When you're on the road constantly, how do you maintain your friendships and balance that with your other responsibilities? Do you ever get homesick?
Right at the beginning of my travels, during the first few months, I remember wondering ‘Oh, what's going on? What is this feeling?’, and then I realised I was homesick.
It's a bit tricky, but
that’s why Workaway is a great thing for me. I try to spend a whole month in every country I visit so I can really experience the culture and connect with the people.
I always volunteer with a local family for about three weeks, so I can learn about their country from them. I try to put my things in order and get organised during the three weeks when I’m volunteering. It’s mostly answering emails, keeping in touch with all the great people I've met all over the world, or writing about my travels. It allows me to settle down at my host’s place as well, because it's quite a rushed routine changing countries every month. But it works for me!
Then I travel around for about one week, ten days and explore - I mostly go to the countryside and smaller places. I try to write on my blog everyday. It's easy because so many things happen, every day it’s something new! I hitchhike to different spots, like a small town, or sometimes a bridge or a particular place.
I try to keep up with my
, so I don’t forget anything. My friends, family and people I meet on the road also use it to keep tabs on where I am and what I’m up to!