Hi! I'm Mel, a freelance writer, photographer, radio documentary maker, volunteer and travel addict with a passion for hunting down the best cups of tea and exploring the world.
I've been an exchange student (in Germany and Japan), bartended in Halifax, been a paid musician, worked as a concert page turner (yes, that's a real job), taught photoshop and digital imaging, sold cameras, worked as a legal assistant, been a radio host, roadtripped across the USA and Canada, backpacked through Europe and Asia, chanted with buddhist monks at 3am and got engaged on a mountain.
Right now I'm completing a Masters in Journalism and working towards my Tea Sommelier certification with the Tea Association of Canada.
In April I'll be interning with the CBC's European office in London, England and in May I'm heading to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Hercegovina to volunteer with Photographers Without Borders. You can follow along with my adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
A tea & travel blog.
View over Sarajevo from the Yellow Fortress. (Mel Hattie/Mel Had Tea)