Staying fit whilst backpacking

Staying fit and healthy whilst travelling is really difficult. It’s the only thing about backpacking that I get stressed about; I get really tense if I don’t workout every day and I’m practically inconsolable if I can’t find healthy food to eat (not being dramatic this time). I may go slightly overboard sometimes, but it…

Free (ish) things to do in Bangkok

Thailand is cheap, but it isn’t as cheap as everyone’s preconceptions. When I call home and tell my family about what I’ve been up to, I’m always met with similar responses ‘how much did that cost?’ closely followed by ‘oh that’s not as cheap as I thought!’. Newsflash, not everything in Thailand will cost you…

My SE Asian rollercoaster ride

It’s been almost 3 months since I arrived on the island of Koh Chang, began my teacher training and put away my backpack- the very backpack that I have been living out of for 4 months prior to that, the backpack which holds pretty much everything I own, the backpack which (in fear of sounding…

Asia-How much I spent

Wednesday 21st June. A truly momentous day. This was the day that I got paid from my teaching job and in turn the day I stopped living from my savings. It took me a year to save up enough money to solely depend on for 6 months- which I don’t think is too bad. For…

How to Budget like a boss

Sometimes it can be really difficult to stick to the budget you’ve set for yourself whilst backpacking.Β There are always temptations; new clothes, partying, sightseeing tours and these temptations always seem to set you back a fortune. Pretty soon you’ll be on the phone to the Bank of Mum and Dad begging for money as you…

Ode to a Dorm Room

I’ve stayed in many, many hostels in my time travelling 2 different continents. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in or how much you’ve spent on a dorm bed-hostels always attract a specific kind of person. The names may change, as may the faces but you tend to meet the exact same kind of people…

The Boring Stuff

I really would hate it for anybody to think my blog was boring…but sometimes we’ve got to talk about the serious stuff; it can’t always be fun and games (unfortunately). Quite a lot of people have been emailing me with questions on; visas, travel insurance, vaccinations etc. I hear you, when I was in the…

Why I love backpacking

As previously promised, here is a list of what I love most about backpacking. Following on from my ‘Why I hate backpacking’ postΒ (if you haven’t read it click here to check it out), I am well out of my black hole of despair, have stopped being so damned dramatic (mostly) and have pulled myself together….

Top 10 destinations-Asia

I’ve spent so long deliberating this list; Joe and I always discuss what our favourite places are and they’re forever changing and shifting positions in my mind. I think I’ve locked it down here…and I’m pretty happy with it. I have loved my Asian travels too much to put into words; the continent is so…

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…

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;…

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…