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Fiona Lawless
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Nomadic optometrist still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up
Nomadic optometrist still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up

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Returning to Malawi, the first country I have returned to
People often asked me if I would go back to Malawi and I always answered "Of course". Malawi is a place that is, and will hopefully always remain, somewhere that is very close to my heart. Yes, I didn't leave in the best of head spaces and yes, one of the p...

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Paris: A city in turmoil and my trip there in June 2014
Paris: the city of love, home to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, some of the most famous art work and churches in the world and until just before Christmas, my friend Rebecca. However in the last few days, Paris has been in the news due to the horrif...

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Being a tourist at home: Dublin the fair city
All too often when you travel it can be a case of the grass is always greener. You look towards far flung places and think of them as exotic and exciting, you explore the little streets and cross off the must see sights in each new place. But how often do w...

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Slinks back with head held low and a bundle of contradictions on my back
Apologies, it has been way too long since I last wrote. Why, you might ask, or some of you probably don't care and are perfectly happy that I am no longer spamming your facebook feeds with my ramblings. Well, the answer is life. Life got in the way of me wr...

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How was it? Marking 2 years since I left for the Warm Heart of Africa.
My first African sunset "Was it completely different?" "What was it like?" These are all questions that I have been asked repeatedly over the last 3 months since I moved home from Malawi. To be honest, I really have no idea how to answer them. Every answer ...

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Robben Island: A pilgrimage for Nelson Mandela
When you think of South Africa, you think of Nelson Mandela, the country's first black president, someone who fought against apartheid and was jailed for his belief that blacks and whites should be equal in his country. And then you think of Cape Town and y...

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Throw Back Thursday: Inca Trail
On my first trip abroad in 2011, I went exploring in South America and of course a highlight was hiking the Inca Trail to see the sun rise over Machu Picchu in Peru. To hike the Inca trail you need to do so as part of an organised tour and book permits in a...

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