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13 Jun Posted by in Africa, Asia, Inspiration | 38 comments

Reasons NOT to travel the world

Reasons NOT to travel the world

There are many posts out there in the blog world telling you why you should go travelling but we all have excuses in our head not to take the plunge so here’s a a reverse post; reasons not to travel the world – a whole heap of excuses you can use to stop yourself taking...

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07 Dec Posted by in Asia, Guest Post | Comments

Discovering China

Discovering China

China is a vast country with an amazingly rich history, home to great civilisations and dynasties when most of our own ancestors were barely managing to scrape a living off the land. Following a few decades of being effectively off-limits to decadent Westerners and more or less wrapped in mystery, China is now opening up big time to...

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20 Nov Posted by in Guest Post, Thailand | Comments

The budget guide to Bangkok

The budget guide to Bangkok

Your Budget Guide to Bangkok! The hustle and bustle of Thailand’s capital city is a far cry from the tranquillity of Phuket, but if Bangkok isn’t on your travel bucket list then you’re missing out. It’s easy to see Bangkok on the cheap; here are some tried and tested recommendations for making the most of...

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21 Jul Posted by in Africa, Asia, Blogging, Inspiration, Travel | 16 comments

Why I’m happy to be an anomaly*

Why I’m happy to be an anomaly*

*that’s a blip on a graph not a sea creature I’m not normal; I think that’s pretty self-explanatory from the way I write.  But what I’ve realised over recent months is that I’m not normal in my social circle either.  I had very little in common with my family and friends even before I went...

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15 Jul Posted by in Africa, Asia, Blogging, Travel | 2 comments

A look through a short telescope – the 7 links project!

A look through a short telescope – the 7 links project!

I say short telescope because I’ve only really been getting back into blogging in recent months (shocking I know) but I’ve somehow managed to write a few impacting posts so here goes my 7 links with Tripbase… My most beautiful: Where my story first began… Whilst I only published this post earlier this week it...

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Where my story first began…

Where my story first began…

I thought it was about time that I shared my story with you…the reason I decided to get on that plane to Asia and travel solo for three months.  It’s been difficult to write and tears were shed as I did it but I hope you’ll appreciate the words… I didn’t realise travelling was a...

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Songs that took me around the World

Songs that took me around the World

Music is a powerful thing. It can make you cry, make you smile or bring back a memory you had completely forgotten. Everyone has one. The song that reminds them of the party to end all parties with new found friends on the road or chilling out on the beach to watch the sunset. Below...

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UK Travel Vaccinations for Asia

UK Travel Vaccinations for Asia

After months of finding nothing but travel vaccine advice for US citizens and none for the UK, I finally decided to write one myself… Your travel advice/vaccines will be dealt with by a nurse at your general practitioner’s surgery and you should make an appointment (if possible) approximately six months in advance of your leave...

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I’m so unfunny it’s laughable

I’m so unfunny it’s laughable

Wtf? It feels like I turned 25 last week and instantly allowed myself to start freaking out about EVERYTHING and I’m not enjoying the free-fall in my head. If I do this, what will happen with that? I can’t do that if I want to do this! What am I going to do about……(fill in...

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03 Jun Posted by in Africa, Fun reads, Inspiration, Thailand | 6 comments

Life lessons turning a Quarter of a Century old

Life lessons turning a Quarter of a Century old

Yes folks, today I join the ‘quarter of a century birthday club’.  I sound old and wise like Yoda don’t I? That’s ok, Yoda kicks ass figuratively, physically and mentally! It’s also another momentous day – 90 days until my big adventure to Africa starts =) Let the good times roll… In the spirit of...

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