A Graduates Globe

Just a graduate exploring the world, and documenting it as I go...

Laguna 69: An epic tick off the bucket list!

Laguna 69: An epic tick off the bucket list! 150 150 JP

Ever since I saw a photograph of the brilliant waters of Laguna 69, it has been on my bucket list. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have the opportunity to visit it so soon.  Laguna 69 When a friend and I found ourselves in Lima, we realised we were only but…

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Adventures to Lake Titicaca

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I have just returned from perhaps one of the most serenely beautiful places on earth I have ever been to. Lake Titicaca is a lake of 8,372 squared kilometres spanning the borders of Peru and Bolivia. This vast lake not only boasts the title of the highest navigable lake on earth at 3,812 meters, but…

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The reality of living and working in South America.

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Tell people you are living and working in South America, and you will be met with a multitude of differing responses. Some positive, others not so much. The funny thing is, those reactions perfectly reflect the reality that is living and working in Arequipa, Peru. After six weeks of living here, I’d say I’m only just…

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Cusco, Huacachina & Arequipa… a month of travels in Peru.

Cusco, Huacachina & Arequipa… a month of travels in Peru. 819 1024 JP

Ahhh Peru, a country that is vastly bigger than I or I think anyone who has travelled around it realized, has so much more to do than is ever given credit for, and far less daunting than many made out. Needless to say, its made for a great (if a little random) destination to travel around…

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2018 travel review

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With the new year just beginning, I have been reflecting on my last year of travel. 2018 was a big year for me, in every sense possible. I learnt more than I ever have, grew as a person, achieved a lot, failed a little, and travelled more extensively than ever before. Like any year, there’s…

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A note on travelling alone…

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When I booked a one-way flight to Peru, on my own, many people thought I was half mad. The truth of it is, there was no burning desire to go out alone, it was more an outcome of circumstance. All my friends were either still in university or not wanting to travel, my sister is…

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Lessons learnt from a month in Zorritos

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Spending a month in northern rural Peru in a quiet little fishing village can apparently teach you a lot… as I move onto the next part of my journey, I thought I’d share what I have learnt so far… The key to a happy life is to simply relax. Everyone here is so relaxed, and…

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Life outside the classroom

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Becoming qualified as a TEFL teacher is a lot of hard, intensive work. But if I learnt anything from university, it’s that you have to work hard, but you have to party harder. Without wanting to be too literal, here in Peru our way of ‘partying’ has taken many forms. We’ve chilled out the beach…

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Finding my path and finding TEFL

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I write this sat on the beach of Zorritos, it’s 5pm (pass me a beer), and the sun is beginning to set, golden hour providing a light against the crashing waves that you cannot help but be inspired by. Many people asked me before I left, ‘what is TEFL?’ ‘why TEFL?’ TEFL translates to Teaching…

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The unexpected beauty of Zorritos

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Zorritos, northern Peru. It’s not somewhere you would likely see in a travel brochure or advertised on Instagram. It’s definitely not your typical backpackers destination. But maybe it should be. When I landed into Tumbes, the closest city to Zorritos, I saw…. nothing. Nothing but barren land for miles and miles, and to be completely…

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