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”

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”