Sunday, 30 November 2014


I thought it would be best to start this blog by explaining why I called it #no Chanel (although most of you know me well enough to get it without further explanation)

I started planing this trip at the start of 2014, which incidentally was a few weeks after I decided to buy a Chanel bag as a Christmas present to myself. Every time I mentioned the idea of a backpacking trip, to both my family and friends, they laughed at the thought of me 1. Living out of just one bag (bearing in mind when I lived in Canada for 4 months I took 4 suitcases with me) and 2. Living in an environment which most people would NOT describe as luxurious.  I guess you could say that I'm sometimes a little bit of a princess.  Determined to prove everyone wrong I booked my trip, got a tattoo and pierced my nose (of course I needed to make sure I could fit in with the backpacking community ...)

After a month of traveling I'd like to think I've adapted quite well, although I must admit that I am looking forward to getting my feet back into my jimmy choos .... I just need to figure out where and with whom I left them!