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What it’s like to quit alcohol while travelling…

To booze, or not to booze… Why I decided to quit alcohol. It was about 2AM in Tokyo. Myself, a Hungarian girl I had befriended and our Japanese couchsurfing host were knocking back drinks in a sketchy little Japanese ‘club’ like nobody’s business. We’d just been for some of the weirdest blue sushi and a […]

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Me, myself and… my body.

Thoughts on this body… A couple of weeks ago, I took a pretty spontaneous vacation-within-vacation trip to the Philippines with my wonderful friend Sarah and a couple of her lovely friends. It was a true vacation, something that despite years of backpacking I haven’t done in a long time – we drank cocktails by the […]

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The best travel advice that I can share.

Okay, the best travel advice … in my opinion.   I’m going to begin this post as I begin a lot of my posts – with a confession. Today’s confession is that I’m a little drunk as I write this. It’s not really my fault – I was making a hot chocolate (yes, a hot […]

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Keep smilin'!

The six things that happened to me when my blog went SERIOUSLY viral.

“Seriously Viral” That actually sounds like some sort of terrible disease, doesn’t it? Oh dear. Anyway, on with the story. A while ago while I was in India, one of my posts on this humble (okay, totally amazing) little website went viral. And not just a little bit viral, we’re talking MAJOR viral. The kind […]

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Keeping cool at Blog at the Beach

I am terrible at timing things. Whenever I’m travelling (which, admittedly is a huge portion of the year), there will almost certainly be a thousand weddings, birthdays, Harry Potter parties and other desirable opportunities that arise while I’m half way up a mountain or sitting in a cave. So imagine my absolute delight when a blogging conference came […]

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Why living in England is scarier than travelling.

  Confession. I nearly just had a car crash.  And of course, it inspired me to immediately rush home and blog about why living in England is so darn scary. Scarier than any of the scary stuff I’ve done travelling. Anyway, back to the almost-car crash. It wasn’t a big one, admittedly, but I cut […]

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How to be happier

The ONE thing we should change : How to be happier.

A lot of the posts I write on this blog are things I’ve thought about for weeks or months at a time, letting the thought grow and foster in my brain until it arises – I type it out in one long go, reasonably polished and I hit PUBLISH. Sometimes I find things tricky, I’ll […]

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Help feed the homeless FROM A HAMMOCK! – Hobo Hammocks

Scroll all the way down for your discount on Hobo Hammocks! You know how sometimes there are some objects in life which transport you to another place or a memory? For instance the smell of sun cream might conjure up summers on the beach, or candy canes meaning Christmas is just around the corner? How […]

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My most blissful moment in India… and it might surprise you!

Today I celebrated sixteen days in India. Actually, sixteen days in Mumbai to be precise. I certainly hadn’t planned to stay here in this city for so long, but as it turns out, Mumbai really is an incredible city to be in. I learned long ago that I really can be terrible at leaving – […]

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& staying safe in India

How I was publicly masturbated at & staying safe in India.

A few days ago I was sitting in a bus stop in Mumbai, India. The local guy that I had paid no particular attention to moved closer. From the corner of my eye, to my horror, I realised that he had pulled out his penis and was masturbating, staring intently at me. I felt sick. […]

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