Five months of travel: Summary and Review

After a few days of pampering, strolling along the Mekong and eating delicious baguettes, my Vietnamese Visa was finally ready (It was my most expensive Visa so far at a cost of $60 from the Vietnamese consulate in Luang Prabang!!) so it was time for me to leave the safe, clean confines of Luang Prabang…

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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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Getting scammed and groped in a taxi in Hanoi, Vietnam

  Before I came to Vietnam I  had heard mixed views from other travellers and travel bloggers. I have heard people say that It’s a vibrant up and coming country full of history, that It’s full of scams and I have heard that It’s only a place to go if you are traveling with a…

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Three months of Travel: Summary and review

My third month of travel has been filled with many ups and downs. The major downer on the month was when I contracted Dengue fever in Koh Chang. It was the hardest time so far in my travelling and I was so ill that I was going to go home ASAP! Something made me want…

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Ask Stephanie Anything! Part 1

A lot of people ask me various questions about my travels on Facebook and Twitter so I thought that answering the questions publicly would be a good way to help other people. After all if one person is thinking it surely someone else is! So here it goes! You can ask me any question you…

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Contracting Dengue fever when travelling: What’s it like?

I was unfortunate enough to contract an infectious tropical disease during my travels, dengue fever. Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes  If you keep up to date with me on Facebook or Twitter you will know that I’m in Thailand now. I contracted dengue fever on the beautiful island of Koh Chang, not…

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Day trips to the colonial city of Galle

During my time in Hikkaduwa I visited Galle three times. Galle is very different to Hikkaduwa, in parts it feels very European because it was colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and The British. This actually made me feel a little homesick for Europe! Galle is a large busy city and is filled with beggars and…

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Two months of Travel: Summary and review

It’s hard to believe that I have been travelling for over two months now. In the real world two months is a long period of time but when travelling the days and weeks blur in to one. It’s so refreshing not having any responsibilities and to just do what I want each day! (For most…

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