Why I Came Home

Travelling can be lonely. This is something that glossy mags, travel blogs, Workaway and Instagram forget to mention. After a year of being basically alone, and with money worries looming on the horizon, it was time to make a change. I’m so grateful I got to experience the backpacking life one more time, but I … More Why I Came Home

Unbirthdaying

The good folks at charity:water are amazing. They work hard, they use 100% of donations to provide clean water where it’s needed most, and they use funds from other sources to cover admin and fundraising costs. In 2013 I ran all year to raise funds for them and ended up with a hefty amount, but … More Unbirthdaying

How to have the best day of your goddamned life in Luang Prabang

The highlight of my trip was meant to be visiting the temple complex of Angkor Wat. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. After an absolutely terrible three days in Cambodia, I fled. The less said about my time there, the better. The temples were everything I had hoped, and I am glad I got to … More How to have the best day of your goddamned life in Luang Prabang

Too touristy

“We might not go to Thailand, it’s so touristic,” said the girl who, up until then, I’d had a lot of respect for. I spent the next twenty minutes trying to convince her and her partner that ‘touristic’ doesn’t mean bad, and, besides, there are a lot of places in Thailand to visit that aren’t … More Too touristy

Hey tuk tuk!

If you’ve ever been in a tuk tuk you know how fun they can be. You hang on to the seat, slipping all over the vinyl, breathing in smog and soot, praying your driver isn’t over-confident with regards to the breaks, and you take in the city in a way that is impossible from the … More Hey tuk tuk!