Solo In Bangkok: Survival Tips

Whether you’re starting out on a solo backpacking trip around Asia or you’re just simply passing through, the idea of being alone in a city as busy as Bangkok can be a little overwhelming. I remember that when I first set out solo travelling a couple of years ago, it wasn’t until I was in that hotel room in Bangkok’s city centre that reality really … Continue reading Solo In Bangkok: Survival Tips

5 Of My Favourite Spots In Canggu

It’s easy to see why so many backpackers in Bali fall in love with Canggu. Consisting of just three main roads and surrounded by rice paddies, Canggu is a little hippie oasis nestled on the coast in Bali.  It’s filled with chilled beach bars and a seemingly endless choice of holistic style cafes and restaurants, each equally as good as the last. After being in … Continue reading 5 Of My Favourite Spots In Canggu

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Living In The Ricefield: Inside Our Amazing Ubud AirBnB

What comes to mind when you think of Bali? Is it golden beaches or beautiful temples? Or maybe it’s vibrant coloured acai bowls or Eat, Pray, Love? Well for me it’s rice fields. Lush, green, beautiful rice fields- that’s the image that always came to mind. That’s why having the opportunity to rent out a gorgeous Airbnb in the heart of Ubud’s ricefields was a … Continue reading Living In The Ricefield: Inside Our Amazing Ubud AirBnB

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10 things I learnt from a Thai monk

Chiang Mai is a popular base for activities in Northern Thailand amongst backpackers. With everything from zip lining, cooking classes, bamboo rafting and visiting elephants to choose from, me and my limited time frame were completely overwhelmed. In the end I opted for one of the lesser known things to do in Chiang Mai and in my opinion, one of the most interesting: a Thai monk … Continue reading 10 things I learnt from a Thai monk

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Hoi An Roastery Cafe Review Hoi An

Best for: Vietnamese coffee, International coffee, cakes, lunch, solo coffee outings The beautiful lantern filled ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam is somewhere that holds  a special place in my heart. It was a place that I had been desperate to visit for long time and when I went there on my solo travels in Asia Last year, I loved it even more than … Continue reading Hoi An Roastery Cafe Review Hoi An

Goc Ha Noi Review, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Goc Ha Noi in Ho Chi Minh City is a cafe that really stands out from the crowd. Located at the end of a little alleyway, stepping into this cozy Vietnamese tea room and coffee shop is like travelling back in time. Everything here is happily stuck in the past from the old photos on the wall, to the furnishings and the traditional tea and … Continue reading Goc Ha Noi Review, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Surprising Things I Learnt From Solo Travelling This Year

This time last year the idea of going solo travelling seemed like a nothing more than an unrealistic dream. It was something that I’d been talking about for years but I’d never built up the courage to travel alone before and the idea of just turning up in another country with nothing but myself and my backpack seemed crazy. I wasn’t a particularly confident person, … Continue reading Surprising Things I Learnt From Solo Travelling This Year

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How To Order Coffee In Vietnam

Vietnam coffee guide: From Hanoi to Hue, How to order coffee like a pro in Vietnam (and where to get it from) Whenever people ask me what my favourite destination I’ve travelled to so far is, I struggle but I usually come to the same answer: Vietnam, and that’s mainly for the coffee. When I turned up to Hanoi in October as part of my … Continue reading How To Order Coffee In Vietnam

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Koh Rong Samloem: Sunsets, beaches and plastic

How rubbish and plastic pollution are littering Koh Rong Samloem and Koh Rong’s beaches and destroying these Cambodian islands For a tiny island, Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia’s newest base for backpackers and hedonists, boasts a lot of beaches. Most of them are accessible only by boat and offer a refuge for those looking for complete and utter isolation. The island has been labelled ‘the Thailand … Continue reading Koh Rong Samloem: Sunsets, beaches and plastic

Checking into paradise: The One Resort

If you’re walking down the white sand beach of Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Sanloem, Cambodia, then there’s one resort that will catch your eye. Right on the beachfront, overlooking the ocean, is a stylishly unimposing resort with an air of superiority to it. What strikes you first is the infinity pool. Turquoise blue, facing out into the horizon of the empty sea and looking so … Continue reading Checking into paradise: The One Resort