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Postcards From Cambodia: There’s Lightening When it Thunders…

I lie in blackness. The lullaby of sleepy adventurers mixes with the gentle breeze created to cool you to sleep, But my sleep has been stolen by the energy that surrounds me - Insomnia commences in Sihanouk. 5am. I feel my heart scream into the atmosphere: The rumbles of the Earth reminding me of the… Continue reading Postcards From Cambodia: There’s Lightening When it Thunders…

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​Honestly Biking It in Vietnam: NHA TRANG TO QUY NHON 🇻🇳 

Some people are blessed with an ingrained compass in their mind...they know where they've been, where they are and where they're heading👈🏻👉🏻👆🏻👇🏻. Me? I get lost in my home-town. I get lost in the shopping mall. I have a desire to constantly turn right (even if it isn't right). My compass is so off balance,… Continue reading ​Honestly Biking It in Vietnam: NHA TRANG TO QUY NHON 🇻🇳 

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​Honestly Biking It in Vietnam: DALAT TO NHA TRANG 🇻🇳 

A few people we met fancied getting bikes from Dalat because this is supposedly the most beautiful leg of the journey. They chickened out but they really shouldn't have for the sights were amazing... Rolling hills of patchwork design scattered the sides of the highway and they only got greater as we escaped through the… Continue reading ​Honestly Biking It in Vietnam: DALAT TO NHA TRANG 🇻🇳 

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​Honestly Biking It in Vietnam: MUI NE TO DALAT🇻🇳

We had our fair share of downtime in Mui Ne (pool, cocktails, great company) to recover from the challenging first part of our journey. But when it was time to leave the 'Backpacker Village' (a great sociable hostel we'd recommend btw), we were ready and raring to get back on our bikes again! We set… Continue reading ​Honestly Biking It in Vietnam: MUI NE TO DALAT🇻🇳

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​Honestly Biking It in Vietnam: HO CHI MINH TO MUI NE 🇻🇳

A couple of days back, I picked up my Automatic Yamaha (Moana/Mo/Adda Gal) from the shop I bought her from a week or so before; it was nice that the mechanics looked after her for me free of charge whilst we explored the Mekong Delta & Phu Quoc 🙏🏻. Ho Chi Minh City is just… Continue reading ​Honestly Biking It in Vietnam: HO CHI MINH TO MUI NE 🇻🇳

China

Day’s 79-80: ​HOW TO CAMP THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA🇨🇳 

I'll let you in on a little secret 👀...Camping the Great Wall of China is in-fact illegal. You shouldn't do it! It's naughtyyyyy!😱 Naaaa, don't let that stop you 😏. When you're told you shouldn't do something, it only makes you want to do it more, right? You want to do it already, don't you… Continue reading Day’s 79-80: ​HOW TO CAMP THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA🇨🇳 

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​Day 76: Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Disneyland Shanghai 👑

Disney, they said, will be packed with tourists, they said... We know😭 we replied, but I still wanted us to go...SO SO BADLY! It's common knowledge that visiting large attractions in China means enduring the Chinese tourists that flock there, and note, they flock in the thousands; taking their children, grandma and neighbours with them!… Continue reading ​Day 76: Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Disneyland Shanghai 👑

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​Day’s 69-71: China – The Best Things To Do in Xi’an🚲🗿🌳👯

After my last post so honestly accounted for a sad episode at the beginning of our stay in Xi'an - I'm glad to say the overall experience jumped up to being one of our favourite stops in China! 🙉🇨🇳 Here's our recommend countdown and also, some tips to help you enjoy the activities as much… Continue reading ​Day’s 69-71: China – The Best Things To Do in Xi’an🚲🗿🌳👯

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​Day 68: China – The Treatment of Animals in Xian’s Markets…

BEWARE: RANT ALERT WITH LIMITED PICTURES. I AM VERY AWARE CULTURE'S ARE DIFFERENT AND THAT'S THAT - BUT I JUST NEEDED TO VENT!👍🏻 ... "Why did you choose travel?" so many people often ask me - whether they be old friends, acquaintances or new friends from the bar downstairs. And of course the main answer,… Continue reading ​Day 68: China – The Treatment of Animals in Xian’s Markets…

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​Day 53: Battle of the River Rafts🚣🏼

There's only one way to travel from the scenic Guilin to the even more scenic Yangshuo...and that's by Bamboo River Rafts👌🏻. But the real question is - do you extend the trip along the River Li to include the River Yulong once you reach your destination? We paid 200Y for our first boat tour (purchased… Continue reading ​Day 53: Battle of the River Rafts🚣🏼

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Day’s 45-46: ​Lights, Camera, Kangding🎇 

As so often travellers do, we allowed recommendations/bad press to decide our move out of Daocheng... We planned to go to Litang, simply because a restaurant owner told us about the beautiful countryside along the journey, winding around the greatest fluffy hills. But whilst having breakfast with two Chinese chaps who were sharing our minivan… Continue reading Day’s 45-46: ​Lights, Camera, Kangding🎇 

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Day’s 43-44: ​Yay for Yading Nature Reserve?

Prepare yourself for a long-ass post - but treading along the road less travelled meant that finding information online for Yading Nature Reserve was pressing (especially in English)! Therefore, I will write everything we wished to know before heading off - and if I can help just one person have a smooth running visit with… Continue reading Day’s 43-44: ​Yay for Yading Nature Reserve?

