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Current Location: New adventure - Sydney, Australia

Welcome to Reclaiming My Future - Learn from the past, live in the present and aim for the future!

Reclaiming My Future is a site for solo budget backpackers with particular focus on Africa and Asia. There are hints and tips, travel stories and inspiration to get you going on your own adventure. Want to know more? Then head over to my Who am I page or get in touch!

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It’s ok: To feel lost in life

It’s ok: To feel lost in life 'It’s ok'  is a new series I’m starting where I discuss the more difficult aspects ...

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How to save money to travel AND buy things

How to save money to travel AND buy things How to save money to travel Everyone talks about the need to save money to ...

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Letter to my passport

Letter to my passport Dear Passport, This week, after 10 years of being friends, it was time for you ...

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I changed my life, you can too

I changed my life, you can too For those of you that have read my story, you'll know a lot of ...

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26 Mar Posted by in Personal Thoughts | 8 comments

The day you get told you have an incurable illness…

The day you get told you have an incurable illness…

There are a great many things in life that we can control. What we eat, what we say, what we do; the list is endless. But one thing I have recently discovered is that health is never really in our control and can change in an unspeakably horrid instant. A little over 3 weeks ago...

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13 Mar Posted by in Australia | 6 comments

Sydney observations from a first-timer…

Sydney observations from a first-timer…

After spending the last five months in the sunny part of the world, I’ve noticed a few things here and there that I thought were funny, weird or just interesting and so wanted to share my Sydney observations for your amusement… People - If you think Australia is just white people and aboriginals you’d be...

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22 Feb Posted by in Australia, Personal Thoughts | 16 comments

The very abrupt ending to my Australian adventure

The very abrupt ending to my Australian adventure

And so, dear readers, I write to you with the news that my Australian adventure is coming to an end through need rather than choice. A lot has happened since you last stopped by. Despite saying I was ready to leave the city and country by the end of February after my work contract ended,...

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09 Jan Posted by in Australia, Personal Thoughts | 29 comments

The emotional journey to Australia Part 2: The Big Reveal

The emotional journey to Australia Part 2: The Big Reveal

I’ve written just 2 posts since I arrived in Australia 3 months ago; this will be my third and I confess that I have missed writing greatly. You may wonder what the hold up has been; after all, I’m in an entirely different continent experiencing a vast range of different situations and emotions. I have...

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23 Nov Posted by in Australia | 2 comments

A day out at Palm Beach

A day out at Palm Beach

If you don’t already know it, Palm Beach is one of Australia’s most famous beaches for two very good reasons. It’s where the fictional soap/drama Home and Away is filmed (extremely popular throughout the UK and Europe) and it’s quiet, pristine and usually reserved for the wealthier class of people. Approximately 90 minutes North of...

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