Off the beaten track in Timor Leste
Timor Leste (or East Timor) – heard of it? No? It’s not a country on many people’s radar. Here’s my very basic summary of the countries history that I’ve learnt since arriving. It was a Portuguese colony from the 16th century, which takes up half of the island Timor, in South East Asia, the other […]
Visiting Bond Villain Lairs
When I set off on my travels round the world one thing I wasn’t expecting was to end up visiting not one, but two Bond Villain Lairs! You know how they always look so exotic and remote? Earlier this week news went viral of Sir Roger Moore’s passing. With this in mind I thought now […]
China – Be Prepared!
Here we go, fully ramping up the blogging now. I headed back into the depths of my drafts and found this post I wrote whilst I was in China, at the very start of my travels last August. Not sure why I didn’t hit publish at the time but now it feels very apt to […]
Six months already…
Six months have flown past since I left on my trip. I was just reading back on my last post I’m back?! and how I talked about how I didn’t really have much time to put fingers to keys to write about my travels and I laughed. I’ve found myself in Australia for the past two months, […]
2017 Year in Review
2017 has been a busy year full of travel and self discovery but sadly very little blogging. That’s one New Year resolution made… The start of 2017 was marred by sickness and being diagnosed with a fatty liver disease. Completely reversible but a lifestyle change needed to happen immediately. I have been sober for 8 […]
Xi’an for food lovers
From Shanghai we embarked the 15 hour overnight train to Xi’an. I had heard lots of stories from friends about their experiences on the overnight trains in China but from 7 years ago, I think its fair to say it has changed, or maybe I was more prepared. There are many reasons to join a small […]
24 hours in Shanghai
15 minutes into the BBC’s first episode of The Silk Road and I was researching trips to China with my favourite small tour operator – Intrepid. I had always wanted to visit China but always thought I should give it a decent amount of time – it’s so big! Suddenly feeling inspired but lack of […]
Tibet – Etiquette or restricted travel?
Tibet is still very much controlled by the Chinese government and there are many things that the traveller should be aware of. Don’t let these put you off though, the Tibetan people are friendly and welcoming and the country is a sight to be seen. Just having the opportunity to visit the country and travel to […]