HO CHI MINH CITY TO HANOI BY BUS

One of my favourite countries I’ve ever visited is Vietnam. Ironically, it was the country I was least interested in visiting in Southeast Asia. I had no expectations, and I think that’s why it ended up being so enjoyable and memorable. As I hope to return to this beautiful country within the next year orContinue reading “HO CHI MINH CITY TO HANOI BY BUS”

CORONAVIRUS: LIVING IN CHINA DURING AN EPIDEMIC

As most people know I arrived in China at the beginning of January, ready to spend a year teaching English, travelling, eating lots of noodles and soaking up Chinese culture. Cut to one month later and it isn’t exactly going as planned. What was supposed to be a week’s joyous holiday for Chinese New YearContinue reading “CORONAVIRUS: LIVING IN CHINA DURING AN EPIDEMIC”

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 2 WEEKS IN THAILAND

With some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, temples, lush jungles, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife, Thailand could be explored for months and you would still feel like you’ve barely scratched the surface. This guide is a more compact itinerary of what you could sample of this wonderful country in just two weeks. Spend aContinue reading “ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 2 WEEKS IN THAILAND”

MOVING INTO MY APARTMENT IN CHINA!

Moving abroad is crazy and scary and stressful and exciting all at once. Huge respect to anyone who has ever done it and not cried at least once a day over how difficult it is. Nothing was going to prepare me for this move to China, no matter how many blogs I read or howContinue reading “MOVING INTO MY APARTMENT IN CHINA!”

FIRST WEEK IN CHINA

Hello from China! I’m coming to the end of my second week here in South China and it has absolutely flown by. My first few days were spent in Guangzhou getting over the jet lag and meeting my fellow new recruits, and getting to know a bit about the company as well as the regionContinue reading “FIRST WEEK IN CHINA”

PACKING TO MOVE ABROAD FOR A YEAR

It’s officially one more sleep until I embark on the adventure of a lifetime: moving to China for 12 months! A whole year. Pretty much the entirety of 2020. Ahhhh! So with a glass of wine in hand, I thought I’d hop on here to give you nosey buggers a peek into my suitcase. AsContinue reading “PACKING TO MOVE ABROAD FOR A YEAR”

2010-2019: TOP TRAVEL MOMENTS OF THE DECADE

As 2019 draws to a close, I thought I’d take a walk down memory lane and write about my favourite travel moments from the past decade. Here’s to the next decade of travel! RESCUING TURTLES IN SRI LANKA September 2015 was the start of my gap year and a really significant and transformative time inContinue reading “2010-2019: TOP TRAVEL MOMENTS OF THE DECADE”

SCUBA DIVING IN HONDURAS

We’re jumping back a few years again in today’s blog post, and revisiting my first real adventure to Central America. For those who haven’t read my previous posts on the subject, back in 2014 I went on a school trip with Outlook Expeditions to Nicaragua and Honduras for a month. The majority of the tripContinue reading “SCUBA DIVING IN HONDURAS”

LINCOLN CHRISTMAS MARKET

For the first time since being at school, I went to the Christmas market in my hometown of Lincoln last weekend. Once one of the most popular markets in the country, Lincoln market is now smaller than the ones in Manchester or Leeds, but just as good (although I may be biased). The market isContinue reading “LINCOLN CHRISTMAS MARKET”

POLISH FOOD IS AMAZING

My recent trip to Krakow was many things; harrowing, emotional, cultural, bloody cold, and rather unexpectedly, a foodie’s heaven. So, as promised, I’m dedicating a whole separate post to the beauty that is Polish food 😍 I have to admit that I don’t have a huge variety of photographs, because by the time I rememberedContinue reading “POLISH FOOD IS AMAZING”