I had the privilege of attending TOA Berlin for the second year in a row and my first piece of praise must go to the team behind the event.
West Street is not for the faint hearted! We arrived hungry and ready to discover what Yangshou had to offer but were so completely overwhelmed and disorientated by the clash of aggressive beats blasting out of every venue, that we quickly scuttled back into the quiet of the side streets to catch our breath. This was quite a contrast to our relaxed life in Bali or previous few days in the sleepy city of Guilin!
At the end of January 2017 a whole new adventure was unfolding. Two people who had never been to Indonesia were to meet in Bali and explore what the island had to offer. However this was only half of the excitement as Manuel and I were about to embark on a whole new chapter of our relationship, one we sincerely hoped would have a happy ending.
Whilst planning a ten-day trip that needed to end in Delhi and include a visit to the Taj Mahal, I came across the city of Lucknow.
As Uttar Pradesh’s second city, Varanasi conducts a vibrant cacophony of human activity. All aspects of life take place here, publically and relentlessly.
My brother recently informed me that quitting my job, leaving London, packing my bags and going travelling, looks like I’m running away…
I want to talk about resilience. Resilience isn’t found in the articles about stress or pursuit of happiness. It isn’t thought of as something we strive to improve like fitness or a healthy balanced diet. We don’t actively think about how resilient we are until we look back at challenging moments in our lives and marvel at the fact we made it through.
My Journey When I was 16, I met my first entrepreneur, Dave. He was interesting because he wasn’t doing things the “normal” way. He quit university to set up his own online business from his parent’s home in rural Northumberland. He taught me things like .com and .co.uk weren’t the only possible endings for web addresses; the word “shmooze”; and most importantly he suggested I might love working for a small company.