I’m starting to settle into a lovely routine here in Grenada; going for early-ish morning walks (this picture having been taken from one such walk to the neighbouring cove – a totally secluded beach), getting into a little yoga routine, then spending mornings sipping awesome Vietnamese coffee and working on my laptop.
Afternoons I’ll do anything from curling up with a great book (reading: what a novelty for me!), to hopping in the car and exploring the island. The bugs (which you’ll read about in a future post) get really bad at sunset, so I’m usually inside shortly after 5pm, cooking a lovely meal with fresh topical ingredients, then settling in to watch a movie or some tv shows on my laptop, capping of the night with a few more pages from my book.
A few nights a week, I might also head out for happy hour drinks at a scenic marina with a friend, or enjoy some “liming” around a barbecue. (Don’t know what “liming” is? Stay tuned. You will).
All in all, it’s a charmed life! Dengue fever and other buggy issues aside, I feel like I’ve stumbled onto one of the best house-sitting gigs I’ve ever had.
Here are my latest words of wisdom, including a profile interview I did for a very interesting e-book that has given (even) me a few ideas for how to travel creatively and inexpensively.
In your new excitement to live frugally, it’s important to avoid the pitfalls that might end up costing you more money in the end.
This article was (poetically) written during my stint on the Trans-Manchurian train, almost a year after my Australian train adventures – which ultimately inspired my involvement in the Ultimate Train Challenge.
Taking the train through Australia is an idyllic way to experience the vast countryside, watch the changing (and at times the monotony of unchanging) scenery, while enjoying views of the flora and fauna that reside only in this bizarre country of extremes. Fortunately, there are options for people of many backgrounds and budgets who make use of Australia’s rail system to experience these world-class multi-day rail journeys. Read on to find out more!