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Unsuccessful date

A spectacularly unsuccessful date… on the road.

This all happened to me while I was somewhere in South East Asia and fortunate enough to be travelling with an incredible group of girls. We had all been solo travellers but bonded over free coffee and decided to all share a dorm room. We were out one night at a bar when we bumped […]

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27. Saying Goodbye

Have we forgotten how to say goodbye?

I had just spent five days in paradise. Absolute, unspoiled paradise – a tiny, quiet island in the south of Cambodia with postcard-perfect beaches, emerald umbrellas of green trees, white sand adorned only by the criss-cross tracks of scuttling sand crabs and the continual sounds of whispering waves. As much as I’d love to reminisce this […]

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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 pack for 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 to not only re-pack […]

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24. Four Nights in Hospital

Four Nights in a Cambodian Hospital…

I was in a wheelchair, an IV line attached to my left hand, barely able to lift my head, surrounded by nurses and doctors and being wheeled up to the Cambodian hospital room that would become my home for the next four days. It wasn’t the ideal situation. It had started about a month before […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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12. Taxi driver

How I became a taxi driver… My FIRST night in Burma.

Be careful what you wish for… you just might get it. You may remember in my last post, how I was looking for an experience that would take me out of my comfort zone and into something new. Well, Burma presented me this opportunity within just a couple of hours of arriving. In fact, Burma […]

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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 […]

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7. 5 Arseholes

5 Arseholes you’ll probably meet while travelling… and how to make the most of them.

Almost everyone you meet while travelling is, by default, pretty interesting. Some you’ll have only moments with, some you’ll bump into again and again. Some you’ll stay life long friends with. But, once-in-a-while, you’ll meet an arsehole. Fortunately this seems to be pretty few and far between, but rather than letting it ruin your day, […]

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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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