10 Life lessons from a twenty-something

10 Life lessons from a twenty-something

Another year older. Hopefully a bit wiser. Today is my birthday and I am finally at the stage of life where I stop divulging my exact age – at least not on the internet ;). Many moons ago, at the age of 25, I thought I was terribly old and put a lot of self-induced...
One year in Dubai

One year in Dubai

I can hardly believe that it was around a year ago that I took a one way ticket to Dubai to start a new life. In some ways it feels like just yesterday but in others, life before Dubai seems like an eternity ago. When I look back on the year, I almost need to pinch...
Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand

I’ve seen a fair bit of Thailand – the last time that I visited the country I spent three months exploring the south islands, Bangkok and the provinces surrounding it.  However, I didn’t get a chance to explore the north of the country until my most recent...
The Visayas – Philippines

The Visayas – Philippines

Although ever-popular, if you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination for your travel bucket list then the Philippines is a great option to consider.  I have visited the Philippines around five times – mostly in the form of family holidays as I have...
Across Vietnam

Across Vietnam

Vietnam is a country that I have been wanting to visit for a long time, especially as I adore Vietnamese food and I’d heard so many great things about it.  The first proper stop on our trip was to the ancient riverside town of Hoi An.  We had caught a flight from Ho...