Category: Friends and Family

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Having been living and travelling overseas for, gulp, about 13 years now, I have met many people from many different places, all with great tales to tell. I have often thought of inviting them to share their perspective on RunawayBrit,


If there is one thing you must do when you visit Mumbai it is to put all fears aside and try the street food; because, honestly? It’s simply the best street food that you will ever try. I promise you.

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Having seen numerous documentaries and vivid photographs of people covered head-to-toe in brightly coloured powder I have wanted to experience Holi for many years. Out of all India’s many,many, festivals Holi is the most colourful and the most joyful. In …

Yay! It's the Union Jack!

This year I will have been an expat for 7 years, 8 if you count a previous year spent in Japan. I left the UK on July 27th, 2007, and moved to Vietnam. Since then I have also lived in

A day out dog-sledding was a highlight of my trip to Swedish Lapland.

A memorable journey is often more about the people you meet than the things you see, and when I went dogsledding with Arctic Husky Adventures in Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland, last week I met quite possibly the most welcoming people I …

Enjoying the sun in Istanbul

The title of the post got your attention, huh?

Yes, I have a friend with benefits in Istanbul, but not the kind of benefits you might be thinking. You see, my friend Alex works in Istanbul, and as Istanbul is …