Top Five Journeys

So it may be a cliche, but often in life, and especially in South East Asia, it's not about the destination, it's about the journey. Admittedly, not every time I got on a bus was like walking into a music video, and travelling from Saigon to Hanoi in just under two weeks can really put … Continue reading Top Five Journeys

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Six Months in South East Asia: What To Pack

I spend a weird amount of time googling packing lists for various trips, so I figured it was time to lend my own knowledge and expertise to the conversation. The advantage of packing for South East Asia is that the climate is really very homogenous: even when it's raining, it's not cold - you aren't … Continue reading Six Months in South East Asia: What To Pack

Top Five Places in South East Asia

While I was travelling in South East Asia, I went to hundreds of amazing and beautiful places. Here is a list of my top five favourite places - the places I'm so glad I went to, and where you definitely have to find time to go. 1. Ta Van, near Sapa, North Vietnam Without a … Continue reading Top Five Places in South East Asia

Feel sorry for me and my enviable life right now

I am having a rough few days. It started on the bus from Battambang to Phnom Penh. Usually, on a bus ride I'd be staring out of the window, drinking in the scenery, taking blurry photos of villages and mountains, comparing it with the English landscape and marvelling at how different the world can be. … Continue reading Feel sorry for me and my enviable life right now

Let’s try new things: renting a car

Our rented car in front of the Wallace Monument

I'd never rented a car before. Shocking, I know, but there we are. If you've ever read my blog before, it becomes very clear, very quickly: I am a public transport kind of girl. For my recent trip to Scotland, however, having our own method of transport was very important. We didn't want to rely … Continue reading Let’s try new things: renting a car