Lake Wanaka

Monthly News: June

Considering I’m now settled in Wanaka, New Zealand for the foreseeable future (hopefully until next year at the very least), I won’t be travelling around as much. I thought I’d start a monthly blog to show what I’ve been up to and where I’ve been photographing, as well as links to any New Zealand and/or […]

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Seven Wonders of Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is one of my favourite places to visit in Thailand. It has a great selection of historical temples, it’s very easy to navigate and has a great foodie scene. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic city of Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand from 1350 to 1767, when it was almost burnt […]

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Life Lately

Hey I’m back, after a massive blogging break. Apologies for the huge hiatus; here’s what I’ve been up to: At the beginning of May Jeni and I took our final flight from Bali to New Zealand, stopping off in Sydney en route. After too few hours in the city catching up with friends around Darling […]

Georgetown Street Art

Street Art of Georgetown

Georgetown is the main city on the island of Penang, in Malaysia. One of Georgetown’s most famous attractions are the many murals found around this UNESCO Heritage town. The most popular of these are painted by the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, who was commissioned in 2012 during the annual Georgetown Festival. I spent a morning […]

Krabi Cliffs

Friday Photo Diary – 18th March

Every Friday I’ll be writing a post with where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to that week, and include my favourite five photos.   Last Saturday I started the tedious two day journey back to Yangon from Hsipaw in the eastern Shan state. Starting early, I boarded the once daily train back over […]

Pyin Oo Lwin

Friday Photo Diary – 11th March

Every Friday I’ll be writing a post with where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to that week, and include my favourite five photos.   Apologies for my absence the past two or three weeks; wifi connection in Burma has been an issue, along with other excuses I won’t bore you with.   Last […]

Burma weaving

Friday Photo Diary – 19th February

Every Friday I’ll be writing a post with where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to that week, and include my favourite five photos.   This week I finally made it into Burma! Burma (or Myanmar, as it is officially known) has long been at the top of my Asia travel list, and I’m […]

Luang Prabang Trekking

Friday Photo Diary – 12th February

Every Friday I’ll be writing a post with where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to that week, and include my favourite five photos.   After a day of recovering from one of Vang Vieng’s infamous Friday jungle parties, Jen and I took to the Nam Song in kayaks on Sunday with our friend […]

Vang Vieng

Friday Photo Diary – 5th February

Every Friday I’ll be writing a post with where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to that week, and include my favourite five photos.   On this sunny Friday you find me in one of favourite places in Southeast Asia – Vang Vieng. With a stunning mountain backdrop and the Nam Song river running […]

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Friday Photo Diary – 29th January

Every Friday I’ll be writing a post with where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to that week, and include my favourite five photos. Apologies for the lateness of this post… I haven’t lost track of days just yet – see below for my explanation! After a twelve hour journey (only around five hours […]

Yeak Laom Lake

Friday Photo Diary – 22d January

Every Friday I’ll be writing a post with where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to that week, and include my favourite five photos.   This week marks our final one in Cambodia, as later today we move on to Laos!   Last Saturday was spent using the final day of our Angkor Wat […]

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Friday Photo Diary – 15th January

Every Friday I’ll be writing a post with where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to that week, and include my favourite five photos.   This week has been a hectic one; full of highlights but also a bad week for me health wise.   Last Friday Jeni and I found ourselves in the […]

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Happy New Year

Rikreay Chhna Thmei! (Happy New Year!) 2015 has been an incredible year for me. I’ve spent roughly seven months travelling to nine different countries and I have wonderful memories of people I’ve met and new things I’ve seen and experienced. I’m writing this post from southern Cambodia, where I’ll be seeing in the New Year […]

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Yuanyang Rice Terraces – a Photo Blog

Yuanyang was my final stop in China, and sadly due to time constraints I only had a full day and two nights there. Yuanyang is an area, rather than an actual town or village. Buses arrive and leave from the largest (and only) town, Xinjie, and from there I took a bumpy, 30-minute minivan ride […]

Luang Prabang

A post, at last

First, an apology, to my family and anyone else who has been eagerly checking my blog whilst I’ve been away and found nothing from me, other than a couple of dated Istagram photos. My first six weeks of travelling Southeast Asia have been incredible, emotional, and rather traumatic at times, but I’ve seen and experienced […]

China Cove, Point Lobos

Coastal California

From San Francisco I headed straight for Ano Nuevo State Park. I’d read that April was a great time of year to see the northern elephant seals that call it home. You can, in fact, find elephant seals here year-round, although access is difficult from December through to February whilst the seals are mating and […]

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36 Hours in San Francisco

    Before heading east next month, I flew west for a brief visit to see my dad in the US, starting in San Francisco. Known as ‘Fog City’, San Francisco is home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the infamous prison island of Alcatraz and its own herd of urban bison. Alcatraz Island Our […]

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Husky Dog Safari

From the eager barks of my all-girl husky team to total silence the moment they were free to run, husky dog sledding was an exhilarating yet peaceful activity.   Before visiting the Arctic Husky Farm, situated between Pyhä and Luosto in Finnish Lapland, I had a few misgivings regarding the use of huskies as a […]

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A Long Weekend in Luosto, Finnish Lapland

  Recently I was given the opportunity, through Steppes Travel, to take a familiarisation trip to Finnish Lapland – of course, I leapt at the chance! Having never been anywhere colder than England during winter, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, never mind what I should have packed. Still slightly clueless, last Saturday I […]

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100 Days ‘Til Summer

I have realised suddenly that the days are almost into double digits and the three-month mark is closing in. My arms will soon start to feel like a hypodermic pin cushion (one injection down; ten to go). And with inoculations, bank appointments and extra work shifts, my schedule is becoming hard to manage. Yet it […]

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Germany – the Fairytale Road

‘How often when we are comfortable, we begin to long for something new’ – Jacob Grimm Like any young girl, I grew up watching Disney movies and dreaming of being a princess. A few years ago, I learnt that many of these, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, were based on the work of […]