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Eat Pray Love & Workaway. I’m off again!

Readers, it’s time for me to head off again. “Where Lucy, where?” I hear you all cry. Well, to answer that, journey with me, all the way back to January 24th. (Okay, that’s only five weeks ago, but nevermind. We’re journeying). It was a Saturday evening and I’m ashamed to admit, I was not out […]

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Lily Dipping in Nong Kiaow

Lily-Dipping in Nong Kiaow

  I’ll admit – I was completely and utterly devastated to have to drag myself away from Luang Probang – a place where I’d found an incredible group of friends, gobbled my way through the all-you-can-eat buffet at the night market more than once (more than twice, more than three times, more than… oh, you […]

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Life in Cambodia

A Day in the Life of… Living in Cambodia.

I have a feeling this blog post will be full of confessions. And apologies. I am learning that I apologise a lot. Since coming to Cambodia two and a half months ago, I would estimate that about 80% of my attempts at speaking Khmer (Cambodian) somehow include an apology. Anyway, my first apology comes in the […]

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26. Waterfall hopping

A stolen camera and a conquered fear… Luang Probang.

Its funny travelling alone; you get really used to always looking out for yourself, making all the decisions, keeping an eye out on other people and just generally being a tiny bit more responsible than when you have your parents around to make your lunch. So, when I met the three lovely Norwegian girls on the […]

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25. Border crossing

Crossing the Thai-Laos Border… and wearing bread for shoes.

I was back in Bangkok with a bang. It had been a wonderful month in Burma and I am still amazed at how wonderful of a country it is – and yet I feel like I barely scraped the surface. It is definitely a place that I will have to return to and explore. I […]

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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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20. Sunrise in Mandalay

A sunrise in Mandalay…

I had just left Bagan in search of seeking out Mandalay city, or “the golden city”, another huge city in Burma. The word “Mandalay” filled me with enthusiasm and interest – my only other introduction to this word was gazing upon a gigantic golden hotel in Las Vegas, named “Mandalay Bay”. I’m not quite sure […]

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17. Two thousand temples in Bagan

Two thousand temples in Bagan…

“Bagan in central Burma is one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, a sight to rival Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat but – for the time being at least – without the visitors.” I hadn’t done much research about places in Burma, except for Bagan. I remember seeing an image of the city of Bagan […]

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15.Floating villages in Inle Lake

Drifting through the Floating Villages in Burma…

After two completely ridiculous (and wonderful!) days in the country’s former capital, Yangon, I decided it was time to see what the rest of the country had to offer. As per usual, I didn’t have much of an idea where to head to and turned to my trusty Lonely Planet guide. The first words that […]

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14. Yangon Luck

Getting Lucky in Yangon

Burma is a bit strange. Their currency is kyat (pronounced ‘chat’, which I think is quite nice) but all of the guesthouses only accept payment in US dollars. No, not just dollars – pristine, perfect, un-marked, un-torn, crisp notes printed after 2009. When I went to collect my dollars from the currency exchange in Bangkok, […]

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