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What Do You Have to Show for Your Life?

It’s weird coming home after you’ve been gone for a while. All of the articles out there say that “nothing ever changes” in one’s hometown, and that perhaps the most depressing part about coming home from travelling is that…

Opinion

That Time I Missed 2 Flights & Lost My Luggage…

Getting from my home on Koh Rong, Cambodia, to my home in Manchester, England, is no small feat. First, there’s a 45 minute speedboat, followed by a 20 hour night bus to Bangkok. From Bangkok, it’s a 30-45 minute…

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Human Rights Opinion

Should You Visit North Korea?

Okay, so full disclosure: I would love to visit North Korea. There is something enthralling about the thought of being able to walk down the streets of this mysterious country, where so few tourists have been allowed access. As…

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Advice Opinion

5 Reasons Why Everybody Should Travel Alone

When I first told people I was going to travel through South-East Asia alone, they were shocked. A lot of people told me that while they thought that it was great that I was doing it, solo travel was something that…

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Opinion

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Travel anxieties

The last few weeks have felt quite strange for me. All my life I’ve wanted to travel long-term, and in 2016 I spent a whole year in South East Asia doing just that. I partied on the Thai islands, backpacked…

Opinion

Jihadi Brides Do Not Deserve Your Sympathy

In November 2013, 21 year-old Aqsa Mahmood fled from her privileged background in Glasgow to reside in Syria, where she is now married to an IS fighter and takes great delight in encouraging Brits to replicate the murder of…

Advice Opinion

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Travelled

Nothing can really prepare you for leaving your home country and travelling to a place that is totally different. Especially if you’re a solo traveller. Even with somewhere as -travelled and – dare I say – mainstream, as South East Asia, it’s still…