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I ummed and ahhed on the way to Hanoi, straight from work and dressed like a teacher (not my opinion but that of every other guest at the hostel, who all seemed to assume that by wearing a floaty lavender skirt rather than the staple denim hotpants I MUST be a teacher). I was umming and ahhing whether or not […]

Ha Long Bay Castaway Island: Party Like You’re Robinson Crusoe







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Here’s one: when does one plus one not equal two? When ‘one’ is a hangover so the result is  MINUS 10,000. (HAHA). That’s just a little ditty about my Friday, Saturday, then Sunday on my first weekend in Singapore. (Also see Garden Beats). It was therefore bordering on miraculous that the majority of people actually turned up, let alone conversed […]

FLASH: The First and Best Singapore Champagne Brunch



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I was warned that an electronic music festival on my first weekend in Singapore may give me a skewed impression of life here. Singapore isn’t exactly the next Berlin apparently and Garden Beats is just an exception to the accepted rule that SG nightlife is closer to restaurants and bars than 9am ravers. And to be clear, Garden Beats is not […]

Garden Beats: Singapore’s Secret Garden Party



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  There are many things that are much cooler when done mid-air. Tiny shots of spirits, or s*x (not guilty), for instance. Cooler than both those though is booking your next trip whilst somewhere 30,000 ft above India. Hello 21st Century, you have finally done what you are for and brought wifi to the sky where it was most naturally […]

Bintan: Beautiful Beaches on a Budget



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Stalkers want to know my address? It’s Robertson Quay, Singapore, Just off The Equator, The World. And honest: it’s freakin’ awesome. You should come. Totally wouldn’t even mind showing round a stranger, I’m that chuffed. Eventually I will devote a whole post or three to the new locality, Robbo Quay (legitimately the coolest area of Singapore, which I know for a […]

Singapore: Day 1 on the Equator



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‘Tis the season to say farewell! Not that I claim to be overly popular but since my nearest and dearest got wind of the reality and proximity of my move to the other side of the world they all dutifully clamoured for some ‘me’ time. Time with me that is. I assume this was part because I was shipping off […]

Le Bab: The Posh Kebab



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Starting to plan a trip like this is like beginning the Grand National from a standing start and, by all accounts, covering Cambodia in 9 days was always going to be a toughee. However, due to a lull at work meaning I have had ample time to do non-legal research each evening, I think I have now got my itinerary bang on. I […]

How to do Cambodia in 10 Days (HELP ME)



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The part of me still being a swotty headmaster’s daughter overly researching my homework wanted to check what ‘adventure’ really means, since recently the word has been increasingly flung at me by those unsure what else to say of my year plans: “Oh well! It’ll be an adventure, that’s for sure“.   ‘Adventure’, you will therefore be fascinated to learn, stems from circa […]

Five Continents, One Girl: The Great Adventure of 2016



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Once, I accidentally suggested Yauatcha in Soho as a casual second date spot. His treat. We all know in law that ignorance is no excuse, but honestly inspector, I didn’t know it was Michelin starred. Somehow I got away with my slightly demanding mistake as, 1. Yauatcha isn’t actually stupidly overpriced and, 2. it was downright great (and you’ll be relieved to […]

FLASH: Yauatcha – Dim Sum, You Know You Want Some



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As I’m new to blogging I keep getting stuck with my intros. I like to keep them pun-chy (wahay) and snappy and love a good play on words. Ready? So I went in a Little Social and came out a Lottle Social. Brilliant. Unfortunately ‘lottle’ is not a word, though it totally should be. The reason for putting it this […]

FLASH: Little Social and the Great Steak



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  I have never understood the concept of collective hysteria quite so acutely as when I cried in front of 100 people at the doors to the Great Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Collective Hysteria is basically the phenomenon that causes girls (mostly) to shriek and faint every time they see One Direction and consequently is something […]

Harry Potter Studio Tour: The Best Museum in the World



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If Val d’Isere is the naughty older brother who’s just left home and is creating a fuss, Engelberg is the little cousin who has just gone through puberty and who you never really hear about. Personified Val d’Isere is always telling stories about epic lines and truly epic nights to a snow and après hungry audience – and fair enough […]

Flash: Engelberg – How to ski, eat, party and retreat in the Swiss Alps



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Kopapa means ‘gathering place’ in Maori, as I was told by the Kiwi bloke* I went there with. Over the years, New Zealanders haven’t contributed too much to society which is probably why they know (and will undoubtedly notify you of) everything that they have ever brought to the global table (the Haka, Russell Crowe, Dan Carter, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and […]

Flash: Kopapa (Covent Garden)



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I’m going to have to start at the top as I doubt that I’ll get to go anywhere this indulgent for a little while and, by way of a spoiler, this really was one of my favourite holidays: I love Mexico and I love this hotel. Usually at this time of year I’m hunting snow, après and fondue in the French Alps, creating buns […]

Flash: East Mexican Luxury at the Excellence Playa Mujeres







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Overheard in Haggerston: “East London isn’t just a compass point, it’s a vibe“. No comment.   If you had told me in 2011 that I’d end up living East of Holborn I would have weepingly wondered (wow, English literature A-Level alliteration there) what must have gone wrong with my life to deserve it. You may as well have told me that United […]

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