Travels with Basil

Over the last couple of months I’ve really enjoyed writing up a wee ebook about the time I took my cat travelling through Europe. Publishing with Amazon is super easy and, unlike traditional publishing, it gives me the ability to decide the length and style myself, as well as the pricing. The whole process of … More Travels with Basil

Trains in film

I love trains. Travelling by train is a gift: you can get up and wander, stretch your legs out under the table, charge your phone and laptop if you need, all while enjoying the scenery as it flits by. I would travel by train much more often if it were a sensible financial choice. Unfortunately, … More Trains in film

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

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!