About Charlie

If I’m left to my own devices for too long, I travel.


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After I finally finished my wearisome degree in Biochemistry, there remained the question – what the hell was I supposed to do now? While my overly zealous coursemates joined grad-schemes, got jobs or *shudder* enrolled in further study… I was left thinking that all of the options available to me sounded dreadful.

So I moved to Australia and travelled the world for 19 months.

It was pretty epic. I made a lot of memories. Visited 14 countries in the end I think, and came back pretty fatigued with the whole thing and actually keen to get a job. Can you imagine? I remember the thing I missed most was having STUFF. And somewhere to put it that wasn’t my rucksack.

For the three years since, I’ve lived in London. I worked on my career in data visualisation, settled into a 9 to 5 kinda life and traveling was relegated to something I did for just 25 days a year.

After a disastrous year that ended in July, I felt ready to tackle something new. I’ve tried a few things since but nothing has felt right. Until it struck me that it was time to pursue the nomadic lifestyle once again.

So join me on my blog as I apply for my WHV to Japan, prepare myself for the trip and ramble aimlessly about how much I love travelling. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. At last have had time to sit down and look at your blog. Very impressive, I am going to have great interest in following you on your adventure, you certainly won’t get lonely with me blogging you. Can anyone else read this – too embarrassing lots of love Auntie Jane x

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    1. Well I can’t drive so throughout the US I’ve relied on intercity buses as well as a few domestic flights! I was warned it wouldn’t be easy but I haven’t had too much trouble. Spread the word – backpacking the States is definitely possible!

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