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What to pack for South East Asia

I’ve had a couple of emails recently asking me for packing tips and what to bring on a trip to South East Asia. This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for some time and finally today when I looked around the complete chaos that is my backpack and its exploded innards, I decided […]

21. A Tale of Train Station Kindness

A Tale of Train Station Kindness

You may remember, I was just leaving Mandalay, a city that certainly held beautiful and interesting things, but for me was just a mess of tangled streets and uninspiring buildings. Perhaps I’ll give it another go one day, but after so many incredible places visited in Burma, Mandalay was never built to compete. Anyway, I […]

18. Feeling homesick

Feeling Homesick

It was pouring with rain. Absolutely chucking it down; like the sort of rain where you step outside for just a moment and come back drenched to the bone. I was in Bangkok for a few nights and was completely stunned – I had been in Asia for two and a half months by this […]

8. The C Word

The C Word.

Last night, my new friends, an American couple and I were sitting at a table in a restaurant in Burma, deciding what we wanted for dinner, chatting and getting to know each other.  “Where are you going after Burma?” they asked. I answered that I wanted to visit Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. They quizzed me […]

The day I didn’t really like India.

THE PLACE: Dharamshala Lucy: “Guys, I’m leaving tomorrow. Tomorrow is Monday and that’s a good day to leave. I’m going to Amritsar to see the Golden Temple.” Lucy’s friends: “Are you sure? Tuesday Phunsthok is leaving, so we could all have a big goodbye dinner tomorrow?” Lucy: “Okay, sounds good. I’ll leave Tuesday then” Lucy’s […]


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