Warning: This Post is a Moan. Things No-one Tells You About Travel

You have been warned, this post is going to be a moan. Verging on a rant actually. Yes I am aware I am being negative with no need and all you people reading this during your lunch break back in blighty will no doubt be rolling your eyes and leaving me comments later, but… long … More Warning: This Post is a Moan. Things No-one Tells You About Travel

9 Times Fear Hit Me When Least Expected (and how I did it anyway)

Travelling is, at times, a highly stressful, uncertain and overwhelming situation. Not even that, but, constantly experiencing change, trying new things, being on the move, having to speak to new people and put yourself out there ensures you are out of your comfort zone a lot of the time and can be really anxiety provoking. … More 9 Times Fear Hit Me When Least Expected (and how I did it anyway)

Happy New Year

It seems strange to be sitting here on the beach I’ve talked about for so long, seeing in the New Year with my friend and a bottle of champagne. 365 days ago I was nursing a cruel hangover in a new house with people I didn’t know too well and unfamiliar situations and surroundings. Changes … More Happy New Year

Loi Krathong and Yi Peng, The Thai Festival of Letting Go

I have been waiting for an opportunity to attend this festival since I was a child. When I heard earlier on this year that it takes┬áplace in November, the same time that I am in Thailand, I couldn’t believe my luck. Finally, I could go. Loy Krathong and Yi Peng coincide with each other (as … More Loi Krathong and Yi Peng, The Thai Festival of Letting Go

From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Moving on: A Lonely Girl’s Guide

The past couple of days have been tough. I’d been in Bangkok for five days and hadn’t really met anyone. A half hour chat with a guy at the floating market and a bus trip with a woman and her husband, although fun, don’t equate to friendship or a well rounded travel experience. Khaosan Road … More From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Moving on: A Lonely Girl’s Guide

Six Things My First Two Days in Bangkok Reminded Me About Thailand

I’m glad I made the decision to start in Bangkok, somewhere I have already been before. I was so scared; expecting culture shock, confusion and fear but the bustling chaos of this sprawling metropolis just feels so familiar to me and it makes me smile. I first came to Thailand nearly ten years ago and … More Six Things My First Two Days in Bangkok Reminded Me About Thailand

New Chapters Start Here. Journey One: Outbound. From LHR to BKK

I flew yesterday. No, Thursday. Somehow I have lost a day to crossed time zones. I flew the other day on my first big solo mission. On the 5 November I woke up at 0530am and could not breathe. The day consisted of panic, packing and a hangover that I did not deserve from the … More New Chapters Start Here. Journey One: Outbound. From LHR to BKK

Departure Day

I fly tomorrow. In exactly 24 hours. A little known fact: I have never been more scared about anything, ever. Itinerary: Take each event as it comes, do not think too far ahead. For now, I am just going to an airport………. Nothing scary about that.