Starling Ridge Pepper Plantation, Kampot – Cambodia

Kampot is pretty famous for pepper, apparently, it’s some of the best in the world. We actually went to a free entry pepper plantation, and well, I can’t say that it was particularly exciting. We had a very underwhelming talk from a bored member of staff, looked around the shop at the various overpriced pepper […]

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Things I learnt whilst driving a scooter in Asia

  Bugs will fly into your eyes, ears, and nose. Sometimes simultaneously. Employ the use of goggles, a visor, sunglasses during the day or I purchased fake glasses to drive with at night. My driving glasses Seemingly innocent things like dry leaves can really hurt when they fly into your face at speed. A butterfly’s […]

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Explore the highlights of Paris in 72hrs

You want to take a long weekend away in Paris or perhaps a short mid-week break. For many reasons, you’re a little strapped for time, and you want to fit in the highlights of the “city of love” in as little time as possible. When you’re exploring and restricted for time, arranging transfers can save […]

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Piercings in Phnom Penh

We were all rather happy to be leaving Laos, especially after the recent events of the bus journey from hell and sinking boat across the river. B and I booked a bus straight to Phnom Penh, whilst V & C booked one to Siem Reap with the plan to all meet in Kampot. I’d already […]

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Attacked in a hostel dorm

I spoke too soon. No sooner had I written my article on my top worst hostel experiences an event unfolded which was hands down, the worst and most terrifying thing that has happened to me ever. Not just in a hostel, or just travelling. Most terrifying experience period. There was young man staying at the […]

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My top worst hostel experiences

Everyone seems to love the awful, cringey, scary or dirty tales more than they want to hear about the lovely place you stayed with the comfy bed and delicious breakfast platter. I’ve stayed in plenty of wonderful hostels but I’ve had my fair share of bad experiences which people tend to find highly amusing, so […]

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Four Thousand Islands – Laos

After the dreadful journey to reach the Four Thousand Islands, and all that I had heard about the place from fellow travelers and friends – I expected a lot more. Why everyone raved about the place, I really have no idea. There were a few dark huts and empty restaurants in the “town” selling food […]

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The WORST journey I have ever done

I booked a ticket via my hostel – Rock Backpacker Hostel in Vang Vieng to the Four Thousand Islands. Having willingly just booked a 20+ hour sleeper bus, I already knew that I was getting myself into a long, uncomfortable journey. I decided I just wanted to get straight there as my plans for Plain […]

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Vang Vieng – Laos

I will get straight to the point here, I was not a big fan of Vang Vieng. Not so long ago Vang Vieng was infamous for it’s tubing parties that resulted in such a high number of deaths that it was all shut down. The tubing is starting to make a resurgence though not on […]

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Vegetarian Street food buffets in Luang Prabang

Ok, so it’s no secret that I LOVE food. Having said that, being a vegetarian in Asia can be challenging at times to say the least. Well,  factor in a backpackers budget to boot and sometimes problems arise and I end up eating fried rice and egg for days on end until I am sick […]

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