Tag: South East Asia

Adventure Here – Da Lat

Adventure Here – Da Lat

Much like the Malaysian Cameron Highlands, Da Lat is a welcome break from the heat and humidity of Vietnam where you won’t find air con in most of the hostels and a rain coat is a must. Da Lat is a stop for the adventurous. […]

A City for City Skeptics – Kuala Lumpur

A City for City Skeptics – Kuala Lumpur

I landed in Kuala Lumpur after a traumatic flight with Vietnam Airways from Heathrow, despite being told at check in I couldn’t board because I had no visa for Malaysia and, bizarrely, because I had no return flight from Australia. Both myself and the lady […]

The Last British Outpost – Tana Rata

The Last British Outpost – Tana Rata

Tana Rata was not the sleepy highland town I was expecting. Most of the journey from KL was passed in deep slumber, until we reached the dense jungle of the lower mountains and excitement chased away the dreams for the rest of the journey. The […]

The Gambas Operation – George Town

The Gambas Operation – George Town

The Gambas Operation is the name the Spanish have for the Brits who visit each year, catch a few too many rays and return home with skin the burning pink hue of a prawn. I was told this by a Spanish volunteer in House of […]

Going Solo

Going Solo

Setting out solo can be daunting, particularly traveling as a girl. My first five months backpacking I spent with my sister, my back up; if one of us forgot something, the other probably had it, we could split the price of cabs or even splash […]

Waking The Rain Gods – Rocketfest

Waking The Rain Gods – Rocketfest

Rocket fest was being banded around Vang Vieng when we arrived; on everyone’s lips with mysterious signs pointing to the edge of the town, but none of the backpackers quite knew what it was, just that we wanted to go. We were staying in the […]

My Guide to Bagan

My Guide to Bagan

The bus station for Bagan is a way outside of the towns, probably a 15 minute drive from Nyaung U which is where I would recommend staying, around the same to New Bagan and probably 20 minutes to Old Bagan. I wouldn’t recommend attempting to […]

It went Koh Rong

It went Koh Rong

We were eager to board the boat to Koh Rong and leave the seedy shores of Sihanoukville, believing we were in for three days of unadulterated tropical paradise; wooden shacks, white sands and clear waters. I whiled the two hour boat trip away trying to […]

Sleeping Amongst the Clouds – Hpa An

Sleeping Amongst the Clouds – Hpa An

My first night in Myanmar and I’ve forsaken the nicest room I’ve had in 5 months for a cardboard thin mattress in a room lacking electricity and two hours up a mountain…   I arrived in Hpa-An around 10am, desperate to get some sleep after the discomfort of the bus journey from […]

Sunsets and Surfing – Kuta, Lombok

Sunsets and Surfing – Kuta, Lombok

One image in particular is the first to my mind when I’m thinking of Lombok; sweeping round a certain bend about halfway along to road to Selong Belanak beach, on the back of JM’s bike. His driving was always slightly faster than my comfort zone […]