Thoughts and waffling.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]