Wander/lust – – (let me count the ways)

I’ve been busy recently with a couple of pretty exciting things and I feel like I’ve been walking all over London. I’m definitely not complaining about this – any excuse to just wander… Continue reading

London (Let me count the ways)

This past weekend my friend Kati came to stay with me in London and I got to spend two whole days running around Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and Covent Garden, taking photos, shopping in Brick Lane, eating… Continue reading

Frank

Frank Turner recently released a brand new album, ‘Positive Songs for Negative People’, and so all last week he played gigs up and down the country to… well, Frank never really seems to need… Continue reading

Vietnam – Nha Trang

I had a few problems getting my photos from my phone onto my computer so this last post has been waaaayy delayed. I’ve been home for just over a week and Asia already… Continue reading

Vietnam – Hoi An

From Sapa, we caught a night bus down to Ha Noi, spent a couple more hours exploring the Old Quarter and then caught another night bus to Hue.  The Imperial citadel of Hue… Continue reading

Vietnam – Sapa

We arrived in Sapa at half past five in the morning after a long and bumpy journey on the night bus. We’d both slept pretty well but there’s nothing like stumbling out of… Continue reading

Vietnam – Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island

Instead of travelling to Halong City from Ha Noi, we decided to make our way to Cat Ba Island, which is in Lan Ha bay, a little further on but part of the… Continue reading

Vietnam – Ha Noi

After Kati left us to go back to England (sad times) Abs and I flew straight from Ho Chi Minh (which is in the southern end of Vietnam) to Ha Noi, right up… Continue reading

Vietnam – Mekong Delta

Abi (my sister) joined us in Vietnam just under a week ago and we had the best time running around Ho Chi Minh, eating loads of Pho, making her listen to our funny… Continue reading

Cambodia – Kampot (II) and Kep

Kampot has so much to offer – we stayed there for just four days and felt like we easily could have spent double that time exploring the city and the surrounding area. Our… Continue reading

Cambodia – Kampot 

We arrived in Kampot late in the afternoon and it was almost dark by the time we were settled in our hostel and on our way into town. We’d been told by numerous… Continue reading

Cambodia – Koh Rong Samloem

     Imagine any kind of tropical paradise, and you’d probably be picturing something a little bit like Koh Rong Samloem. Little brother to party island Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem has blue sea,… Continue reading

Cambodia – Sihanoukville, Otres Beach

It took us thirteen hours to reach Sihanoukville from Battambang, first on a ‘hotel bus’ to Phnom Penh and then in a minibus to the sprawling city. The hotel bus picked us up… Continue reading

Cambodia – Battambang 

We arrived in Battambang in the torrential rain and by the time we had finally made it to our hostel we were completely soaked through, it was dark, and we were starving. We… Continue reading

Cambodia – Angkor Wat (adventures II) 

  Kati and I went ziplining through the forest above Angkor Wat. It was pretty incredible! We were really high up (above the canopy in most places) and the zip lines (ten in… Continue reading

Cambodia – Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

After a bumpy seven hour bus journey (along a road that hadn’t yet finished being built) we arrived in Siem Reap to neon signs, brightly lit markets and a whole street full of… Continue reading

Cambodia – Phnom Penh (part two)

It hasn’t taken us long to feel at home here – we’re used to the dust, the stares and haggling with the tuk tuk drivers. I really really like Phnom Penh and would… Continue reading

Cambodia – Phnom Penh

I was pretty nervous about the border crossing from Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) to Cambodia (Phnom Penh). I thought that it would be somehow confusing or difficult, but in the end the bus… Continue reading

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh stinks. But I kinda love it. It’s loud and smelly and busy and everybody seems to be playing a perpetual game of ‘chicken’ on the thousands of mopeds screaming around… Continue reading

Laters (The Barbican Conservatory)

I can’t believe how quickly it’s come round – but tomorrow is the first day of my trip around Cambodia and Vietnam! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get out there, and… Continue reading

Jay // ‘Beans’

Long before we arrived to see him play in a small working men’s club in Tooting Broadway, Ben and I thought of Jay (the singer/ guitarist behind the stage name Beans on Toast),… Continue reading

Ultimate Travel Reading List – Part Two

Part two of my epic summer reading list! Check yesterday’s post for part one. 6. Looking for Alaska – John Green John Green (recently responsible for making me ugly-cry for half an hour… Continue reading

Ultimate Travel Reading List – Part One

I’m so excited to leave for my trip! I honestly can’t believe how close it is, it doesn’t really feel real yet. On the 12th of June I’m heading to Cambodia and Vietnam… Continue reading

Chelsea in Bloom

At the moment I’m working in an office directly opposite Harrods, and I’m absolutely loving the gorgeous surrounding area – even if it is full of tourists! Just next to Hyde Park, Harrods… Continue reading

Lately looked like this

The days are going by so quickly – it’s crazy to think that it’s now less than a month before I leave for Cambodia! This month, I’m…. Eating: Sushi and cereal. (Not together)… Continue reading

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

  This past weekend, Emily (my travel companion and bestest buddy) and I finally got ourselves down to The Breakfast Club at an acceptable cocktail-drinking time (to be fair, I generally think any… Continue reading

Instagood

Recently I’ve been trying to be more intentional about taking photos to share on Instagram. I know it can be easy to get tied up in social media and start stressing out about… Continue reading

The Breakfast Club – revisited

Remember the last time I went to The Breakfast Club I said that I’d definitely have to make a point to try out all the different locations? Well, I’ve tried out a couple… Continue reading

Dirty Burger – Shoreditch

This busy little burger joint is actually tucked away half way down Bethnal Green road, but the whole place, from the high-celinged, candle lit interior, to the selection of craft beers on offer, just screams… Continue reading

white on white on white

This summer I’m moving into a new house in London, and I cannot wait to get started decorating a fresh new place. Last time we moved I was all about the colour – I… Continue reading

Wednesday Scribbles

As we get into serious revision season, and the only sound to be heard is the scratching of pens and the soft weeping of several thousand students, I thought we could all use… Continue reading

Bare feet

So, I went home for Easter. I slept in my little bunk bed and ate my parent’s food and went to the pub with my buddies and we talked about our travels and… Continue reading

Do SOMETHING

I’ve been looking back at some old photos this week and getting a bit thoughtful. This photo was taken at Reading festival in 2012 and I look so different! (or at least, I think I… Continue reading

51/52 – Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair

As much as I try to embrace winter (and I really, really try), I guess I just can’t help being a summer baby at heart. It makes me so happy when those first sunny days come… Continue reading

Ways to say I love you – DIY Pennants

Since February is traditionally the month of love (Valentine’s Day and all that), I’ve been trying to focus more on spending time with my loved ones, and especially on sending lots of love… Continue reading

Amsterdam (Twee)

Twee is actually the word for two in Dutch – how cute is that?! It was horribly rainy on our last full day in Amsterdam (boo!) so although we ate lots of yummy… Continue reading

Amsterdam (één)

To say that there are a lot of bikes in Amsterdam is sort of an understatement, in fact, to say that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than I have ever seen in… Continue reading

49/52 – The Sushi Eatery in Soho

Okay, I have a confession to make. As much as I love (obsess over/ fantasise about/ crave) sushi, I’m sort of a wimp when it comes to the whole raw fish thing. I’ve… Continue reading

46/52 – Frank Turner at the Occupied 12 Bar

I guess this is less of a recommendation for a night out and more advice on how important it is to stalk your favourite musicians on social media… I’ll tell you all about… Continue reading