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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…

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There Is No “Right Way to Travel”

  Before I went backpacking, I was convinced that there was a right way to travel.  In preparation for my first trip to Asia, I stuffed my backpack full of tie-dye ‘hippy pants’ and long necklaces, determined to blend in…

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10 Benefits of Argan Oil!

Moroccan argan oil may well be the perfect travel companion.  It is one of the most versatile products out there, meaning that, for backpackers like me, it’s great as it means I can have all my beauty needs catered…

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How to Deal With Depression on the Road

“That’s the thing about depression: a human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, and it’s impossible to ever see the end.” Elizabeth…

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How to Make Friends in Hostels

When I first embarked on my travels, there was one fear that plagued me – what if I couldn’t make friends in hostels? I wouldn’t say I’m overly shy – I have no problem communicating when I’m already with people –…

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What to Wear on Long-Haul Flights!

It always amazes me when I see what people wear to fly. Even on 9 hour flights, I’ll see women in high heels, skinny jeans, push-up bras and every item of jewellery that they own. It’s as though they’re…

Advice Thailand

5 Common Scams to Avoid in Bangkok

I love Bangkok. I’ve visited 3 times in the last six months, and I’ll be back there in January to catch up with a friend before I head to Koh Rong, Cambodia. I love the chaotic vibe of it,…

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How do You Afford to Travel?

How do you afford to travel? This is a question that I get asked all the time, and it continues to baffle me that people still haven’t figured out the answer yet. It’s almost as if people think that…