1 July 2019 – A weekend in Bordeaux: the glimmer of hope to continue my journey

1 July 2019 – A weekend in Bordeaux: the glimmer of hope to continue my journey

Everything was becoming mundane. After 2 to 3 months of endless commutes and unfortunate events, the simple thought of even walking around anywhere exhausted me and I simply didn’t feel excited by anything anymore. By this time I’d been traveling for at least 9 months. The fun of traveling seemed to have gone ever so [...]

Solo female travel – what it’s like to travel alone (and on a budget)

Solo female travel – what it’s like to travel alone (and on a budget)

It's normal to be scared shitless before heading into an unknown world, especially if you’re going by yourself for the first time. Have you ever thought about traveling alone? Perhaps you’ve never done it, but have always wondered about it… Perhaps you’ve wanted to do it but have been too scared… Or, perhaps you’ve decided [...]

My secret love affair with food – my favourites in the world (from each destination)

My secret love affair with food – my favourites in the world (from each destination)

I don’t know about you…but for me, food is absolutely and unequivocally one of the most important things in the world. I know many people see food purely as a source of fuel…but for me, food is so much more. (and no I can’t date let alone be friends with those sorts of people - [...]

16 September 2019 – one year abroad solo ~ 11 questions for me about my reflections and insights

16 September 2019 – one year abroad solo ~ 11 questions for me about my reflections and insights

Last night I fell over after trying to check some tour prices here on Gili Air (Air Island). I thought my ankle would be OK but the pain was much more excruciating than I hoped ~ I had to sit down for about 30 minutes and needed some ice to reduce the swelling. The bone [...]

22 August 2018 – my random vegan/environmental debate-argument with an Italian meat-lover

22 August 2018 – my random vegan/environmental debate-argument with an Italian meat-lover

Never would the old Mei have foreseen myself ever to be a person who would be someone who stopped eating meat. The past Mei would have never predicted my current self to be interested in trying a vegan diet and defending veganism. In fact, I used to even negatively judge my cousin for being vegetarian. [...]