Charming Chiang Mai

No trip to Thailand is complete without a stop in Chiang Mai. Nestled at the base of the Himalayas, this northern city is quickly becoming one of the cultural capitals of Asia. With parts of the old city walls still in tact, it is one of the most beautiful and historically preserved ancient cities in…

Phnom Penh adventures

Landing at Phnom Penh airport, straight from the modern fast pace of Bangkok. Loading our luggage into a tuk tuk and praying it didn’t fall out of the sides. Changing our money from US dollars to Cambodian Riel and discovering that Riel is useless, most people pay with dollars. Phnom Penh is just madness. All traffic is…

Hostels; the good, the bad and the ugly.

Almost every backpacker has spent at least one night in a hostel. They have evolved from dodgy budget accommodation, to a cult experience – Have you even been travelling if you haven’t stayed in a hostel? They’re cheap and you can meet some cool people. Without them, travelling would be outrageously more expensive. Tallinn, Estonia  Our…

Driving the Australian East Coast

Port macquarie -> Coffs Harbour -> Byron Bay and Nimbin -> Coolangatta -> Surfers Paradise -> Brisbane -> Noosa -> Fraser Island -> Bundaberg -> Rockhampton -> Airlie Beach -> Whitsunday Islands -> Cairns -> Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest -> Port Douglas -> Atherton Tablelands Australia is a beautiful and diverse country. From the white…

When life is a jumble

When I was eighteen, I did not receive the grades I needed to go to my chosen University immediately. I had never expected that I would not go to University, I was the first in my family to not achieve perfect results. That day has defined my life. I remember it was gloriously sunny, I…

#Flashback- Picture perfect Paris

I just love Paris. It is one of the most beautiful and sensational cities in Europe. The food, the art, the wine, the cheese, the books, the style. My friends and I spent a long weekend in this incredible place. Picture tipsy friends, pastries and heaps of cheese. Musée d’Orsay Musée d’Orsay was our first…

#Flashback – Feeling keen in Krabi

Thailand is a crazy country. If you’re visiting South East Asia, its definitely worth a visit. I never considered travelling Thailand, I honestly thought it was be too busy and full of rowdy tourists. And yes, some areas are crazy busy and full of tourists, Khao San road in Bangkok and Patong beach in Phuket…

Bucket list

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver, The Summer Day Travel to all 7 continents Climb the Eiffel Tower √ Write a book Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge Swim in every ocean Study abroad while at University √ See a show on Broadway Snorkel the Great…

#Flashback – Winter in Estonia

While living in Poland, my friends and I travelled Central Eastern Europe. One of my all time favourite cities was Tallinn, Estonia. Things I learnt in Tallinn, Tallinn is teeny tinie. It is the capital and cultural hub of Estonia, but its population is only 407,947. Comparatively, the population of London is 8.5 million. Tallinn has…

#Flashback – My favourite Sydney spots

Living in Sydney was the greatest experience ever. Its an incredible place, and I thought I should list 5 of my favourite spots in New South Wales! There is so much more to see than Darling Harbour and the Opera House (though they are pretty cool in themselves). Palm Beach, The Boathouse Australia is known for its…

#Flashback – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Before going to university back in the UK, I spent an incredible 7 months working and travelling in Australia. I had only just turned 18 and it was my first experience of travelling alone and only the second time I had ever left Europe. I can not recommend travelling Australia enough. It is the most…

#Flashback – Phú Quốc Island

I was very fortunate to have 4 months in-between my TEFL course in Cambodia and starting my new teaching position in Tokyo. I have used this time to travel across South East Asia, which is partly why my finances are so depleted now! One of my favourite destinations was Phú Quốc, a Vietnamese Island off the…