What I’ve packed for long term travel.

Disclaimer – I am not a travel expert. This is everything I’ve packed, as a twenty something female, for a 4 month trip around Asia. This is the first time I’ve been away ‘long term’ and the prospect of packing 4 months’ worth of clothes into 1 bag literally terrified me. I have packed, unpacked, repacked, stressed about packing, cried over packing, then once and for all, packed. Underwear. How […]

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Getting a China tourism Visa.

It’s safe to say I was fretting about the whole visa process after some serious horror stories I had read online. I read stories of visa’s being rejected completely or not granted for the intended amount of time. Tripadvisor is full of mixed reviews of the whole process which only increased my anxiety about the application. However, I must say that I found the whole process relatively pain-free and I […]

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Booking a one way ticket.

So we’ve taken the decision, booked the one way flight out to China! I literally could not be more excited… I have always been a middle of the road kind of person, you know – never rich, never poor. Never popular, never alone. I went straight to college from school and then straight to work from college. I’ve never been a career driven girl. I still don’t know what I […]

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Manchester Christmas Markets.

UK Christmas markets are now giving our European friends a run for their money and Manchester markets are most definitely one of my favourites. We spent the afternoon there last weekend and had a fantastic day. The markets in Manchester spread across the majority of the city centre and offer everything from giant German sausages to Christmas tree trinkets. I may have indulged in one or two sweet treats, I […]

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Taro elephant sanctuary – Indonesia

Right, okay. Let’s start by saying I love elephants. I mean, I adore them. So much so I have one tattooed on my right foot. When we booked our trip to Indonesia I had heard a lot about these Elephant ‘Sanctuary’s’… both good and bad. After lots & lots of research I settled that we would visit the Taro Elephant Park. All 30+ the elephants that live there are rescued […]

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Hiking Mount Batur – Indonesia

If you’re heading to Bali and can manage to tear yourself away from the beaches for a while, hiking mount Batur at sunrise is most definitely one to tick off the bucket list. So when you’re on holiday, soaking up the sun and enjoying one too many cocktails and your boyfriend comes up with the corker of an idea “shall we get up at 2am and do a hike up […]

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Ubud – Indonesia.

So in September we took a trip to Bali – my first ever trip to Asia and I cannot wait to return. I completely and utterly fell in love with our first stop, right in the rainforest – Ubud. We stayed at the Pertiwi resort right on the Monkey Forest Street. When we arrived there was a mix up with our room and were greeted with the fact the hotel […]

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Why Amsterdam should be your next city break.

Planning yourself a European trip? Here’s why Amsterdam should be on your bucket list! #1. You really can just wander. You don’t have to spend a fortune (I mean you can if you want) but we were lucky enough to visit in autumn and the scenery is just beautiful. You can spend hours wandering up and down the canals just taking it all in. #2. It’s unlike any other place […]

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Leeds festival.

Get yourself a cuppa. This is gonna be a long one. We had been undecided about going to Leeds festival for months. Having never been to a festival before I was anxious about the event but we saw Red Hot Chilli Peppers about four years ago who were absolutely fantastic, so at the beginning of summer we decided to buy the day tickets for Sunday 28th – the day the […]

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