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My Top 10 Favourite Cities

As an island girl who was raised on a farm and rarely visited anywhere larger than Aberdeen as a child, I'm not much of a city person. Things have clearly changed, given that I've lived in two cities in the past year, but still - give me a mountain or island any day, or even… Continue reading My Top 10 Favourite Cities

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10 Countries I Want To Go Back To

I've been reminiscing a lot recently. I've also been looking forward to the next few months, and the realisation that I'll be 30 at the beginning of next year made me think of my gradually-forgotten goal of visiting 30 countries, which I assumed would be long reached by now. The truth is, I stopped country-counting… Continue reading 10 Countries I Want To Go Back To

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Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

Happy Friday, and a very merry Christmas Eve eve! Before we delve into my best of 2016 post, I've been meaning to do this one for a while - a huge photo essay of our 18 month trip around the world! Throughout 2015 and 2016, we spent three months exploring South East Asia followed by… Continue reading Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

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A Year Of Travel: My Highlights

It feels strange to say that we've been travelling for a year. Because, I suppose, we haven't. It's a year since we left the UK, sure, but we've made a little home for ourselves in the sub-tropical city of Brisbane, and while we've been making various trips around Australia, it's not been the full-on travel… Continue reading A Year Of Travel: My Highlights

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Budgeting For Your Southeast Asia Trip

In this post, I'm going to outline exactly how much this part of the trip cost us, and hopefully it will help some of you to budget what you need. I've been working on this for a while and meant to post it along with my other budgeting guides but didn't think it was ready.… Continue reading Budgeting For Your Southeast Asia Trip

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My Biggest Regrets In Asia

I posted recently about my favourite experiences in Asia, but I thought I'd post some of my regrets, too! Thankfully I have no major regrets, but there are a few things I wish I'd done differently. 1. Not getting pictures with many of the people I met All throughout our travels, we met incredible people… Continue reading My Biggest Regrets In Asia

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My Top 5 Places From Our South East Asia Trip

Our three months backpacking around Asia were a whirlwind of crazy experiences, fantastic food, mesmerising views, mindblowing sunsets, magnificent temples, beautiful beaches and chaotic cities. It's hard to narrow it down to five highlights, because there was hardly anywhere that I didn't love; much less disliked. But there were certain highlights, so here are a… Continue reading My Top 5 Places From Our South East Asia Trip

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My 10 Best Experiences In Asia

This weekend marks six months since we left the UK - it's crazy to think about, but it's made me look back on some of the amazing experiences we've had on this trip already. As our Australia trip so far has only been working, I thought I'd do a post focusing on our favourite experiences… Continue reading My 10 Best Experiences In Asia

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Vietnam

1. They freaking LOVE karaoke Seriously. Particularly in the north, you see karaoke bars EVERYWHERE. Most Halong Bay cruises seem to have it - all except our one, it seems! Booo. However, word has it that the bars are often dens for all sorts of unlawful activity... 2. There are tiny lizards everywhere. And chickens.… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Vietnam

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Buses, Boats and Bikes in Saigon

Our first night bus of the trip wasn't the best. The actual bus was better than expected, with three rows of "bunk seats" with an aisle between each, and we settled in to our reclining seats. Suddenly, the girl checking tickets started asking people to move - including Ash. "I'm with someone. She's sitting just… Continue reading Buses, Boats and Bikes in Saigon