Amy Travel Blogger in Bruges Belgium

HI, I’m Amy, AKA Templeseeker! UK based travel blogger excited to bring to you the most amazing cultural destinations around the world.

A bit about me….

My childhood included a year in South Africa, which I always feel ignited my passion for travel. On our return to the UK, my home situation was tough when my parents went through a messy divorce, leaving us in struggling financial situation. This spurred me on to be financially independent and looking back, probably gave me the drive to achieve what I have done to date.

In 1999, I left home (sunny Wolverhampton!) and headed to Manchester University, where I had three fantastic years studying World Religions and Theology. I loved every minute of my degree, and Buddhism and Hinduism were my key areas of study. My favourite units were ‘Buddhism and Modernity’ with Francesca Torocco and Indian Philosophy with Jacqueline Southern-Hurst.

After 6 weeks of travelling around Russia and China, I then returned to the UK to train as a Religious Studies and Geography teacher. I became a secondary teacher of Religious Studies and Philosophy, where my love for Indian Religions and my wanderlust grew. I went back to Manchester University four years later to study an MA in South Asian Studies.

Following more than ten years as a secondary school teacher, I became ill with severe endometriosis, and I was also feeling the stress of relentless hours in teaching. I knew that as much as I loved being a teacher, it wasn’t sustainable through to retirement age.

I retrained online with a BTEC in social media for business, and I set up my own online business managing social media for clients. Working my own hours online allowed me to become location independent and work on my passion of travel blogging. ‘Templeseeker’ was born! This blog is me all over, and combines everything that I love!

Post Travel depression
Here I am, at Wat Pho, Thailand

Since starting Temple Seeker in 2015, I have grown my blog into a sustainable business, and I am passionate about sharing my hints and tips with my readers. My mission is predominantly to help solo female travellers with a passion in cultural, historical and religious travel to achieve their dreams.

Some of my favourite destinations in the world include Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Sukhothai ancient Buddha park in Thailand and the old town of Krakow, Poland.

Got a particular bucket list item that you are desperate to check off your list? Feel free to share…I may just be able to help you out!

Happy temple seeking,

Amy

The latest on the blog…

  • Morocco Solo Female Travel Guide

    Let’s be honest and upfront – Morocco is not the best place for a first time solo traveller. It can be intense and overwhelming to say the least! It is certainly not without it’s travel challenges! However, if you have a bit of travel experience under your belt and love learning about Islamic culture and…

  • Is Meknes worth Visiting? A Moroccan Imperial City

    The Northern Moroccan city of Meknes is swiftly making its way onto most backpacker routes and travel itineraries. It is one of four historical imperial cities of Morocco, namely: Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat. Meknès became the Moroccan capital in 1673 under Mawlāy Ismāʿīl, who built city walls with nine gates, as well as various…

  • Is Chefchaouen worth visiting? The Blue Pearl of Morocco

    Chefchaouen, known as the blue city or the ‘blue pearl’, is a picturesque town located in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco. Chefchaouen had been relatively undiscovered up until 2019. Just before Covid hit the world, Chefchaouen was really starting to make it on the map. The city saw a massive influx of travellers in…

  • Visiting Chefchaouen in Winter – The Blue Pearl of Morocco

    As I’m not a fan of staying in the UK during the colder months, I decided to visit Chefchaouen in winter. Chefchaouen is known as the ‘blue city’ in Morocco. Historically, the area was inhabited by Jews who fled the Europe in the Spanish Inquisition, and they painted their houses blue to represent the sky…

  • What to wear in Chefchaouen, Morocco

    I’ve spent a lot of time in Morocco, and lot’s of people ask me about what to wear in Chefchaouen, the blue city. There are three things you need to think about here – first the practicalities such as comfort and warmth. Secondly, the culture and religion of Morocco requires that you dress conservatively and…

  • Riad Dar Zaman, Marrakesh

    This week, we are staying at the fabulous Riad Dar Zaman in Marrakesh Riad, where we are being well looked after by our host Hassan. What is a Riad in Marrakesh? A Riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. It comes from the Arabian term for garden ‘ryad’. If…

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