I’ve had a glimpse of what life’s like in the South China Sea and I want to make it a semi-permanant thing. Is becoming a mermaid an option? I don’t even know where to begin with describing how mind blowing it is to come face-to-face with creatures of the sea, look into their eyes, Read More
Literally one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, Koh Tao is nothing short of magical. Nothing is too much trouble, there are no rules (as the fire limbo proves), the people always smile and the food is wonderful.. What’s not to like?
I made a conscious decision not to get too political on this blog, mainly because I’m a female solo traveller and I didn’t fancy a stint in some obscure prison. But it appears just by writing about my trip to Tibet I’ve courted controversy. Since blogging about the beautiful people, their religion and culture, Read More
After a 4 day stint in Lhasa it was time to move on. We (the G Adventures crew and me) stayed still for so long to try and get used to the altitude. I was lucky and didn’t feel sick, get headaches or have any major symptoms at all but I was exhausted. Walking, Read More
I spent four days in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and the first thing that struck me were the people (not literally). They’re absolutely stunning and fascinating, such a quirky bunch, with easily distinguishable features. Most locals are tall, elegant and they have wide round faces with rugged features and healthy rosy cheeks.
Tibet’s always been one of those places I’ve wanted to experience and I guess that’s partly because It’s so tricky to get in. Shrouded in mystery, censorship and such a powerful heritage with a huge healthy dose of Buddhism, it was high on my hit list.
Completely ignorant about Nepal I landed in Kathmandu airport and instantly got a good feeling. Standing at the top of the steps to get off the plane, the wave of heat swept over me and the Himalayas provided the stunning backdrop.
As much as I wanted to embrace Hanoi, I was also tempted to run to the hills for some tranquility. Halong Bay is often cited as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam and the temptation of spending some time at sea was too much.
Oh sleeper buses… A 12 hour sleeper bus took us to Hanoi and the term sleeper can be used loosely! I’m noticing a pattern, that when I land in a city suffering from sleep deprivation and dehydration it impacts my view of my new destination. I was determined not to let this happen in, Read More
From the second I landed in Hue, I loved it. I’ll attempt to put into words why but you know sometimes you just go somewhere and get a good feel about it? Well it’s one of those. Yes the streets are crowded like Hoi An but there’s still a feeling of space. On the, Read More