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YOUR TRAVELS START WHEN YOU DECIDE TO TAKE THAT LEAP

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Austraila 

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SO, MY SISTER STARTED TRAVELLING WHEN SHE WAS 18, SHE BOOKED HER FLIGHT, QUIT HER SHITTY WAITROSE JOB AND FUCKED OFF HALF WAY ACROSS THE WORLD. THIS WAS EXACTLY MY PLAN BUT MINE WENT TITS UP BECAUSE OF COVID AND I DIDNT GET TO LEAVE TILL I WAS 20.

THE FIRST TIME SHE WENT, SHE TRAVELLED TO; THAILAND, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM, BALI AND AUSTRALIA. SHE WAS GONE FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS I THINK AND ONLY CAME FOR ONE CHRISTMAS. SHE LOVED IT AND COULDNT WAIT TO GET BACK OUT THERE, AFTER RETURNING HOME, BUT IT WAS A FEW YEARS BEFORE SHE ACTUALLY MANAGED TO.

THE SECOND TIME ROUND SHE WENT TO SRI LANKA AND BALI, THERE WAS A BIGGER PLAN BUT MY TRAVEL PLANS WERENT THE ONLY ONES THAT GOT FUCKED OVER BY COVID. SHE ACTUALLY ALMOST GOT STUCK IN BALI BUT ENDED UP GETTING A SOONER FLIGHT BACK... PERSONALLY I DONT THINK BALI IS THE WORST PLACE TO BE STUCK AND I DEFO WOULDVE STAYED OUT THERE. TO BE HONEST IF SHE DID SHED PROBS BE A FULL ON INFLUENCER BY NOW.

 

THE FIRST TIME SHE WENT SHE PLANNED THE WHOLE THING HERSELF THE NEXT TIME SHE DECIDED TO DO AN ORGANISED TOUR (ONLY AROUND SRI LANKA). SHE BOOKED HERS WITH ONELIFE ADVENTURES AND ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! SHE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THEM AND SAID IF YOU DONT WANT THE STRESS OF ORGANISING THINGS YOURSELF THAN THIS IS PERFECT FOR YOU. 

 

PERSONALLY I LIKE THE EXCITEMENT OF THE UNKNOWN AND I LIKE MY OWN FREEDOM TO DO WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT. BUT I THINK ITS A GOOD STARTING POINT IF YOURE SCARED TO GO ON YOUR OWN. I HAD ONE BOOKED THROUGH COVID LUCKILY IT WAS ONLY A £50 DEPOSIT, SO WHEN I DECIDED TO FINALLY GO AND I DIDNT WANNA DO A TOUR ANYMORE IT MEANT I DIDNT LOSE TOO MUCH MONEY. A LITTLE DISCLAIMER THAT TOURS ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPENSIVE, YOU WILL END UP SPENDING MORE MONEY ON ONE THAN YOU WOULD IF YOU DECIDED NOT TO BUT YOU WILL MOST LIKELY DO A LOT MORE ACTIVITIES BECAUSE YOULL WANT TO GET YOUR MONEYS WORTH AND THE DAYS ARE USUALLY JAM PACKED WITH MULTIPLE THINGS A DAY. WHEREAS WHEN I WAS DOING THINGS ON MY OWN I TOOK A MUCH MORE RELAXED APPROACH TO THE TRAVEL LIFESTYLE.

ONE LAST THING! MY SISTER REALLY BLESSED ME WITH HER KNOWLEDGE, IM NOT GUNNA LIE I WAS SO JEALOUS WHEN SHE WENT BEFORE ME BUT I DIDNT FORESEE HOW MUCH IT WAS GUNNA HELP ME IN THE FUTURE. KAYLA MANAGED TO MAKE ME A KNOWLEDGABLE BACKPACKER BEFORE I WAS EVEN BACKPACKING, BUT OF COURSE NOTHING COMPARES TO THAT FIRST DAY YOU GET THERE. I NEVER WOULDVE HAD THE CONFIDENCE TO GO ON MY OWN, SHE HELPED ME GET TO A STAGE WHERE I FELT COMFORTABLE AND I KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT BECAUSE OF HER. 

COULDNT RECOMMEND MORE GETTING YOURSELF A KAYLA TO HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR TRAVEL TROUBLES, AND GIVE YOU THE BEST TRAVEL TIPS. MAYBE YOU CAN RENT MINE BUT SHES NOT CHEAP!

(BUSY WITH HER YOGA WHICH YOU SHOULD DEFO CHECK OUT)

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SMALL CHARITIES I THINK DESERVE RECOGNITION 

MIAS HEALING SANCTUARY

BALI

MIA IS A LITTLE GIRL WHO MOVED TO BALI WITH HER FAMILY, THEY DIDNT HAVE DOGS, THEY NEVER DID, AS THY WERENT BIG ANIMAL LOVERS AS SOOM AS MIA ARRIVED SHE STARTED TO SEE HOW SEVERE THE HOMLESS DOG SITUATION IS IN INDONESIA, SHE DECIDED SHE HAD TO HELP. SHE STARTED BY JUST GOING ROUND AND FEEDING TGHE DOGS ON THE STREET UNTIL SHE EVENTUALLY RAISED ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY SOME LAND AND START BUILDING A PROPER SHELTER FOR THEM. 

