Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok

New Years-eve in the UK usually consists of either a house party, paying an extortionate amount to drink at a bar you go each week or freezing to death outside whilst watching fireworks tumble into the sky as the clock strikes 12. Pretty tame eh? When I was travelling on my RTW trip, I was…

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2015, the year I became an Expat

My hands shook as my fingers tapped on the keyboard, my knees crashed together nervously. Usually I`m never lost for words, however I now couldn`t remember what I was supposed to write. How does one hand in their notice on a job that you`ve done for over 5 years, a career no less? One that…

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Why I’m scared to go travelling after living in Japan

Travel, it’s something that consumes about 40% of my idle thoughts. Where will I go? What will I visit? Who will I meet? It’s tiring to be infected with Wanderlust. I have some travel news, I’m heading to Thailand this month! A country that is forever in my heart after spending 3.5 months there in…

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First impressions of Thailand

‘Miss Stephanie, Miss Stephanie. Border time. Get off!’. I woke up from my deep sleep, still tired from the 5am wake up call. Dazed I made my way to the back of the mini bus and heaved my heavy backpack on to my shoulders. The border was swarming with people selling strong smelling food and…

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Celebrating Songkran in…..England?

Today I attended Songkran celebrations at a local Buddhist temple. The experience was very different to when I experienced Songkran in crazy Bangkok with fellow travel blogger George on the go! In Thailand Songkran is a crazy celebration. People of all ages take the streets by storm and cause havoc soaking passers by with super…

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Ask Stephanie Anything: Flights

  I get many emails each week where wannabe travellers ask me various questions about travel. Here is an email that I recieved this week; Hi Stephanie, Hello!  I came across your blog this week and have really enjoyed reading some of your posts about your fascinating adventures!  Thank you!  I have a huge interest…

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Eight months of Travel: Summary and review

Month eight was the month where I had to say goodbye to my beloved Asia in Exchange for a new country and a new continent, Australia on the other side of the world! I started my month in Koh Phi Phi after a last minute decision less than 2 hours before the night boat departed….

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Seven months of Travel: Summary and Review

My Seventh month of travel was a very different month for me, I travelled very fast compared to normal but it was one of my best months yet! My month kicked of in the gritty seaside resort Sihanoukville. Despite looking worn out Sihanoukville has a hidden charm. It’s extremely cheap and you could easily live…

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Four months of Travel: Summary and Review

This month has been the hardest in terms of homesickness and loneliness on the road. Despite meeting many great people on my travels It’s sometimes hard travelling solo. (Read about my tips for combating loneliness on the road here). I found it especially hard travelling solo as a female through Laos. Many Laotians are lovely,…

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