image Suddenly, leaving London for Livingston..


Last year Easter (2015) I needed a cheap, cheerful break to plan my idea of moving out of London so I took a trip out to Guatemala. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, so when I was told upon arrival that it’s national holidays for 10 days over Easter, I was clueless as to where to go and what to do. I tend to enjoy discovering and learning-on-the-go rather plus in London, hardly ever check the weather before going anywhere.

IMG_2615  Regardless of the destination, I always get soooo excited to travel

My friend who is like a godfather to me, suggested I visit the coastal Caribbean-feel town of Livingston, as he’d been a regular visitor to the luxury hotel, Villa Caribe. I actually had no clue where I was going but the 5 hour bus journey out of the city showed me bit by bit that it would fulfil the lush, sunny and relaxing expectations I had for this trip.

These are just a few of the photos from my first time there.. needless to say, I fell in love and after a week of outdoor romance and refreshing adventures, I was convinced this was the place I was looking for to make my move out of London.

I had made it my NYR to move out of London.  I had a good job and was comfortable but I had itchy feet to enjoy more of the outdoors (without the cold factor), live near the ocean, surf more and take a simpler approach to life. I had a good job and had a lot of freedom but somehow still felt caged and after 10 years in London, it didn’t quite feel the same as 10 years before, so it was time to start afresh somewhere completely different. 

Of course, a thousand things had changed in 10 years in London but once you hit your 30s, all of a sudden, you change too.. and tend to focus more on feeling settled to a degree, getting fitter and healthier and wanting more from life. Or at least, that’s what I thought.. 

So a totally different lifestyle ensued and one that would leave me grateful either way.. 🙂




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