About

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I’m Zoe, a 23 year old English girl and recent graduate in French and Hispanic Studies. I also have a CELTA qualification so I hope to be teaching English abroad soon.

I love languages, carnivals, volunteering, music and other cultures in general, and when I travel I think it’s best to do it as ‘locally’ as you can, as in stay with local people (through Couchsurfing, WWOOF, Workaway etc) rather than in hotels, and buy things from local people where possible (e.g. the fruit man on the side of the road rather than the big supermarket). I think this is more beneficial to you as a traveller because you can learn more about the culture, and more beneficial to the people in that country.

The aim of my blog is to inform other travellers about places they haven’t visited yet and to give people an insight into other cultures through my personal stories.

I’m happy to answer any questions, either through comments on here or via my other online profiles:

Twitter: @_travelwithzoe and @zoe93

Instagram:  _travelwithzoe and ZoeReeve93

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello! I’m planning on travelling to Bocas del toro to do some voluntary work at a primary school on isla solarte, with “Spanish by the sea” – and I came across your blog! I’m travelling solo, and wanted some tips on meeting people whilst there/ how you found you’re experience. I will only be there for a month 🙂

    • Oh so you’re doing the exact same thing that I did! You should bring some English books (really really simple ones with lots of pictures) for the kids in the school if you can find any in charity shops etc. I did that and they loved them. You’ll meet loads of people in the hostel, mostly European and American people. If you want to meet local people it’s easy to meet local guys because they’ll talk to you (don’t be scared of them but don’t trust them that much, like don’t be on your own in the night with them) and maybe you’ll meet some girls through them. Make sure you visit the other islands (Bastimentos and Carenero) and if you feel like doing more volunteering, go to the old people’s home and say hi to all the grannies and grandads 🙂 Bocas is really fun and in my opinion it’s quite safe. Make sure you go to the parties at Barco Hundido as well as La Iguana. Most people from the hostel will go to Iguana because it’s more for tourists but to see something Panamanian you need to go to Barco so try and persuade someone to go with you. Have fun!!

  2. Hi Zoe,

    After randomly finding your blog while on google researching for a new design project ~ I’m doing the artwork for a brand new ‘clean’ dancehall mixtape, I thought that I would send you a short comment to give you some positive feedback on your work!

    I was trying to find family friendly dancehall photos and wot not, to inspire me that all is not lost in the battle against slackness and stumbled across your photos from this years Notting Hill Carnival. Check out your hair ~ it’s kind of cool! Anyway, keeping it short, I did take the time to read some of the stuff that you have written, all in English? No French or Spanish? Not being critical, just surprised, since you mentioned study and wot not.

    Anyway, keep up the good work and keep sharing your cool photos!

    • Hey, good luck with your project and thanks for the feedback. Hmm it hađ never occurred to me to write in another language. I think I’d find it hard to do because even though I speak French and Spanish, I don’t think I’d be able to convey things like humour and sarcasm if I wrote articles that weren’t in English

  3. Hi again,

    Because (bad english!) I had to log into my wordpress account, I’ve still got your page open in Google Chrome. Why didn’t it ever occur to you to write in French or Spanish? Isn’t that what your studying at Uni?

    If you want, you could email me instead of posting comments. Personally, I’d prefer to laugh out loud at replies on your website, but that might not be too sensible!

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