Who is this Fat Girl?

A funny, satirical look at travel blogs, with a good dose of irony and the ability to laugh at oneself. Like when I refer to myself in the third person, Really? What have I become??

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TAKE A WALK WITH ME, THROUGH ROME

This is my second post in a series where I will take you on a walking tour of some of the most popular cities in Europe. I hope you enjoyed taking a walk with me through Prague, but this time we’re going even more ambitious: Today, we’re tackling ROME! Rome is one of the biggest […]

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Sick as a Dog!

Sometimes when you travel, you have to deal with less-than-perfect conditions. Like the time I was at a homestay (that’s when you’re staying in someone’s home, pretty self explanatory) in Norway, and they gave me the room above the garage. It was a nice room, and I had a very comfortable inflatable mattress, BUT there […]

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Take a Walk with Me, through Prague

I like walking. Mostly because it’s not running, but that’s not the ONLY reason. A lot of people prefer the hop-on, hop-off experience when they visit new places, and if you only have two days to explore Rome, London, Paris or Berlin, then that’s fine. It will let you cover a lot of ground in […]

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Ireland, beyond Dublin

Don’t get me wrong, Dublin is a great city. If you’re on a city break and only have two days available, Dublin is a good choice. The food, the museums, the pubs, the live music, it’s all there. But Ireland has so much more to offer beyond Dublin! I first moved to Ireland back in […]

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Trip Leader Moment

I had a group of 15 passengers with me, and we had finally arrived in Warsaw, Poland. It took us 12 hours to get there (our train was delayed 4 hours because someone committed suicide by throwing themselves in front of the train! I was horrified, but my passengers took it quite calmly. Then, after […]

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Get Paid to Travel! – Part 3

This post is pretty traumatic to write. Because the training to become a tour leader? It was HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD! It wasn’t the hardest thing I have ever done in my life (I’m fast approaching my late thirties, and have done a lot of living in that time), but it was seriously an explosion of shitfuckery, and it […]

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Get paid to Travel! – Part 2.

In the last post, I gave you an overview of some things you should consider and calculate before you apply to a job as a Tour Leader. In this one, I want to give you an idea of what you will actually be doing once you’re out there on the road. Oh, and you should […]

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Get paid to Travel! – Part 1

I know, it sounds like a scheme. Like a “take this totally free class, we just need your credit card number to secure your place”-type of fraud. It’s not. It’s a job. And it’s bloody hard work. It’s also pretty much the best thing you will ever do! I am talking about being a Tour […]

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Travel Snobs and Douchebags

You know, there’s a state of mind, an attitude, a way to interact with the world that frequent travelers often develop. After all, we meet so many different people, we are exposed to culture, art, architecture, history…we broaden our horizons and invite the world into our souls. I can summarize it in one word: Douchebaggery. […]

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Scammed in Paris

I consider myself a fairly seasoned traveler. A cautious one too. I have never been robbed or pickpocketed (top tip for that: Look poor! Totally works), I have never had anything disappear from my hotel or hostel room. I have never been kidnapped by traffickers forcing my father to use his specific skill set to […]

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