My first post and introduction to A Girl Around The Globe 🌏

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to see the world and work in the travel industry. From being on a package holiday in Spain with my family as a child, and seeing the reps in their brightly coloured t shirts with their golden tans, smiling as they greet the holiday goers or enthusiastically offering excursions to the tourists; to visiting destinations such as Paris and New York and feeling like I was in a movie set. I have always felt like the world offers more than just the standard 9-5 in your hometown and all inclusive holidays to just soak up some sun (I’m not bashing those, they are enjoyable and I’ve had great holidays like that, they just rarely offer much culture). 

During my late teens and early 20’s I was always thinking about going travelling and just leaving my home of England to explore for a while, but it always seemed slightly out of reach. It was hard to save money or I felt bad leaving a job, but then when I was 22 the time seemed right. It’s now or never. Myself and 3 friends booked our flights to Bangkok (mine being one way) in March 2015, and Boxing Day was when the day finally rolled round for us to leave. With our way too overpacked and heavy backpacks weighing us down, we tearfully left our friends and family for the airport and for a new, adventurous life. 

It has now been just over 3 months, and I am currently solo travelling and have found a job working (and living here too) on the beautiful Rottnest Island, Western Australia. As there’s not much here I have plenty of spare time and thought now would be the perfect time to start this blog. 

On this trip I have visited Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and now Australia. When I eventually leave the wonderful Australia I plan to visit New Zealand, Indonesia, maybe Laos, re visit Thailand, and then who knows where! I hope you enjoy my posts, and I would love to hear about your experiences and opinions. 

Thank you

Gemma

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