BIG NEWS – I GOT PUBLISHED!

Hello there lovely readers! As I’ve been shouting it loud and proud on my social media, I’m sure that most of you are aware of the latest news from me. I have had an article published with gapyear.com!  As a girl who has dreamed of being a journalist for years on end, having something that…

WAYS TO SPEND THE DAY IN LAOS

Of the main South East Asia backpacker zone (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam), Laos is certainly the least modernised. Crossing the border from Hanoi into Laos’ capital of Vientaine, my bus followed what appeared to be a single dusty country lane for the entire journey – and the blurry scenery that passed was almost entirely…

THE VIETNAM TO DO LIST: FIVE PLACES YOU JUST CAN’T MISS

Vietnam had me falling absolutely head over heals in love from the minute I stepped off a sweaty bus and into the luxuriously cool Ho Chi Minh City. It’s hustle and bustle at it’s finest; a concoction of colours, lights, history and culture. The great thing about Vietnam is that it varies so dramatically from…

VIETNAM: A GUIDE TO ROAD-TRIPPING THE COUNTRY VIA MOTORBIKE 

If you’re here; I get it. You watched the Top Gear episode and fancy giving it a whirl yourself now. Join the team! My boyfriend Ollie and I spent 30 days trawling up the country and loved (almost) every minute of it. Let me tell you, the trip is even more incredible than it seems…

A MORE SERIOUS ONE: PHNOM PEHN AND THE HARROWING PAST OF CAMBODIA

Feeling like an iPhone on 2% battery after stepping out of hospital and into the sweaty midday heat, I dragged myself to the nearest travel agents and we booked tickets to head to Phnom Pehn. The ease of travelling in these countries is incredible, and we were put down for a 6 hour bus journey…

THE INEVITABLE HAPPENED: DENGUE FEVER 

Feeling uncharacteristically chirpy and hangover free on New Year’s Day, we booked boat tickets to a big island off Sihanoukville, Koh Rong. We clambered onboard a speedboat and put on our life jackets before whizzing across the sea for half an hour, in some very choppy conditions! I had the absolute time of my life…

OTRES BEACH: NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PARADISE 

Stepping onto our 12 hour bus, we were shocked to find that the Indians do it better than here in Cambodia! There were no curtains on the buses meaning you just slept in a separate bunk but very near to the people next to you which was a very bizarre concept! However, they did do…