An Afternoon Down in the Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

Our trip to Vietnam was actually shorter than I had hoped, but fortunately I got to fulfill one of the craziest experiences of my life so far: I went down into the Cu Chi tunnels deep inside the Vietnamese jungle. Continue reading “An Afternoon Down in the Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam”

Silence in the Killing Fields, Cambodia

I contemplated not writing this post. Then I thought about why the The Killing Fields is actually open to the public, yes maybe it brings in tourists and generates revenue for the country, but it also keeps the memories alive of those affected my the Khmer Rouge, and to remind the world the effect such a group had on society in the 1970’s. Continue reading “Silence in the Killing Fields, Cambodia”

7 Travel Post Ideas

I wouldn’t class myself as a travel blogger. I sit at my dining room table and write about my holidays, experiences abroad and weekend getaways – not to mention a few Glasgow days out guides and restaurant reviews. It’s my life and unique to me. Not many people can say they have been abandoned in a Cambodian Crocodile Farm or stuck at the Malaysian Border but  I have and that’s what makes me different from other bloggers out there. Continue reading “7 Travel Post Ideas”

Travelling Mistakes: Stuck at the Malaysian Border

I’ve made a few fair mistakes in my travels (here), but this one takes the biscuit.

The furthest I had travelled without my parents was New York, but it was pretty straight forward, we booked wtih a travel agent and we filled out our visa on the plane 30 minutes before landing. Easy Peasy. But no, not in Asia. Continue reading “Travelling Mistakes: Stuck at the Malaysian Border”

You Only Hate The Road When You’re Missing Home

Passenger got it right with this one.

I’ve only been blogging for about four months now, but already I’ve noticed that blogs are showing the transparency that outlets such as Instagram seek to manipulate. With a strong interest in travel, it’s no surprise I see a lot of Instagram accounts showcasing idyllic, picture-perfect locations that are cropped, filtered and optimised to evoke the viewers jealousy; but that’s not what travel is about. Yes, a lot of my posts have images of stunning foreign environments, but if you read the words, you will see that everything isn’t hunky-dory all the time. Traveling is tough: bags are heavy, money dwindles, you share your living space with strangers and sometimes you just take it all out on your other half.  Continue reading “You Only Hate The Road When You’re Missing Home”

Being Ignorant of Other Cultures

Although I had traveled to New York without my parents when I was only 18, living in Asia was a massive culture shock and one that I welcomed with open arms. I was excited to lose myself for a while (or find myself?), let go of my normal responsibilities and splurge the money I had saved on buckets of cocktails, remote island boat trips and full-moon parties. However, with my excitement of letting loose, I had totally forgot to research what is was actually like to live in Asia!

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Photo Diary: 24 Hours on The Phi Phi Islands

Before heading across to Cambodia we had a whirlwind tour of the Phi Pi Islands just a short boat journey from Phuket. One of the most amazing things we did was go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters just off of the Island – breathtaking views and colourful fish swimming around you, what more could you want?! Continue reading “Photo Diary: 24 Hours on The Phi Phi Islands”

What I Learned From Attending a Foreign Event: The Malaysian Grand Prix

As part of our journey through Singapore and Malaysia we thought it was a great idea to squeeze in a weekend of sport and attend the Grand Prix in Sepang.  Continue reading “What I Learned From Attending a Foreign Event: The Malaysian Grand Prix”

Why You Should Put Bangkok Zoo on Your Itinerary: The Strange Things We Witnessed

I love Thailand, and once again it delivered! Visiting Bangkok Zoo wasn’t originally on our Thailand itinerary but we had a few hours to spare before catching a quick flight down to Phuket, so rather than sitting in the hotel relaxing on the rooftop pool we thought we would make the most of the day and head to the zoo!  Continue reading “Why You Should Put Bangkok Zoo on Your Itinerary: The Strange Things We Witnessed”

5 Singapore Laws You Might Not Know About

Often dubbed a ‘fine’ country, and that it is. The Singapore streets are well-known for being clean and tidy, I even remember telling family when I returned “It’s like New York but cleaner.” And the reason for its flawlessness is the many laws that are enforced on a daily basis, ones that you might not even consider and hence get you into trouble. Continue reading “5 Singapore Laws You Might Not Know About”