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Hi everyone! Welcome to WanderingPapaya.

So, who am I?

My name is Kaya Agnew, and I love travel and everything associated with it. New experiences, new people, breathtaking views, how the highs almost always outweigh the lows, and culture shocks. On this blog, I will be writing about my past and present travels and things I have learned along the way.

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Outside the colosseum, Rome

I am 21 years old, vegetarian and currently working full time (bleh!). I began the University of Dundee in 2013, thinking that that was setting me up for what I wanted to do – study a subject I wasn’t sure if I even liked, graduate, get a job. I can tell you that the year I began was great – but for all the wrong reasons. Like all new university students, I made new friends, drank far too much and ate far too much pizza. I soon realised I hated the course I was in, and I was miserable. After developing severe anxiety and having panic attacks most nights, I decided enough was enough, and I left. I had gone to university without even questioning if there were any other options in life – and I feel that there is an immense pressure on young people to do the same.

Since leaving, I’ve been working full time over the past two and a half years, and last year, my boyfriend and I thought screw it and decided to save up and follow our dreams. We will start our journey round South East Asia this summer! We’ve already been to a fair few places already, on holidays and city breaks, and we cannot wait to hand our notices in and travel full time for several months.

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He is my absolute rock. At the Notre Dame, Paris

Travel is without a doubt what makes me happiest, and it’s about time I start being a bit more selfish, instead of worrying about what other people think.

I hope you enjoy my ramblings, and I hope you follow your dreams.

Kaya x