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. [...]

10 January 2019 – Working abroad with a language barrier ~ part of the fun or part of my frustration?

10 January 2019 – Working abroad with a language barrier ~ part of the fun or part of my frustration?

For the past week, I’ve been volunteering in Rio Das Ostras (in Brazil) at possibly the most unique hostel I’ve ever been in. The hostel feels more like a holiday house or mini-mansion. They have more luxurious private rooms than dorm rooms and it attracts families rather than solo travelers. I guess the most different [...]

22 March 18 – Settling back into home after coming back from India

22 March 18 – Settling back into home after coming back from India

Now that I’ve had time to settle in and reflect on my trip and catch up with some people…I’ve had time to realise how I feel about coming home. It’s hard for me to put into words, but I feel sad. I have this classic description of post-holiday depression. Everything here seems so colourless and [...]

Catching a 3rd class train as a solo female traveler from Chumpon to Bangkok (south to central Thailand)

Catching a 3rd class train as a solo female traveler from Chumpon to Bangkok (south to central Thailand)

The beauty of traveling like a local is that you build an understanding of what a person in that world endures in daily life. You also have so much more of a memorable time... I wasn't going to write a blog on this but it was such an experience that I couldn't resist! What are [...]