2 Days in Phnom Penh: Harrowing history lessons

Day 1: I came to Cambodia with very open eyes, not knowing a great deal about the country’s history or culture. My time in Phnom Penh was a chance to learn about Cambodia’s devastating past, some of which is deeply disturbing and will stay with me forever. For this reason, I warn you that this…

Bamboo trains & wine tasting in Battambang

Let me just begin by saying that I love Battambang purely because of its name. I love how it sounds! Apart from Chantal no one was overly fussed about going but with plenty of time on our visas we decided to give it a go, and I’m so glad we did! To our surprise there’s…

Beautiful Angkor Wat (even with millions of tourists!)

Like most people who visit Cambodia, the number one thing I was excited for was of course the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat. I was prepared for it to be extremely busy, but it was absolutely mobbed! The fact that it was Chinese New Year obviously didn’t help. I was given mixed reviews by others…

Stuck in the Pai hole

Pai is the best. I’m not gonna lie, the drive there felt life-threatening. There’s something ridiculous like over two hundred bends in the road which led to white knuckles and that horrible carsickness feeling. But just like when you wake up after a dream, it was soon forgotten. Being the over optimistic and unrealistic people…

Beans in Bangkok!

Sawasdee Ka, Thailand! Just to quickly explain the title of this post, people from Jersey call themselves beans (don’t ask me why), and when we were on Khoa San Road toasting our arrival to Thailand with Chang beers it quickly became the catchphrase! We’re in Thailand for just under two months so we will be…

Gokarna, you little gem!

Flying out of India from Cochin, we had to think about making our way back down to Kerala. In between Goa and Kerala is a little gem of a town called Gokarna. With only two days to play with we were umming and ahhing whether it would be worth going, and I’m so happy we…

Don’t worry, be Hampi!

Rice paddies, banana plantations, boulders and rocks and more boulders and rocks! local kids selling chai and oranges at sunset rock, temples everywhere! ancient ruins, monkey wake-up calls, rivers, lounging on cushions and blankets, movie nights, sleeping under the stars, getting our ears cleaned Indian style and the biggest dogs ever! You have my heart,…

Floating through Kerala

With only a thirty day evisa for India we decided to focus this trip on the South. We flew into Cochin airport which only took fifty minutes from Colombo, and caught a bus to Fort Cochin where we were stayed for one night. We jumped off the bus in the nick of time before the…

Hello, Sri Lanka!

Sandy beaches,  curry for breakfast, men wearing skirts, crazy honking rollercoasters (buses), cheap and cheerful guest houses, elephants, very smiley faces and ‘trying’ to surf. Sri Lanka, you’ve been wonderful! I’m travelling with four friends from home so there’s quite a little pack of us. I hadn’t seen them in seven months so needless to…

Top of the morning to you, Small Adam’s Peak

Whether you’re a bright-eyed and bushy tailed early riser or a groggy bear in the morning, there’s nothing better than waking up well before the crack of dawn to watch the sunrise. Watching the sun rise above Mini Adam’s Peak in Ella, Sri Lanka has been a highlight of the trip. Armed with a hand-drawn…

See you shortly, Vietnam. It’s time to do some travelling!

After seven and a half months of living in one of the best countries ever, I’m sat in the airport feeling very emotional about leaving my little Vietnamese life behind but equally excited to do some travelling. But what an incredible experience it has been! I left home full of wonder, questions, nerves and excitement….