People watching – Hoi An

Open front window, only silence among us. People come and go as they please on foot and on bicycle. The roaring of the motorbikes can be heard from the outside in, invading our seclusion on a somewhat crowded street. But what was really fascinating about the spot, other than the Reaching Out Teahouse offering jobs

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Race to Angkor Wat

4:00 am start. 1 goal: Sunrise at Angkor Wat. Could we do it? Yes we must definitely could. Well sort of anyways. We were all up at the crack of dawn, shoved into Tuk Tuks headed for the ticket office. 3, 2, 1 SMILE… Mugshot. Bad angle. Bad everything.  Back in the Tuk Tuk we

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“Stuck in the mud.” Out on the open road of Cambodia.

14k on the open road. What a day. 2 wheels and no destination in sight. The roads were mine to explore. I thought I’d be a lot more scared cycling in the Cambodian congestion but it actually wasnt that bad. You just had to brave it and take the chance. And pray that you dont

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“Beauty in a bloodshed burial site.” The Cambodian Killing Fields.

Exhaustion at its peak. 6.5 hours on a night bus departing Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. 2 lanes of bunker cabins, 2 to a bed and 1 incredibly tiny aisle. The evening was filled with free beer and the cutest of sleepover chats. Sleep was the bare minimum, only managing 2 hours last night. Ciara

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S-21

Vacancy in a place once filled with thousands of people. The rooms a are bare and yet they hold so much. From photographs of prisoners; to empty torture chambers, this compound tells the story of its weighted past. Empty cells fill the rooms, leaving space for only imagination as to just what exactly it was

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My Travel Goals

Today is the day. I’ve been planning and un-planning this trip for over a year now. My journey to Cambodia and Vietnam. I can’t believe it’s finally here. In just a few hours time I will be boarding my plane ready to jet off for 6 weeks. With that in mind here is a list of

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What I’m packing for South East Asia

Travelling light is something I struggle with. I always end up packing way too much in fear of not having enough outfit choices or enough clothes for different activities. I over pack to put my mind at ease. But this time round I’m challenging myself to pack as little as possible. In 2 more sleeps

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13 things you probably didn’t know about me

We all have our secrets and superstitions in life and I’ve decided to confess a few of mine. Our quirks are what make us unique, you can tell an awful lot about a person just by becoming aware of a few things they do each day. With my readership ever-expanding I figured I needed to

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Snowdon

Sunday 2nd July – Mount Snowdon completed. What a perfect Sunday it was. The sun glistened and the views were incredible. We set off at around 9.15am from Chester and arrived at 10:45am. I was thrilled and excited for the day ahead. I had no hangover from the wine the night before and I was

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