QND DOGS ISNT THE ONLY THING SHES SAVING SHES EVEN SAVED SOME PIGS, HOW ADORABLE?

PLEASE SHARE AND DONATE WITH THE LINKS BELOW TO HELP THIS LITTLE SUPERSTAR SAVE MORE LITTLE BABES THAT NEED SOME HELP GETTNG OFF THE STREETS!

SAMUI ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

THAILAND

THIS IS ONE OF THE ONLY ELEPHANT SANCTUARIES I KNOW TO ACTUALLY BE ETHICAL, ITS NOT AS CHEAP AS THE OTHERS BUT YOU KNOW THEY ARE BEING TREATED PROPERLY. THIS IS LOCATED ON KOH SAMUI, AN ISLAND IN SOUTHERN THAILAND, THEY HAVE ALSO OPENED A NEW ONE IN NORTHERN LAOS TO HELP SAVE MORE OF THESE BIG FRIENDLY GIANTS! 

HERE AT SAMUI ELEPHANT SANCTUARY THEY DO THEIR BEST TO SAVE THE MISTREATED GIANTS FROM A LIFE OF ABUSE AND MISERY, TURNING IT AROUND AND LETTING THEM BE FREE AND HAPPY, EXACTLY HOW THEYRE SUPPOSED TO BE.

PLEASE ADOPT AND DONATE THROUGH THE LINKS BELOW, HOPEFULLY WITH OUR HELP THEYLL BE ABLE SAVE MORE ELELEPHANTS AND OPEN UP MANY MORE SANCTUARIES.

TAKIS SHELTER

GREECE

TAKIS SHELTER IS A NON PROFIT ORGANISATION, HE SAVES ALMOST HUNDREDS OF DOGS AND CATS EVERY WEEK. IF HE SEES AN ANIMAL IN TROUBLE THERE ISNT ANYWAY THAT HES LEAVING IT BEHIND.

HE GIVES THEM THE LOVE AND THE TREATMENT THEY WANT, NEED AND DESERVE. GETTING THEM READY AND FINDING THEM THEIR FOREVER LOVING HOME.

PLEASE HELP HIM BY DONATING, HE DOESNT MAKE MONEY FROM IT HE DOES IT FROM THE LOVE OF HIS HEART AND HIS ENDLESS LOVE FOR ANIMALS.

Make That Change, 

Book That Flight.

GET TO KNOW ME

HEY. HI. HELLO. HOLA. I AM MAYA ROSALIE I AM 20 YEARS OLD AND GREW UP IN THE UK, IN LONDON. THE ONLY DREAM THAT STAYED WITH ME FROM YOUNG IS THE WANT AND NEED TO SEE THE WORLD AND LEARN ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT CULTURES, THE DIFFERENT WAYS OF LIFE. IN 2022 I LEFT FOR 6MONTH AND TRAVELED AROUND SOUTH EAST ASIA. IT WAS THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE AND I WANNA SHARE IT ALL WITH YOU AND HOPE YOU DO THE SAME.

MY NAN WOULD TAKE US SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE ON HOLIDAY EVERY YEAR, MOST OF THE TIME SOMEWHERE IN SPAIN. MY MEMORY IS AWFUL FOR MANY REASONS BUT I STILL REMEMBER HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT THEY HAD ON MY LIFE. IT WAS THE START OF THE LONGING TO SEE NEW PLACES, ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE.

 

WHEN WED GO MY MUM WOULD TAKE ME OUT SNORKELLING TO SEE THE FISH AND WED BE OUT THERE FOR HOURS, SWIMMING AROUND SEEING A WHOLE ANOTHER WORLD JUST BELOW US. MY LOVE FOR THE OCEAN HAD FORMED, ONLY ANOTHER REASON TO WANT TO GO ON HOLIDAY AND OF COURSE SOMEWHERE HOT.

WHEN I WAS EXTREMELY YOUNG MY DAD WAS LIVING IN THAILAND FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS, HED COME HOME WHEN HE COULD TO SEE ME AND MY SISTER BUT WE DIDNT GET TO SEE HIM MUCH. TO TRY AND MAKE UP FOR IT HED SEND US PRESENTS AND CD FULL OF PICTURES WITH ALL THE AMAZING THINGS HE WAS DONG OUT THERE. I KNEW I HAD TO SEE WHAT HE WAS SEEING ONE DAY, AND GO TO ALL THOSE PLACES HE DID. I CAN FINALLY SAY I DONE IT.

THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE MOTIVATED ME TO WANT TO SEE THE WORLD AND OPEN MY EYES TO THE DIFFERENT WAYS OF LIFE, AND THERES SO MUCH MORE. MY MUM HAS HAS PROBABLY BEEN THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE WITH HER IMPRINTING HER ECO FREAK GENES IN ME, LEAVING ME WITH THE WANT TO TRY AND SAVE THE PLANET LOL.

OKAY THATS IT FOR THE LITTLE INTRO!

MUCH LOVE, 

MAYA ROSALIE <3

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