Jun 21

June 21, 2015

Goodbye Asia. It’s been a pleasure!

Well, here it is. The end of my Asian adventure. I’ve spent nearly 158 days in 6 different South-East Asian countries and in that time have learnt things, lost things, experienced different food, met people from across the globe and immersed myself into different cultures. When I left back in January I had umpteen thoughts going through my mind, from ‘Am I actually crazy?’ to ‘Holy shit, I’m actually doing this!’ Those voices have been pretty present throughout my journey,…

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May 16

May 16, 2015

Beaches, Buckets and Becoming a Qualified Diver – A Summary of South Thailand

I was glad to leave Vietnam at the end of April. I’d had enough of the air pollution, the horn honking and the rice wine. And I was ready to come back to Thailand, where I could once again eat my weight in curries and mango sticky rice. But as I landed in Krabi a few weeks ago, I realised, how flipping expensive south Thailand is! No more 15p beers. No more £1 meals. Instead, I was now paying £6-8…

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May 15

May 15, 2015

8 Things I’ve Learnt From 4 Months Of Solo Travel

It’s now been 4 months ago that I left home on a one-way ticket to Bangkok. In that time, I’ve seen an uncountable number of temples, eaten all manner of food stuffs, and consumed the same in drink form; I’ve scaled waterfalls, I’ve jumped off cliffs, I’ve swam in rivers, lakes, quarry’s and fairy pools, ridden on the back of a motorbike through millions of butterflies, relaxed on white sand beaches and used every type of transport known to man…

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Apr 1

April 1, 2015

Canyoning in Da Lat, Vietnam

If you know me, you’ll be aware of; 1) How clumsy I am, 2) How uncoordinated I am and 3) How balance is just not for me. So whenever I decide to do something that requires more than walking in a straight line, I am physically exerting myself. So, when I knew I was visiting Vietnam, I knew I wanted to get active. After spending a month in Cambodia eating way too much and drinking even more, I knew this…

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Mar 29

March 29, 2015

Cambodian Islands: Koh Rong & Koh Tonsay

When heading to Cambodia, it was the 1st place on my trip where I knew I would be able to go to the coast. After travelling for 2 months and not seeing the sea, where others had previously gone to the islands and picked up their travellers tan, I was looking forward to monging out on a beach somewhere and getting some colour to my skin. So after staying in Siem Reap for 4 days, exploring Angkor Wat as well…

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Mar 10

March 10, 2015

Don Det – An Island Paradise in the Mekong

After witnessing the carnage that is Vang Vieng, I needed an out. After spending 4 days in the ‘party capitol’ of Laos and having only been drunk once and slightly tipsy whilst actually tubing, I couldn’t seem to keep up with the hoards of young people that seem to spend endless days drinking themselves into oblivion whilst ‘tubing’ down the ever so beautiful Nam Song River day after day. I had read a few blogs where people had spent at…

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Feb 13

February 13, 2015

Things to do (and not do) in Pai, Thailand

I had such high hopes for Pai. Everyone we had talked to loved it. It was meant to be like this little backpacker/hippy haven set in a lush mountainous range 3 hours north of Chiang Mai. Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly to plan. I fell down some steps and scraped my arm up (even though I had spent all day on a bloody scooter!) and managed to get food poisoning on the 2nd night. But I managed to gain a…

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Feb 2

February 2, 2015

Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai – A Lesson in Tradition, Survival and Hope

I love elephants. If you’ve read some of my previous posts, for my first solo adventure I travelled all the way to Africa to view these majestic animals in the wild, and they didn’t disappoint. They are amazingly gentle, docile, social and emotionally intelligent animals. And when I came to Thailand in 2013, I chose to head to Chiang Mai to take part in an elephant trek. It was a brilliant day, getting so close to these creatures and being…

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Jan 26

January 26, 2015

Chasing Waterfalls at Erawan National Park (Erawan Falls)

Known as a contender for the most beautiful falls in Thailand, Erawan falls is located at Erawan National Park, around 90 mins outside of Kanchanaburi. The waterfalls themselves are named after the ‘erawan’ – the three headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. Many tourism centres along the main strip of Kanchanaburi offer day trips to the Falls and you can even hire your own personal taxi to charter you too and from the park for around 1200 – 1500 Baht…

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Jan 1

January 1, 2015

My Top 10 Moments of 2014

It’s now 2015. Wow. And in two weeks I’ll be boarding a plane to start my travels in Asia. Last year was a rather strange one, from moving back home to starting this blog, but all in all it’s been a great one. So I thought I’d commemorate it by compiling my top 10 moments of 2014! 1) Reading Festival Spending 4 days in a tent in an overcrowded field with people who look like they should still be in…

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