About Chris

Hello!

I’m Chris, I’m 23 years old and I live near Glasgow, Scotland.

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I started this blog in January 2017 upon completing my Masters degree as an opportunity to improve my writing and a good excuse to write about something I love – travelling, exploring and seeing and learning more about the world – and was particularly inspired to do so during a short but life-affirming trip to Jordan in September 2016 as part of my dissertation research.

I’m now living and working indefinitely in Northern France, providing aid to people living in the woods of Calais and Dunkirk, and using this blog as an outlet for some of the stories and realities I’m facing each day.

“A new life! Freedom! Something to write about!” – Patrick Leigh Fermor, ‘A Time of Gifts’

“So many brothers and sisters everywhere! So many comrades who share the dream! Even if the dream itself is not yet entirely clear to him, but he’s getting there, wherever there is.” – John le Carré, ‘Absolute Friends’