A look back…

Well, as I mentioned in my introductory post, I spent my gap year teaching in Namibia and kept a blog whilst I was out there. This is a really short post just to say that if anybody is interested in what my year was like – or even if you just want to see some pretty pictures of an incredible country, here is the address for my old blog…enjoy!


‘A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.’ Tim Cahill 


An introduction!

Hello! Well, welcome to my new blog! My name is Hebe Barlow. I’m 20, and currently a student at the University of Birmingham studying Ancient History. Before uni, I took a year out and went to live in Namibia for a year. I went with a charity from Scotland called Project Trust and spent my time teaching in a rural primary school in the South of the country, and then travelling in the holidays.

Sadly, due to complications with our Visas and illness in our group, I wasn’t able to do as much travelling as I would have liked. But during my time out there I did realise just how much I love travelling, photography and blogging. In two and a half weeks time I’m going to America to work at a summer camp for two months. After that, travel time! I have no idea where I’ll be going in the USA or who i’ll be travelling with, but I already can’t wait! I’m hoping that this is just the start of more travelling adventures and I thought well, why not start another blog for all my future travels?

Even if nobody ever reads this blog apart from family and friends, I hope I’ll continue it. I kept a blog throughout my time in Namibia and I can’t help but think that it’s such an amazing way to have a permanent record of all your adventures and experiences. Well…here goes!

‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.’ St Augustine