Author Archives: Rosalind Mullen

About Rosalind Mullen

I'm a writer and freelance journalist with a passion for independent travel. In recent years, my young son has joined me on my backpacking adventures...

Ethiopia … at last

Following on from my last blog, Ethiopia without a map … One thing I learned pretty quickly about Ethiopia is that I’d underestimated it. Instead of the parched, desolate country I’d envisaged from heartbreaking TV footage of the 1980s famine, I … Continue reading

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Ethiopia without a map

So, I’m packing for Ethiopia. This time next week, I’ll be trekking with five friends somewhere in the Simien Mountains. I think this particular trip is going to push me way out of my comfort zone – not least because, … Continue reading

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Travel blog – Vietnam with an eight-year-old

April 2010 – Just Kit and I – Vietnam It’s week one of backpacking alone with Kit. I spent a fair whack of my 20s backpacking – travelling free-style, inviting adventure. But to be honest, I’m beginning to think the … Continue reading

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Travel blog – Tibet with a nine-year-old

4 April 2012 At Beijing Xi station… waiting for the Beijing-Lhasa train…We gave ourselves too much time to get through the airport-style security and now have hours to kill. A quick-witted woman at a rickety old desk offered us a “private … Continue reading

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