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Laura is an international primary school teacher, originally from the landlocked Midlands region of England.

Since leaving the UK, she enjoyed 4 years living on Praslin island, Seychelles, followed by a pit-stop year in Mallorca, Spain, before moving to her current Indian Ocean rock destination, Mauritius.

Mauritius is giant in comparison to Seychelles. Even after a year back in Europe, she still finds herself feeling as though she lives in a metropolis. Of course, we islanders know this is all relative and the reality is that most of this beautiful island is far from busy. The 65km distance from north to south is really nothing.

Laura has never considered herself a hippy, but her feet don’t like shoes. Barefoot is best, but flip flops, trail running shoes, and free-dive fins are sometimes necessary. She doesn’t wear heals. Not because they aren’t pretty, but because her feet are now too islandy and she can’t squeeze them into a pair easily any more. Think Cinderella in crocs!

These seemingly fat feet take her on some pretty cool adventures though, so she won’t berate them too much. She spends most of her time on mountains or in deep water. She likes a challenge and gets a serious buzz from discovering something new. She’s met some of the most inspirational people and learnt from the best… and the worst!

As she comes toward the end of her 6th year of island living, she is feeling the need to share her tropical island girl adventures and life lessons as they continue. You can find her on Instagram @saltcoralsand.

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