I love the salt beef bagels with the sinus-singeing mustard from the yellow shop on Brick Street (which you’ll taste again if you sneeze), and I also love the clock rooms in the British Museum, and the poet Thomas Chatterton whose portraits are scattered around the capital.

I think people live their lives too quickly. Dinner can be delivered to your door in thirty minutes. Our trains are getting faster. We go to university and then into a career without any opportunity to exhale. Sometimes it’s nice to walk the long way home.

So I leave my job in July with £6,500 in my pocket and all of planet earth to explore.

UPDATE JUNE 2015: I am living and working on Koh Tao as a divemaster. I can’t decide whether I like this island or not. It’s kinda like the time I put strawberry syrup in a cup of tea, except with dirty beaches and rude tourists. Either way, I’m earning enough to support myself AND save for more travelling, while enjoying cheap iced tea, so I suppose life is pretty great.



  1. Wow Lana, loving your site! Working as a dive master sounds awesome! check out our blog for things to do in Cambodia if you’re making the dreaded visa run to the boarder! happy travels 🙂

  2. Dear Lana,

    What an amazing life!

    I’m Elena Tamarit, journalist of Bright Expats team. As you can see, we are launching our new expats’ blog about expat’s lives around the world, and I would be delighted to write an special article about your blog and globetrotter life. Do you think it’s possible to send you some brief questions? You can read one of the interviews here. We might could help new expats in the transition to a new life abroad!

    Thanks so much for your time and I wish you a lovely day,


    Elena Tamarit
    Bright Expats Brussels
    The Local Partner of Global People
    Mobile: + 32 498 48 24 30
    Email: elena@brightexpats.com
    Web: http://www.brightexpats.com and http://www.settleanconnect.com

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