I thought (I spent a month sleeping in a mouldy room and shared a train carriage with upwards of 20 cockroaches on an overnight train) but I draw the line at sleeping in sketchy abandoned buildings.
• I actually couldn't quit Netflix!
• Depression doesn't just go away because you're living your dreams (duh)
• I want to save all of the animals.
• I can't save all of the animals but I'm damn well gonna try.
• Manspreading is alive and well everywhere.
• You actually cannot go to Tokyo and just be okay with not being able to shop. You'll buy a huge bag in the shape of a bunny, fill it with glorious things, and not regret it for a single second.
• European soy yoghurts are still the absolute best.
• Tea actually is awesome.
• Train travel is my favourite but I am also a mega fan of road trips and flying. Especially if I get an upgrade to business class.
I hope you enjoyed reading. Feel to leave me any constructive criticism, or comments, about my blog below, and don't forget to have an amazing weekend wherever you are.