Would You Rather: Travel Edition.


I never planned on doing tags/question posts on my blog, but I came across this series by Sea Salt Secrets and it looked quite fun so I thought I'd give it a go!

Would You Rather...?

Travel or focus on your career at the age of 25?

Having a career doesn't mean you can't travel. You might not be able to travel for months at a time but a good career can set you up for life and enable you to travel more because you can afford it. Some jobs send you on trips abroad regularly, I'm working on getting myself one of them in the future :)

Have a $10,000 budget for a holiday and fly first class for $5,000 and stay in mediocre accommodation OR spend $1,000 on economy and stay in luxury accommodation?
Economy all the way. I'm not spending the holiday on the plane. Granted, I won't spend most of my time in my accommodation either, but it would be nice to come back to a clean comfy bed and nice facilities. I might not get the crying baby in first class but I'll have my headphones on.

Never take the train OR never take an airplane again?

Bye bye trains! I use them a lot more than planes but there are plenty alternatives: cars, buses, coaches and bikes. If I couldn't take a plane again, then I'm limited to this continent, not that Europe hasn't got tons to explore but I want to explore the world! I don't fancy a journey to another continent via boat ↓


Stay in a palm hut along the seashore for seven days OR stay in a log cabin in the woods for one month?

At first, I said palm hut but as I re-read it and thought it over, I voted for the log cabin. A whole month in the woods would be out of my comfort zone but I reckon it would be a good experience. I love the beach but I've done it plenty times and I'm all for trying new things. As long as it was clean, safe from bears and giant spiders, had plenty food and a way of contacting the rest of civilisation. A month is a long time.

Wake up without your wallet OR wake up without your passport and phone?

No wallet. I rarely carry cash due to the fear of losing it and my important cards are never in there. The only things I'd lose are a few loyalty cards I barely use and the wallet itself. Having no passport and no phone means I'm screeeewed. How would I get home? How would I contact anyone? *cries hypothetically*

*Fun story - when I was younger, I lost my passport at Disneyland Paris on one of the rides. Travelling to the British Embassy wasn't fun but thankfully I made it home and haven't been back since lol. I will visit again some day, though I probably won't walk with my passport...*


Be left behind in the bush on an African safari OR be left behind in the water on a scuba trip?

Both scenarios sound terrifying but I'd rather be left in the bush. Chances are there's more people on land than under water so I'd have a better chance of being rescued. If I was alone under water, I'd start panicking and my oxygen would run out a lot faster.

Lose your luggage but land on time OR land 12 hours late with your luggage intact?

Land 12 hours late. I'd probably spend 12 hours hunting for my luggage anyway.


Have an awesome job in a mediocre city OR a mediocre job in an awesome city?

The toughest question!
I place so much importance on enjoying my job and being passionate about what I'll be spending 40 hours of my week doing, so I'd go for the awesome job in a mediocre city. Whilst you have a life outside of work, I hate the thought of dreading my job. It would affect my whole life and at least in a crap city, I could always visit somewhere nearby and it would probably encourage me to travel more. It's how I imagine living in Zone 6 to be #noshade

Be able to teleport to places you’ve already been OR only be able to teleport to places you’ve never been before?

Places I've never been before. I want to visit as much of the world as I can, so being able to travel to a different part of it every time would be cool. Hopefully I would know where I'm going in advance so I could pack accordingly.

Be stuck on a seven-hour delay OR turn up at the airport and realise your flight is tomorrow?

Stuck on a seven-hour delay because at least it's not my fault. I like to consider myself as a fairly organised person, so getting my flight date wrong would crush me a little bit and it would be such a hassle. Would you go back home? Back to the hotel? Find a new hotel? Nah, as impatient as I am, I'd take the delay.


Be able to play every musical instrument that you touch OR speak every language that you hear?

Speak every language OBVIOUSLY!
How great would it be to communicate with every person that you meet? And to understand when someone's talking smack about you so you can hit them with a response - fluent AF. It would open up endless career and living opportunities as well. I wouldn't move to another country if I didn't intend on learning the language so having that ability would be amazing.

Travel back in time to meet your ancestors OR forward to meet your descendants?

I'm constantly thinking and planning for the future but I'd love to travel back in time to meet my ancestors to see how they made me the person I am today. It would be great to learn more about my family history.

Have in-flight WiFi but no legroom (like, zero inches) OR in-flight legroom but no WiFi?

Legroom, regardless of the flight time. Me complaining about my severe leg cramp wouldn't make for an interesting Snapchat story.


Be able to eat anything and any quantity of food with no negative health effects OR be refreshed and well rested after only three hours of sleep?

It takes me a while to go to sleep and I'm a light sleeper so being a fully functioning adult who survives on three hours of sleep would be pretty ideal. I eat almost anything I want now - in moderation.

Would you rather travel along the ocean floor OR take a trip to outer space?

I don't have a huge interest in space but if I ever got the unrealistic-never-ever-going-to-happen chance to do it, I would take it! Deep, open water makes me feel a bit uneasy and it's probably pitch black on the ocean floor and crawling with scary sea creatures.


Die happy in five years OR die unhappy in sixty years?

The thought of dying young isn't a nice one but it's better than a long life full of unhappiness.

On a happier note, I've enjoyed reading these posts so if you do or have done it, share below!

#GrowingUpInLondon


#GrowingUpInLondon
40p bus rides and 10p Space Raiders.
Penny sweets and Funky Friends.
Gladiators and Tracy Beaker.
Born To Do It played on end.

Keisha The Sket and Sony Ericsson phones.
Just Do It bags and all-black Kickers.
Myspace top 8's and the regal Year 6 bench.
Doing P.E. in your vest and knickers.

Lord of the Mics and Wonderwall renditions.
Mario and Yoshi on the Nintendo.
Tammy Girl jeans and Sky Dancers Dolls.
Celebrating a birthday at Trocadero.

#GrowingUpInLondon

DISCLAIMER: If you didn't grow up in London (or the UK), then you probably won't get most of this. Google it.

Memories Monday // Digital Shoreditch 2015.


This time last year, I was volunteering at #DS15.
The Digital Shoreditch Festival is (or was) a two week festival dedicated to all things creative and tech, slightly similar to SXSW.
Key themes included wearable tech, advertising and branding, social media, food, healthcare and much more. Pretty much anything to do with digital or technology.

I used 5 days of my precious annual leave to volunteer for the main week - #dedication



I did the morning, noon AND night shifts so the 5am alarm and the 1am bedtime was knackering but so worth it. (To be honest, the late nights were due to the after parties so I wasn't complaining!)



An average day included setting up the events space, sending tons of tweets, listening to a talk, assisting in the cloakroom, drinking endless amounts of tea, racing around Shoreditch Town Hall in search of plastic cups and then finishing it all off at a rooftop bar.





There were ample chances to network with the speakers and the attendees and I got the opportunity to speak at an (much smaller) event as a result, which was great!





The best thing of all was meeting and working with my fellow volunteers. They were all at different stages in their careers and in different areas and we all got on really well. We met up the next week and attended some of the events/"networking" parties that were still happening and had a great time :)


Sadly, there's no festival this year which is a shame because I was really looking forward to it. I hope it returns next year!