Hello! I’m Emma – a 23 year old Brit with an itch for travelling, photography and story telling.
I grew up as the daughter of an airline pilot and spent the first couple of years of my life being carted around as blonde curly-haired hand-luggage to all kinds of amazing places that I only wish I could remember. I also grew up listening to my dad’s stories about a world that was exciting, colourful and so diverse. A place that was accessible and just waiting to be explored.
As well as travelling, I’m also passionate about human rights and civil rights issues, particularly those in Asia. I’m always looking to learn more and engage with other people about these important topics.
I’m also a bit of a language nerd. Aside from my native English, I can speak/read various amounts of Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and French. I’m still learning! I also speak very small amounts of Arabic, Italian and Japanese. (My secret nerdy party trick is being able to count in 8 different languages…).
Until July 2016, I spent two and a half years working for the Mayor of London (the GLA) and doing all sorts of amazing things, learning a lot and meeting some incredible people along the way. Since I didn’t take the traditional university route, my adult education has almost solely come from my roles at the GLA! Applying for my first job there was probably the best life decision I’ve ever made.
In September 2016, I came back from an amazing 3 month solo trip round Asia and am currently blogging about everything I experienced, as well as talking about contemporary global problems, like the refugee crisis and undemocratic governments.
Thanks for reading!