Living Abroad Interview Series: Amanda Afield

Petite Adventures is a space for me to share my life abroad – whether that’s navigating the expat life in Madrid or Leeds or exploring and experiencing a different place while travelling.

Every so often I like to hand the mic over to someone else who’s chosen a life abroad, to share their perspective, their experiences, their likes and dislikes of living in a different land. Today, I’m passing the mic over to Amanda Afield, an American living in and loving the Lake District, UK.

Living Abroad Interview Series: Amanda Afield, Lake District, UK [petiteadventures.org]

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My Travel Bucket List: Split

My Travel Bucket List Split, Croatia [petiteadventures.org]

After spending a couple of days in Zadar, Croatia (click here to read my travel bucket list for Zadar), we’ll be hopping on a bus and heading south to explore the Dalmatian Coast and the city of Split, a city often referred to as The most beautiful city in the world!

Sounds pretty great, right?!

The majority of our time away will be spent in Split, and just like Zadar, I’m beyond excited to explore the city, soak up the sunshine, and so much more. Here is my travel bucket list for Split.

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My Travel Bucket List: Zadar

My Travel Bucket List: Zadar, Croatia [petiteadventures.org]

This week, after far too many days, weeks and months spent NOT exploring, we’re off on an adventure! For the next few days, we’ll be basking in the sun, exploring the land and staring out at the sea in Croatia.

Our first stop is Zadar, a city located on the northern Dalmatian coast. Although the city covers just 25 sq. km, it is home to nearly 76,000, making it the fifth largest city in Croatia. It’s also the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, dating back to the late-Stone Age, and just last year it was voted European Best Destination.

Let’s take a look at what’s in store for our time in Zadar.

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Scaredy Kate Returns: Letting My Fear Get The Better of Me In Edinburgh

I hate being afraid of heights.

It ridiculously embarrassing because usually, my fear strikes out of nowhere. We’ll be out and about, walking along, when suddenly BOOM my brain decides that the road ahead is a danger and I just stop.

That’s right I stop, or, as in one really embarrassing recent case, I sit down. It doesn’t matter how many people, children, dogs or badgers are walking along the exact. same. path. ahead of me, my brain just won’t let me carry on and my feet stay firmly planted on the ground.

It’s embarrassing and, honestly, really disappointing.

In the past few years, my fear of heights has forced me to miss out on a few pretty great experiences and views, including recently, when my fear demon denied me the chance to climb Arthur’s Seat and take in the panoramic views of the stunning, gothic city of Edinburgh.

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A Yorkshire to Canadian Dictionary

A Yorkshire to Canadian English Dictionary [petiteadventures.org]

There are many things that link Canada and the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, language isn’t one of them.

I know what you’re thinking: But Kate, both countries have English as an official language! And you’re right.

Except you couldn’t be more wrong.

Although the two countries share a language, there are more differences than there are similarities, especially here in Yorkshire. Over the past few months, I’ve picked up quite a few keys words and phrases that have helped me fit in with the locals.

Here’s my intro to a Yorkshire–Canadian dictionary:

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