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A Guide to Surviving Lockdown for the Travel-Obsessed

Well, I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a bit of a jerk! Due to COVID-19, all your travel plans for the foreseeable future have probably gone to hell (and unfortunately, I don’t mean the one in the Cayman Islands). If you’re obsessed with travel (and lucky enough to not have more serious concerns during this time), here’s a guide to surviving lockdown. Below are some tips on how you can turn your involuntary staycation into an exotic adventure, just by doing a lot of the things you would do if you were travelling anyway.

Even though you're in lockdown: 

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Welcome to the Sharonicles


The Sharonicles is a travel humour blog by a location-independent South African travel writer. With six years of experience as a cruise ship crew member, she has an in-depth knowledge of the cruise line industry. Her travels on ships and on land have taken her to 57 countries on five different continents. 

Here she shares advice, opinions and anecdotes revealing the funny side of travel from her experiences. She also photographs a plastic flamingo called 'Rodrigo' on her travels because it seemed like a good idea ten years ago and 54 countries later, it’s probably too late to turn back now.

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Practical travel tips and destination guides 
for anyone visiting any of the places I have been.




My thoughts on travel mascots, photographing 
your butt in exotic locations and the addictive 
nature of cruise ship employment, 
among other things.



True stories about trying to find trolls in 
Norway, toilets in Denmark 
and getting flashed in Cuba, to name a few.



Tips for cruisers and crew 
members, as well as anecdotes from a variety 
of experiences at sea.

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