13 January 2019 – the power of having time to think         

13 January 2019 – the power of having time to think         

I remember before leaving to go on my trip to India and speaking to a stranger – he expressed how much he loved being on transport while traveling. “You get to just sit and think like a child ~ with no phone, laptop, or other thing to distract you. It’s something you only do when [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Crossing the border from Thailand to Laos and catching the two-day slow boat to Luang Prabang 

Crossing the border from Thailand to Laos and catching the two-day slow boat to Luang Prabang 

Where do I begin? I unexpectedly caught a slow boat boat from Thailand to Laos and it’s been one of the best decisions I made on my trip. I got to slowly soak in the beautiful sites along the Mekong river, relax, write and stay in a cute homestay with adorable puppies while getting to [...]