The lockdown diaries: It’s OK to feel down

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The last few weeks have been straight up hard. The little bit of work I have had has been hard, because I would spend the whole day reading headlines about the coronavirus epidemic and watching the economy spiral out of control. Then, not having any work anymore was even harder.

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The lockdown diaries: Learning from the Greeks

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For weeks now, the internet has been overrun with negative headlines and the word ‘coronavirus’ features in around 90% of all articles. Truth be told, I have found reading the news pretty stressful and am increasingly avoiding my smartphone.

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Travelling Europe: What to expect in each country

The route we took in our first 8 months of travelling Europe

Over the past two years of travelling Europe, we have become pretty experienced nomads. We know which countries look more favourably upon wild camping. We know where in Europe to go for cheap diesel. We know which countries have the best veggie fare. But it hasn’t always been like this. So here, I thought I’d share what we learned on our travels.

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Leaky home

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Have you ever had the roof in your home leak really badly? It’s pretty stressful, right? Every time it rains you freak out a little. And that constant worry about how much it will cost to fix!

Now imagine the leak is right next to your bed. And it splashes all over the place even if you put a bucket underneath it. Your slippers are wet, your walls are wet, the paint is starting to peel off, everything is damp. And you have no heater to dry stuff off. And it keeps raining really, really hard, like buckets of water coming out of the sky.

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Friends on the road

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One of my favourite things about travelling is how easily you make close friends with the right people in this environment. Travelling the way we travel, living in a van and leading an essentially dirtbag lifestyle, brings us in contact with like-minded people and we just…click.

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