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Foreign coin magnets DIY

On my trip this year I amassed quite the collection of coins from around the place. I always like to keep one or two coins or a small bank note from the places I go, so I’ll often pick the one I like the most early on and take it out of my wallet so…

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Things I miss about Madrid

I recently went through all the photos on my phone from my time in Madrid (well, from the last third or so of my time in Madrid, thanks to the pickpocket who got me one afternoon).  Along with realising all the tiny stories contained in those photos came a big old wave of homesickness for…

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Coast to coast across America by train

Train travel may not be as glamorous as it once was, but I still love it. When I was in the States I took the train all over the place, a fact that left most people there confused. Apparently most people don’t take the train in America, which is a shame. By the end of…

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The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville

In Tennessee I thought about going to Graceland and getting into the Elvis spirit. Then I found out the cheapest tickets are still around $50 and not being a big Elvis fan, that didn’t seem worth it to me. Then I got to Nashville and discovered there’s a Johnny Cash museum there. Know who I…

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Reasons to take a gap year

5 reasons to take a gap year

Several years later, I still maintain that taking a gap year after high school is one of the best things I’ve done. For as long as I can remember I knew I’d go travelling after year 12. There was never the question of if I’d go, just where I’d go and what I’d do. I…

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