Nine Months of Travel: Summary and review

My ninth month of travel was mostly spent in Australia, I place I have mixed feelings about. I don’t think that I ever really got over my reverse culture shock whilst I was there.     After a few days in the chilled out town of Coolangatta which is right on the border of New…

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Choosing happiness: I’m coming home!

As I write this i’m sat in a library in New Brighton near Christchurch in New Zealand. As I look outside the window I can  see waves crashing on a beautiful pristine beach and see the sunlight reflecting off the azure water. It’s hard to believe that nearly ten months has passed since I started…

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Coping with reverse culture shock in Australia

I was always a little skeptical of reverse culture shock. I experienced slight culture shock when I arrived in Sri Lanka, a crazy country for my first visit to Asia but I never thought that I would experience culture shock when going to a Western country like Australia! Why was I feeling like this? I…

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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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Sweet as Kandy in Sri Lanka

  I tentatively turned my back on the sun-kissed shores of Hikkaduwa to visit Kandy which is located inland in the centre of Sri Lanka. Kandy initially shocked me with it’s beauty. As my tuk tuk from the train station chugged up the hillside I was rewarded with stunning views of a city nestled among…

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Six months of Travel: Summary and Review

After the craziness and stress of Vietnam the smiling Khmer people were a heartwarming surprise. As I arrived in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, I was shocked by the disparity of poverty and wealth around me. Right next to the stupidly ornate Palace there was naked children searching for God knows what in…

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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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