2016 Travel round-up

February – I visited a backpacking friend in his hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania and fell in love with the old town.
 My highlights were the view from Gediminas’ tower, the beautiful library and fresco hall of the university and making a wish on the stebuklas tile. April – I gave myself the best birthday present […]

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3 Reasons why I travel alone

I’ve wasted alot of time in wrong relationships and in one sided friendships. For some reason I always felt like I needed people to want the same things as I did in order for me to achieve my goals. For a while, the concept of going it alone was completely alien to me. I’ve struggled […]

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The house of Sate – Yogyakarta

I’m not generally a huge fan of satay sauce. I know, I know, I can hear the gasps of horror. I can imagine you reeling in disgust and shock. Ok, I’m not saying I dislike it. It’s just not high up on my list of favourite things. It’s just a bit too rich for me […]

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Christmas 2016 in Thailand & The true meaning of Christmas

I’m interrupting my attempts to regale you with chronological posts of my travels to wish you all a Merry Christmas. It’s a little late but I’ve not been particularly organised. I was in Koh Lipe the week before Christmas and I knew that my family had booked a holiday in Koh Chang. After an open […]

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Youth day parade Yogyakarta

After lunch at Move on cafe we decided we wanted to check out the Kraton (the Sultan’s palace). We met up with another girl from the hostel that we had all stayed at whilst in Jakarta. We debated on how to get there, there aren’t really many cabs around in Yogyakarta, only motocycle taxis and […]

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Move on cafe Yogyakarta

Myself and one of the girls that had been in my dorm in Jakarta met up to have a wander around and came across a sleek looking black painted building. We decided to check it out and found just what we were looking for. A bit of a contrast to many of the other places […]

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Good Karma – Yogyakarta

A little bit difficult to locate, especially in the dark, but immediately pleasing on the eye (especially if you like reggae sort of vibes) when you enter the small courtyard where quirky tables and chairs and a swing hangs. The staff were super friendly, there was free water available and breakfast included along with towels […]

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Coconut stew recipe

Another of the recipes from my Indonesian cooking class Suitable for vegetarians and vegans… Ingredients: Fresh coconut milk (see how to make yourself here) Garlic Shallot Carrot Aubergine (eggplant) Green beans Chayote Crispy onions Cut the beans into 1 -2 inch pieces, slice the carrot and cut the aubergine and chayote into small chunks. Crush […]

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Fresh Gado Gado recipe

An Indonesian dish that I learned from a cooking class in Yogyakarta… Suitable for vegetarians and vegans For the Peanut / Satay sauce: Roasted peanuts Garlic Shallots Chilli to taste Roast the peanuts in the oven or fry over high heat in a wok with a little oil. With a pestle and mortar crush the […]

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Six Degrees hostel – Jakarta, Java.

Six degrees is fairly easy to locate given that they give you very clear directions. It’s a large hostel with a relaxed vibe. The receptionist was very friendly and a great laugh as well as being super knowledgeable and helpful with what to do in Jakarta. She gave us all the information we could need […]

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