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Ahangama sunset sri lanka
The East coast of Sri Lanka has, only relatively recently, opened up as a safe spot for holidaymakers since the Tamil Tigers were driven away in 2009. The Tamil Tigers, please note, are not a species of wild tiger, as I had assumed. They are a terrorist group that had been carrying out attacks (terrorist attacks NOT animal attacks) in […]

East Sri Lanka in 8 Days (HELP ME)





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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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  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