The EU series (Part une)

All of this Brexit rubbish (apologies if you think otherwise) in the news lately has made me think of my European trip in 2015. In the Summer months Joe and I visited 16 countries in a whirlwind tour of the continent and it was the best time of my life. Exhausting and as stressful as…

Paradise in Koh Rong

Koh Rong is the definition of paradise- its long stretches of white sandy beaches and unbelievably clear blue-green sea are like heaven on Earth. Koh Rong is far from being off the beaten track; I’d say it’s pretty firmly on the banana pancake trail, but this didn’t bother me in the slightest, in fact for…

Snooze-ville Sihanouk-ville

I’m feeling pretty uninspired right now, I feel as if I have nothing to write about, nothing to take photographs of…I think I’m experiencing a bit of a writer’s block. The past two places we’ve visited in Cambodia haven’t been great. The first of which was Battambang (I prefer to call it Battenberg); the second…

What Vegan’s eat-Siem Reap

Siemp Reap is an absolute gold mine for vegan cuisine, it’s quite possibly the most veggie friendly place I’ve visited in a long, long time. The thing that I love about the food here is that a lot of it is traditional, authentic Khmer food…and it’s downright delicious. I only visited Siem Reap for a…

Siem Reap-Angkor what?

I’ve been a little apprehensive about Cambodia and have beenΒ fretting over how much I hope I enjoy it. Cambodia is my final destination in SE Asia, I have 1 month to explore it before I officially have to start the daily grind once more.Granted my daily grind will be teaching English in Thailand-but still, no…

How to cross a land border

Two posts in one day, aren’t you lucky people! I feel like I’ve neglected my poor little blog recently; after being so ill and then travelling for a couple of days I’ve fell behind with everything so am trying to catch up with you all now. I never thought I’d cross a border by land;…

A sleeper bus to 4000 Islands

After hearing so many horror stories about transport in Southern Laos; Joe and I decided that we would leave Laos via aeoroplane- today we walked across the border into Cambodia (why do we ALWAYS do this kind of stuff?) We definitively decide on one thing, only to change our minds to the polar opposite merely…

Bed-Bound in Vientiane

We’ve been in Vientiane for 4 nights- mainly to see if the flight prices drop low enough for us to get to Cambodia (they haven’t), so tomorrow we’re moving on to 4 Thousand Islands in the South of Laos- meaning we’ll be taking a 16 hour sleeper bus-YEY! I have been the most ill I’ve…

Why I hate backpacking

I’m currently bed-bound in Vientiane; I’m experiencing possibly the worst flare up of Crohn’s disease I’ve ever had in my life and it’s transforming me into a little bit of a negative Nancy. When you’re ill you naturally feel sorry for yourself and it amplifies all of your issues, so I’ll say it- I’m HATING…

How to survive Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is hell on Earth. A boozy, sleazy, dirty town in central Laos where for a little money you can buy pizza laced with opium, a hooker or drown in the river after a ‘tubing’ bar crawl. Vang Vieng reached its peak in 2012 when the government clamped down on its bad tourism habits,…

Don’t miss Muang Ngoi

After a one hour scenic boat ride North of Nong Khiaw, you will reach the tiny, quaint village of Muang Ngoi. Muang Ngoi is so tiny it is literally one small dirt road, a handful of guesthouses, around 8 puppies and a dozen fluffy, yellow ducklings. The village has recently had electricity installed, which for…

Lazy days in Nong Khiaw

140km north of Luang Prabang, set in the midst of limestone giants, lies the sleepy town of Nong Khiaw. After an eventful- to say the least, bus ride which involved sitting on a part chair, part slinky the entire ride and watching two french pensioners beat each other to the ground over ‘who sits where’…