My name is Meeka. I live in Leeds, England. I drink a lot of tea, and I like to eat… far too much. I come from an unprivileged background, a high school dropout turned law undergraduate (if only all the teachers that said I couldn’t do it could see me now), and have managed to turn my life around, for the better. Due to my background I was not lucky enough to explore the world and go on holiday as a child or teenager. (I think I must have stowed all the lack of travelling away, with my hatred of learning, till I was old enough to have my own money to travel, and love/need/ hunger to learn.) Luckily, as an adult I have turned my travel fortune around. I have been lucky enough to explore a few places in Europe and the US. Travelling, unfortunately, is expensive and I am a law student – I know, students have no money, and law students have too much reading to do – I try to travel as often as possible, though, it is unfortunately not something I can do as often as I would like.
When I travel I like to be exposed, gently might I add, to the culture of the country. I like to ‘live like a local’ and am funnily enough, starting to loath the ‘tourist attractions’ of places. Why travel to do what everyone else participates in? I understand there are certain things that one must participate in when visiting a place for example Gaudi in Barcelona. But at the same time there is so much to explore and do which the average tourist is not fully aware of.
I would like this blog to be about … (long pause) … where I have been, what I have learnt, what I can advise others to do and what I would have done differently with the information and knowledge I have after the visit. Though bear in mind, this will change I am sure of it. I used to believe that I would never visit a place twice… Yet I am heading to Paris for a second time in September 2014.
Hopefully my experiences will aid you in yours. I fully believe travel, with an understanding and appreciation of different cultures, will help aid this world to be a better place.
Thank you for reading this short bio of my short life.