Month: August 2015

Travel Diary Part I: Dubai

Why do we travel? On the 26th of June, I embarked on a 5 week journey across Europe with my life’s savings in one hand and the intention of answering that question in the other. Up until this point, I hadn’t really traveled. I mean, yes, I had been to China with my parents and Thailand with my school, but I had never planned a trip on my own – never done my own research and chosen my destinations and booked my accommodation and all that other stuff that comes with moving your butt across an ocean. It took forever to plan, and a heck of a lot of money, but we did it anyway. Because we wanted to travel. The reason why I thought I wanted to travel before leaving Melbourne was pretty simple. I wanted to see more of the world. When you’re growing up and watching Mary Kate & Ashley movies, you really want to see the Eiffel Tower and the Trevi Fountain and live that “fencing with a baguette” kind of life. …