ITINERARY FOR 1 WEEK IN LAOS

Finally wrapping up my Gap Year Saga with a one week itinerary for Laos! The one that everyone seems to miss off their Southeast Asia route, Laos is a quiet, less touristy country known for its French colonial architecture, lush mountainous terrain and stunning golden pagodas. A lot of the country is unexplored by backpackersContinue reading “ITINERARY FOR 1 WEEK IN LAOS”

PROS AND CONS OF A TRIP WITH A TOUR GROUP

Last September my boyfriend and I went on our first ever tour with Intrepid Travel to Morocco. We chose to do this instead of planning it all on our own because we had only travelled to a few European cities together and felt that Morocco was very much out of our comfort zone. On topContinue reading “PROS AND CONS OF A TRIP WITH A TOUR GROUP”

IT’S OKAY TO BE UNPRODUCTIVE SOMETIMES

I feel like this whole Covid-19 disaster is having a whirlwind of effects on people. It’s scary, humbling, stressful, heartbreaking, physically and mentally challenging, and so much more. It is history in the making. It’s been great over the past few weeks to see people encouraging each other online to stay positive and adapt toContinue reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE UNPRODUCTIVE SOMETIMES”

WHAT TO DO IN CAMBODIA FOR A WEEK

Until I visited in the summer of 2016, Cambodia was a country I knew nothing about. Not one single thing. Upon arriving in Bangkok with my friend Ella, my backpack and a rough outline of a trip we wanted to do until our budget ran out, we decided pretty much straight away that we wouldContinue reading “WHAT TO DO IN CAMBODIA FOR A WEEK”

STAYING SAFE AS A FEMALE TRAVELLER

One of the most common remarks I hear when women travel (either solo or with friends) is about whether or not a place is ‘safe’ enough. These comments are usually accompanied by “you shouldn’t go” or some other form of disdainful criticism. And it really grinds on me. I totally agree that there are placesContinue reading “STAYING SAFE AS A FEMALE TRAVELLER”

WHAT TO DO DURING LOCKDOWN

After the Prime Minister’s announcement last night that the UK is going into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, I had this horrible sinking feeling in my gut. Social media is filled with despair and negativity and I don’t know about anyone else, but this really isn’t helping my mindset and I can’t help butContinue reading “WHAT TO DO DURING LOCKDOWN”

LIFE ABROAD CUT SHORT: HOME FROM CHINA

It’s about time I did a bit of a life update, following the explosion of Covid-19 across the globe: I have come home. Something that I did not want to write anytime soon, only 9 weeks into what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. How do I feel about this? Disappointed. Sad.Continue reading “LIFE ABROAD CUT SHORT: HOME FROM CHINA”

UPDATE ON LIFE IN CHINA

Hi everyone, I’ve been receiving quite a lot of messages recently about life in China during the coronavirus epidemic, so I thought I’d post a little update now that it’s March (!!) and around 6 weeks since the whole situation blew up. For those who don’t know, I moved to China at the beginning ofContinue reading “UPDATE ON LIFE IN CHINA”

8 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN BALI

At the end of our gap year adventure around Southeast Asia, we decided to treat ourselves to a bit of R&R in Bali after high-tailing it around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos for almost 3 months. We spent 10 days in Bali and didn’t manage to squeeze in everything we wanted, so I’m planning toContinue reading “8 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN BALI”

A FEW DAYS IN BONNY SCOTLAND

Whenever I travel far away from home, I always get a little homesick and realise how much beauty is right on my doorstep back in the UK. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE exploring new cultures, hearing a different language as I walk down the street, and tasting food vastly different from anything I couldContinue reading “A FEW DAYS IN BONNY SCOTLAND”