During my entire school career I was intrigued with maps, I don’t mean that I liked Geography – it was the first subject I dropped, but I used to stare at the different countries and wonder what it was like in each one. Who am I kidding? I still do that. When I see a plane in the sky, I wonder where it’s heading and what emotions I would be feeling if I was on it.
From a very young age I warned my parents that I would start travelling as soon as I could – even if that meant doing it on my own. And that’s exactly what happened. I received my Matric Certificate and nine days later I was on a plane to Hong Kong.
I am currently living in Shenzhen, China, while teaching English, learning Mandarin (painfully trying to) and enjoying the rich, diverse and undiscovered (at least to me) culture.