I launched my blog a year ago. Here are major key things I’ve learned:

  Happy birthday to my blog! (Thanks, WordPress for the reminder). It’s been a great year for blogging. I released thisishannahajala.com at a time where I felt quite isolated, and it’s honestly been one of the best decisions ever! Here are some things I’ve learned along the way:   Consistency is key. If you want…

What kind of journalist am I?

It’s a question I’ve been asking myself since the start of this year. I’m entering my third year of working in broadcasting full time, and must say; what an incredible journey it’s been! From having 6am starts, to all-nighters, to hours too long to even classify as overtime. Through all of these experiences working on…

The Africa they will never show you!

Many of my photo posts from Ghana are a good example when saying the phrase ‘the Africa they don’t show you’ – often I received quite strange questions and responses when speaking about my excitement to spend my Christmas holidays in Ghana.   “Do people speak English there?” “Wow, there are beaches there?” Seriously?! Ignorance…

The time I met another travel blogger in the motherland 

Say hi to Tiffany Afia. A recent graduate from University of Kent, born in London, and has a big love for travelling. Rather than then falling into the dilemma of finding a job or further study after university, she decided to start a new life somewhere with familiar-ish surroundings. Thousands of miles away.  "They say…

My beautiful connections of 2016

It’s been a very brilliant year for networking and meeting people from several areas of life through the most interesting circumstances. Social media has funnily enough become the driving force behind this and with that being said, here are some pretty amazing people I met this year that are doing awesome things that you should definitely…

The 5 golden rules when flying alone

So whilst embarking on my sixth flight and holiday of the year, I, Hannah Ajala almost missed my flight! It’s a long story. But these are important tips I learnt and will forever ensure to keep them in mind for future. Have someone to hold you accountable so you keep organised. Even if they’re not travelling…

What being without internet for a few days taught me

Gasping for the chance of wifi at every chance I could get, and not being able to fully utilise at work seeing as I come to work, to actually work, then turned into the choice to no longer care that I’d be going home after a long day to no internet. At first it was…

It’s been 2 years. Here are key things I’ve learnt so far..

I hear that it’s the world’s largest broadcasting corporation, reaching worldwide audiences and producing content around the clock, 365 days a year. You can imagine how pleasantly shocked and humbled I was to be able to have been gifted this opportunity only 2 weeks after graduating in 2014. Since then, I’ve learnt super key points…

Why it’s OK not to just grind for your parents

I’ve seen several people my age speak about how they want their parents to retire early and that they’re doing all the hard work for their parents so they don’t have to work any more. Here is why I tend to disagree with this mentality..