An unrequested list of things that will stress you out before travelling [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

During the last few weeks, before starting my adventure a few days ago, you could frequently hear me saying: “I’ve had a lil panic moment”. I know, I know. I’m overreacting. I’m over-planning. But hear me out…. does no one else out there feels real “pre-adventure stress”? (Asking for a friend…) It’s still Covid times,Continue reading “An unrequested list of things that will stress you out before travelling [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

The Canadian Rockies in 9 days – Louise the Lazy, Jasper the Gem, Banff the Busy

For those who can’t be bothered to read the “stories” bit, I’m explaining my route and writing a “suggestions” at the top of this post, I hope it’s helpful: Route I went from Calgary > Lake Louise > Jasper > Banff > Calgary; but you can start in Calgary and finish in Jasper Airport asContinue reading “The Canadian Rockies in 9 days – Louise the Lazy, Jasper the Gem, Banff the Busy”

Before we begin… [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

We all talk a lot about our travels whilst you’re doing it and after we’ve come back, but very few people talk about what happens before you go (unless is to talk about how to pack, what to buy etc). I could talk for days about that as I’ve had my fair share of challengesContinue reading “Before we begin… [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

If not now… then when?

In exactly one month I will be going on my next adventure, and even though I don’t usually write before going travelling (only during or after), this adventure deserves an introductory post. Let’s face it…. the past 2 years have been a bit of a shit show…. Covid, shit Brexit Deal, a “closer to home”Continue reading “If not now… then when?”

Scotland 2021 – a dream trip

I considered writing several posts about this trip, it definitely deserves it. Maybe one day I will. But for now, I’m just trying to cope with my travelling blues and the fact that I’m about to leave what has become my 2nd favourite country in the entire world. In a time of Covid-19, and afterContinue reading “Scotland 2021 – a dream trip”

Hong Kong – to be continued… [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’m still trying to get my head around Hong Kong. I feel like you’ve got two options here… you come for 3 days and do the touristic bits only, or you really have to come for a week or more to properly get it. It’s impossible to explore the islands and the amazing hiking inContinue reading “Hong Kong – to be continued… [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Hanoi + Halong Bay – A sweet goodbye [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I got back to Hanoi at around 5.30am after taking the night train. Once again, was pestered by taxi drivers who literally went to the platform and aggressively started knocking on the windows of the train and screaming (asking) if you’d want a cab. I basically walked for 40min to close to the office whereContinue reading “Hanoi + Halong Bay – A sweet goodbye [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Sapa (Vietnam) – a quickie :p [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

Let me start by telling you about the train to Sapa in whatever deluxe version cabin they decided to put me in after having overbooked the earlier train. Wow! I was on a 2nd class train from HCMC and that was pretty bad. On this one it was absolute lush!!! Slept so well, so muchContinue reading “Sapa (Vietnam) – a quickie :p [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

To My Mai – O’Chau (Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’ve been really excited and looking forward to come to Sapa . Although it’s low season and the rice terraces are not all green, it means less people, less rain and a hell lot of hiking. So I booked the Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek with Sapa O’Chau, the only travel operator in VietnamContinue reading “To My Mai – O’Chau (Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Quy Nhon…. 24h of pure joy [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

Girls gets on the night train fairly confused about what’s going on since there’s not a lot of people speaking in English at the station. Girl gets into her bed (bottom bunk, thankfully) and realised this might not be a very comfortable journey. Girl assumed correctly. The night train was not as good as IContinue reading “Quy Nhon…. 24h of pure joy [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”