I’ve been traveling since I was 2 months old. Okay…so that’s not entirely true. I was born in Jamaica and my parents moved to Canada when I was a baby. I grew up in Toronto and assumed that was where I’d stay. Then during university I had a lot of friends who were taking semesters abroad and I wanted to do that too. As a broke student it wasn’t meant to be at that time. But I started to become interested in the possibility of picking up and moving somewhere new.
A few years after graduating from university a good friend moved to Japan. I went to visit him and that was when I started to get a glimpse of expat life. A few months later I went to Cuba then a few weeks after that to Senegal. Something about travel allows me time to reflect and put things in perspective. I decided on that trip that it was time for me to get up go and see more of the world. When I returned from Senegal I applied to go to university in England and moved to London in 2008.
I planned to get my degree and move home at the end of two years. Almost
four six seven eight years later and I am still here! I don’t know where I’ll end up, Canada, England or some third, fourth, or fifth location.
This blog started because Shawn (who I visited in Japan) convinced me to document my time away. So I did and thought it would be a great way to update friends and family about my adventures. That never really worked and I found myself connecting with other expats more than I was updating friends and family at home. I mostly write about hidden gems in London, expat life and travel mixed in with whatever else I find interesting on both sides of the pond.