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Redesigning your blog

Redesigning your blog: And trying to stay relatively sane.

Write a blog, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Let me tell you something. They lied. Okay, that’s a fairly dramatic opener – for 90% of the time, blogging is fun. And when you’re reclining in a hammock drinking coconut water and editing photos of a sunset, it is sublime. When you’re reading positive […]

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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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An Abrupt Education in Laos

The hardest part of Laos.

When I started (not) planning my trip to Asia, I knew I wanted to visit Laos, but that’s genuinely all I knew. I didn’t know the capital city, I didn’t know anything about the places I wanted to visit and I certainly didn’t realise its history. All I had heard was from happy backpacker friends […]

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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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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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Guess what… I’m… PREGNANT!

I have had real hesitance over whether or not to post this online but, since I’ve been sharing a lot on my blog, I decided that it was only right that I share my personal happiness too. So, with that said – I’d like to announce… I’m PREGNANT! As of yesterday, I’m thirteen weeks along, […]

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16. Happy Birthday  Dad!

A Happy Birthday to my Incredible Father xx

I know that recently I have posted a few blogs that aren’t really travel related, and I promise I will get around to posting more on the beautiful places I’ve been and such, but sometimes I feel like I just have to write thoughts down and share them with the world. Today is no exception. […]

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10. Bro leaving

An open letter to my brother before he leaves…

In four days, something big is happening. Something that is just so fantastically exciting, something I’ve thought about constantly and even been dreaming about. My baby brother George is flying to South America. He and his (wonderfully lovely) friend Adam bought themselves a one-way-ticket to Buenos Aires and soon will be embarking on the adventure […]

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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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