23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

I always knew I wanted to come to Colombia. It was in my plan the whole time...and Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Cali were on my bucket list. Today, I arrived in Medellin (I can finally check off three of the four cities). As a nature lover, I'm surprised I haven't actually explored the beautiful nature [...]

2 January 2019: Goodbye Rio de Janeiro, hello Rio Das Ostras. My first BlaBlaCar (hitch-hiking) experience in Brazil

2 January 2019: Goodbye Rio de Janeiro, hello Rio Das Ostras. My first BlaBlaCar (hitch-hiking) experience in Brazil

I'm currently waiting at some random petrol station for my driver which I found via a hitch hiking app. He's running late... In fact, I don't even know if he's coming. I wish I had someone with me because I need to go to the toilet but I don't trust anyone to look after my [...]

Sunday 4 November 2018: Goodbye Hanoi (for now) – catching the bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang

Sunday 4 November 2018: Goodbye Hanoi (for now) – catching the bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang

Hola everyone!! It's been a while since I posted something... If I had to tell you the truth...it's because I've been too busy enjoying myself and living in the moment in Brazil (I'm in serious love with this country). It's only now that I've had a minute to actually do a little bit of work [...]

Quirks of Vietnam – what I noticed and learned after six weeks

Quirks of Vietnam – what I noticed and learned after six weeks

It's always interesting when you're traveling and realise how much you've learnt about a culture from being in a country...whether it's from being scammed or ripped off, having transport issues or simply just standing on a street and observing. And undoubtedly, the longer you're in a place, the more things you notice, the more mistakes [...]

17 January 2019 – Experiencing true solo travel: my first hike alone

17 January 2019 – Experiencing true solo travel: my first hike alone

Yesterday I decided to go hiking by myself and it was the biggest emotional roller coaster ride… For the past 2 weeks, I’ve done nothing but laze around…but even after one week…I became restless and missed being active. During the 2 weeks, I was waiting to find company to go do the hike… Nobody came. [...]

Getting ready and preparing to travel to Brazil (well mainly Rio De Janeiro)

Getting ready and preparing to travel to Brazil (well mainly Rio De Janeiro)

Whenever you go into a new country with drastically different cultures, laws and customs, culture shock isn't the only thing which will hit you. You'll be faced with a swarm of confusion on how to act, how to get from A to B, how not to get ripped off, how to stay safe, how to [...]