More Of Mandalay – Myanmar

So, now that I finally got round to telling you about Christmas and New Years, let’s pick up where we left off, and I’ll finish telling you about Myanmar. So, to set the scene, Myanmar was the final country of my year-long stint across Southeast Asia. I arrived in Mandalay sometime in September 2017 (I […]

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Thanaka – Myanmar

As synonymous with Myanmar as the traditional Longyi attire, or the red drool from chewing Betelnut, you will also notice many faces adorned with Thanaka. Generally used by women and children, Thanaka is a thick paste made from ground bark and roots. In the stifling Burmese heat, it’s cooling effect on the skin is quite […]

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Sparkling Pagodas in Mandalay

I thought I’d had my fill of temples in Thailand, but oh boy, was I wrong. The pagodas in Myanmar were something else, particularly in Mandalay where there seems to be an especially high concentration of them! On my first full day that I spent in Mandalay, I trod barefoot across the wooden floorboards of the […]

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The Content Castle, Koh Samui

I was wracking my brains for what to do next after Vietnam when I received a message from a friend I had met whilst living in Pai… “I’m staying at this fantastic place in Koh Samui, and I know that you’re a writer. It’s perfect for you and I know that you’ll love it!” Intrigued, […]

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Some Much Needed Down Time

After my stint driving across Vietnam, I was in desperate need of a little down time before my next adventure. I had returned to Thailand to take up residency at an internship kind of project in the south, on the island of Koh Samui. I was craving a bit of familiarity at this point. I […]

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My Traditional Sak Yant Tattoo

Sak Yant tattoos are a spiritual tattoo, inked using the traditional hand-poked method and preformed by a monk along with a special blessing ceremony. It can be difficult to find a monk who will tattoo women, so I was very excited when I finally found a service who would help arrange it for me that […]

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Ha Long Bay Disappointment​

Ha Long Bay was another unfortunate victim of my eager anticipations. I had wanted to travel around Southeast Asia for years, so I had a lot of ideas in my head of all the places I wanted to visit and how utterly amazing they would be. On more than on occasion, I felt destinations were […]

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Sapa & Fansipan Mountain

At the end of the month, I got paid and managed to sell my bike. I left the teaching project in Hanoi and got a night bus up to Sapa. Sapa is a mountainous town famous for trekking and its terraced rice fields. The problem was, I was pretty strapped for time until my Vietnamese […]

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Teaching English in Hanoi

So after completing the motorbike ride from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, P and I went our separate ways. I was struggling to sell my bike on and quite frankly, was rather skint until pay day (the end of the month) or sale/transaction of said bike. I had a look on Workaway and was contacted by […]

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My Obsession With Egg Coffee

I actually first tried Cà Phê Trứng (Vietnamese egg coffee) in Earth Tone, my favourite cafe in Pai (Thailand). It was pretty damn, good and I remember thinking to myself: I can’t wait to try this stuff IN Vietnam. Well, suffice to say, during my travels across Vietnam I consumed many a coffee – from […]

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