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​Day’s 39-40: Can’t Stop Yakking👀

Fluffy cows everywhere. That's all I see...fluffy cows EVERYWHERE! And weirdly, I don't mean in presence. It's not like there's Yak's walking down the streets or chilling out in cafes. Although this swanky guy was all dressed up in the middle of Shangri-La Old town 💃🏼... His purpose? To lift Chinese tourists to help them… Continue reading ​Day’s 39-40: Can’t Stop Yakking👀

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​Day 38: Tiger Leaping Gorge @ Lijiang🐅

(written 09/08) Scrap that, I should change this post's name to Tiger Leaping Gorge @ Shangri-La as it's situated between the two towns - and I strongly advise that if you plan to go to Shangri-La after Lijiang (like most backpackers/tourists do), go there straight from your hike...INSTEAD of doing what we've just done... We're… Continue reading ​Day 38: Tiger Leaping Gorge @ Lijiang🐅

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​Day 33: Chaos In Chinese Carriages 🚂

You know how I said you can't wing it in China - bare that in mind for the ACTUAL journey as well as the booking process... China is the only country I've ever visited where they play completely dumb if you use very obvious hand gestures to get some assistance 🙏🏻👍🏻👎🏻👈🏻🖖🏻. So when you need… Continue reading ​Day 33: Chaos In Chinese Carriages 🚂

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Day 31: You Honestly Can’t Wing It In China 🇨🇳 

Being so used to the easy-going way of transporting ourselves around Myanmar (you could quite literally book a 12 hour bus an hour before departure if you wished), we didn't realise it would be quite so different here! If you plan on visiting this monster country, the moment you arrive in your first destination, see… Continue reading Day 31: You Honestly Can’t Wing It In China 🇨🇳 

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Day 28: A Catalogue of Crazy Chinese Characters (in less than 24 Hours) 👦👧👨👩

The culture shock from Myanmar to China is grand - just like this super-giant place in general where everything looks like it's on steroids. The roads are columned into threes, as opposed to our twos, the buildings have an extra head on them and although the people can be small - their personalities are larger… Continue reading Day 28: A Catalogue of Crazy Chinese Characters (in less than 24 Hours) 👦👧👨👩

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Day’s 19-23: Hsipaw…pronounced She-Paw…translated SHIT-SAW👀

After popping half a Valium, the 12 hour bus journey from Inle Lake to Hsipaw was almost TOO easy. Still delirious and in a zombie-like state as we stumbled off to retrieve our backpacks, I just prayed that we booked a hotel with 24 hour reception..."Shit, did we babe?" We seriously needed our bed to… Continue reading Day’s 19-23: Hsipaw…pronounced She-Paw…translated SHIT-SAW👀

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​Day’s 15- 18: The Drips and Drops of Inle Lake💧

After 3 days of hardcore hiking, we finally reached the famous Lake -spanning an incredulous 13.5 miles - and I looked as though I'd jumped in the depths from my sweaty skin... The shower was adored when we got to our hostel, and I thought about how the water falling down upon me was probably… Continue reading ​Day’s 15- 18: The Drips and Drops of Inle Lake💧

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Day’s 13-15: Walking In Another’s Shoes…👟

We began our trek in Kalaw - a place which harbours the biggest market I've seen yet in Myanmar, where fresh fish comes crunchy and Mother of Pearl cutlery glimmers in the sun... We met our guide, Sau, who belongs to the Jungle King tour-group and for just 38,000 Kyat each (the equivalent of £21.50),… Continue reading Day’s 13-15: Walking In Another’s Shoes…👟

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Day 12: The Last Bits & Bobs of Bagan🏔️🏍️🍛

As we depart Bagan; the most authentic Haven I've come across in my life, I can't help but reflect on my week here before moving forward on this crazy fast minibus to Kalaw. Many travellers have come and gone during my time away and their company has been treasured, but I've personally enjoyed travelling slow… Continue reading Day 12: The Last Bits & Bobs of Bagan🏔️🏍️🍛

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Day 8: Birthday Celebrations at The Bagan Residence by Amata💛

Every time I visit a new country, it's always the same conversation amongst the people I meet: ''The people are lovely here...aren't the people just lovely here!" But it honestly hasn't rung more true than the Burmese in Bagan. The morning of my birthday, I was buzzing for reuniting with my boyfriend who's now a… Continue reading Day 8: Birthday Celebrations at The Bagan Residence by Amata💛

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​Day 2: The Shits and Giggles of Downtown Yangon 

Ive skipped the rest of my airport antics because who really wants to hear about my poor bowel movements, my purchase of coconut oil for my crusty eye bags or that I woke with a crick in my neck from passing out on the second plane in the most unflattering double chinned manner...? Yeah, I… Continue reading ​Day 2: The Shits and Giggles of Downtown Yangon 

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12 Top Travelling Tips From Real Life Travellers!

Sometimes when I consider that I've created a travel blog BEFORE the big adventure, I feel like a bit of a nob, because at this moment in time, travel is nothing but an ideal to me👀. Yes I’ve visited a fair few places in Europe, but actually going ‘travelling’; packing my life away and flying… Continue reading 12 Top Travelling Tips From Real Life Travellers!