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Chiang Mai is Food!

THAILAND | Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | Views [288]

I had a major food overload yesterday. And way too much chilli.    Being around so much good food is inspiring. I'm already really motivated to cook well for myself when I return. Not just good Thai food but all the different types ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cities, food, thailand


Being Present, Being Grateful

THAILAND | Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | Views [365]

I was a little disappointed with myself yesterday when I discovered there was a cooking school that did classes AND home-stay. The idea of it fit my original intention for this holiday so exactly, I couldn't help but kick myself mentally. I was really ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cities, reflections, thailad


A New Day, A New City, A New Start.

THAILAND | Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | Views [324]

I find myself in South East Asia after a day of falling asleep repeatedly on planes. The journey wasn't really that long but I did arrive close to midnight.  My countless (and possibly embarrassing) episodes of narcolepsy tell me I must've been ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cities, planes


Chiang Mai is Food

THAILAND | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | Views [319]

I had a major food overload yesterday. And way too much chilli.    Being around so much good food is inspiring. I'm already really motivated to cook well for myself when I return. Not just good Thai food but all the different types ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cities, food, thailand


Saudade

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | Views [474]

I miss Istanbul. I miss their amazing breakfasts. I miss the cay that's always there. I miss tiny cups of potent coffee served in fancy silverware. I miss the fresh bread that's so easily attainable. I miss being fed all this awesome tasting food for ... Read more >

Tags: australia, cities, reflections


Snow!

CZECH REPUBLIC | Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | Views [457]

It's snowing today!! Just when I thought I wouldn't see Prague in white this time and would have to come back. While walking in the rain yesterday was more ridiculous than romantic, walking in the snow today was just as magical as I imagined it to be.... Read more >

Tags: cities, czech republic, snow, winter


Falling in Love Again

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | Views [572]

Prague just continues to amaze me. And life just continues to surprise me. Something like today where I was completely blown away at Vysehrad, where this beautiful city was prophesised. I hadn't expected too much of it, having seen it on a boat cruise ... Read more >

Tags: cities, czech republic, europe, friends, outdoors, random strangers, reflections, turkey, winter


Back in Kathmandu!

NEPAL | Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | Views [468]

We're back safe and sound in the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu - constantly blazing horns, dusty roads, crowds of locals and tourists, and Nepali men trying to earn a quick rupee from five seconds of playing their traditional fiddle and calling it "Nepali ... Read more >

Tags: cities, flights, himalayas, mountains, nature, sherpa, trekking


Bus to Jiri

NEPAL | Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | Views [2077]

Altitude: 1951m We woke up early today to catch the bus to Jiri where we'll start our trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp. We're doing it a little different to most who usually just fly into Lukla and start the trek from there. We're walking in ... Read more >

Tags: buses, cities, everest base camp, music, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, trekking


Namaste Nepal

NEPAL | Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | Views [452]

We've touched down in Kathmandu! The flight in was amazing thanks to Dad's prebooking of the best seats for a view of the Himalayas. Being snowcapped, they were hard to spot at first but you could definitely see Everest and the rest of the world's youngest ... Read more >

Tags: cities, flights, himalayas, mountains, nature, nepal


Leaving the Country of Hakuna Matata

KENYA | Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | Views [564]

Beyond the burnt down airport and the chaotic jammed-up streets of Nairobi, lies a country and experience I will hold close to my heart. Ten days in Kenya was not enough and would never be enough to fully appreciate this country. We've merely scratched ... Read more >

Tags: animals, cities, family, friendly strangers, kenya, outdoors, reflections


Istanbul

TURKEY | Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | Views [408]

I left Istanbul upset and in a rush much to my dismay. I was tired of the hostel and party (!) lifestyle and just wanted to be in the comfort of my home and I longed to be with the people I love. All this on my last day at my last stop of my solo ... Read more >

Tags: architecture, cities, european adventure, food, nights out


Live in Liverpool

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | Views [407]

What I like most about being in Liverpool is the music. Yes, the greatest band ever, the Beatles, was born here and I'm here on a pilgrimage. Even though they've disbanded and half of them are no longer, their legacy lives on strong in this vibrant ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, hostels, music, sightseeing, uk


Off to Scotland!

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | Views [328]

Wow! That is what London is. I've had an amazing time in this awesome city catching up and creating fun with great friends. Chilling out in parks, visiting museums, partying - really just enjoying and getting to know the city for what it is. ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, trains, uk


Back in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | Views [317]

There's something about London that always catches me. Even with three hours sleep, I had enough energy to reminisce and the joy and wonder I felt walking through London as an eleven year-old visiting for the first time.

Tags: cities, european adventure, sightseeing


Thursday: A Casual Day in Copenhagen

DENMARK | Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | Views [1005]

Life's simple pleasures are really the most fulfilling.   It rained today. I stayed up too late last night. Maybe I drank too much too. But it was all in the name of fun and more importantly, it was time well spent with good friends I don't ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, reflections


Leaving The Harbour Town

GERMANY | Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | Views [328]

Life always seems to throw a challenge at me the day after a crazy night out.  I found out five minutes before my train to Copenhagen was due to leave, that it had been cancelled because of an engine fault. To get us to Copenhagen, the transport ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, nights out, trains


Berlin

GERMANY | Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | Views [387]

Where they burn books, they will start burning people. - A very apt quote from German poet, Heinrich Heine, from 1820, at the Nazi book burning memorial   I'm taking my second last train ride with my Eurail pass. My European adventure is ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, history, sightseeing, trains


Dresden

GERMANY | Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Views [475]

Visiting Dresden was a sombre experience, knowing that it was the most heavily-bombed city in WWII. It is such a stark contrast to Prague, which never took a blow from the war physically and was so well-preserved. Walking from the train station ... Read more >

Tags: buildings, churches, cities, european adventure, sightseeing


I Left My Heart In Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Views [442]

I realised how much I loved Prague walking around it alone yesterday. I came to a conclusion - it's my favourite city in Europe.   Leaving Prague meant leaving my favourite city and one of my favourite people. Just like Prague, Andrea and ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends


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