travel

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I was really lucky to have been exposed to travelling at a young age by family. One of my first holidays was to Aranelle in Spain with my mum and my aunt. I don’t remember all that much from the trip now, but when I do think of it, I recall it fondly. Do you ever get those happy nostalgia moments?

When I asked my mum why she took me away so young, she said she wanted to show me there was much more to the world than just the streets where we lived. Mission definitely accomplished! Till this day as a long footed woman, I enjoy seeing new places and getting out of my own backyard. Here you will find my memoirs on trips taken previously, diaries of current travels and of course, also those to come.

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Landed

Chaotic.  That’s the word I would use to describe my first week in Barbados.  Touching down in paradise Jet lag worsened by a touch of insomnia and lack of nutritional food made my first week in paradise just a tad chaotic.  Settling into my new apartment, and starting a new…

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First and Last Office Day of 2021

I’ve never felt more like I had stepped into a time portal than earlier this month when I went back to the office for the first time since March 2020. Despite the ravaging passage of time, and having had almost two full trips around the sun since I last walked…

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Road to Remote – We Made It!

After many years of thinking about it, dreaming about it, and hashtagging it (see insta bio) – I, Charlotte Gray, am finally going remote y’all! #RoadtoRemote No more trying to strategically plot my 25 annual leave days throughout the work year for maximum holiday time  No more sighing to myself…

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2020: Year in Review

I honestly can’t quite believe it’s time for the year in review already! Typically this task is quite joyous as it gives me an excuse to plunge back through the archives and remember all that I got up to throughout the year. This year, of course – things will be…

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The Faces of my Journey

When I packed up and left Maastricht in 2018 year my beautiful friends made me cry with several thoughtful gifts. My favourite had to be the book: The Faces of My Journey. Inside are pages dominated by people I met in Maastricht proclaiming their love for me (of course) with…

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Dreams Punta Cana

“It’s the worst January they’ve ever seen!” With the cold grey day that was my last birthday, relived in my Year in Review, I decided to venture to sunnier climbs for the ‘Big 27’. With Dominican Republic long being on my list, thanks to Pero Like, I booked a package…

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What to Expect From She’s Up and Away in 2020

#BestYearYet  Did you hear? 2020 is going to be our best year yet. Yours and mine, and this blog is going to record it all.  Inspired by this awesomely honest post from Creative & Confused. I want this year to be full of goals achieved and boxes ticked. I want…

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2019: Year in Review

Oh blog, where do I begin? I can’t believe it’s this time again already. I just looked back at 2018’s ‘Year In Review’ and that was truly a HUGE year. I think that’s why this year in comparison, hasn’t felt as exciting. Whilst there we some definite highlights *cough cough…

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Sightseeing in Jaipur

We went sightseeing for 1 full day in Jaipur. Cramming the itineraries of all the blogs we’d read into one fateful day. Which just so happened to be perhaps the hottest day I’ve ever experienced in my life. Being a child of the sun, I often give it ‘all that’…

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