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Paradise in Panama #2 | Bocas Del Toro

A few hours after returning from the San Blas islands, I left to catch a night bus to Bocas Del Toro, my next destination. Annoyingly the direct bus there was fully booked, because it was the Panamanian national holiday weekend. So as a (longer) alternative, I booked a night bus to David and then caught … Continue reading Paradise in Panama #2 | Bocas Del Toro

Paradise in Panama | Visiting the San Blas Islands

After a few days in Panama City, my friend Helene and I booked ourselves onto a tour to the San Blas islands. I hadn't originally planned to go there because I thought you could only visit the islands as part of the journey from Panama to Colombia or vice versa. Many backpackers choose this option … Continue reading Paradise in Panama | Visiting the San Blas Islands

Day One in Latin America! | Casco Viejo, Panama City

So my first problems began at the airport! As I tried to check into my flight at Madrid, I was told that as a UK citizen I needed to have proof of onwards travel out of Panama- which was news to me! I was told if I didn't have evidence to show border control at … Continue reading Day One in Latin America! | Casco Viejo, Panama City

Making the Most of Madrid: A City in a Day

Yesterday, as part of a long flight layover to Central America, I spent a day in Madrid. My flight got in at 2:15pm and my connection to Panama was at 12pm the following day so it was a bit of a whistle stop tour but better than nothing! (My choice was either that or changing … Continue reading Making the Most of Madrid: A City in a Day

Three days in Vientiane | Laos

Laos was the first country I travelled entirely on my own, back in 2015 (if I don't count my solo ten days in Thailand two years previous). Katie and I had been travelling together for two months, around Cambodia and Vietnam and we both had flights booked home from Hanoi in Vietnam. But not ready to … Continue reading Three days in Vientiane | Laos

Cruising the Norwegian Fjords

Last July I went on a cruise holiday to Norway with my family and I felt it deserved its own post, because the scenery was absolutely incredible. Norway has always been a country I wanted to visit because I had wanted to see the fjords; they always looked stunning in photos! Our cruise was a … Continue reading Cruising the Norwegian Fjords

Da Lat and Nha Trang | Vietnam

Da Lat After a couple of days in Mui Ne, we caught the bus to DaLat. The scenery on the bus route was incredible- we seemed to spend the whole journey heading upwards and were surrounded by mountains. Vietnam had really surprised me with its beautiful landscape! The main reason we were in Da Lat was … Continue reading Da Lat and Nha Trang | Vietnam

Exploring South Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City and Mui Ne

Because Vietnam is such a big country, I have split it up into several blog posts, starting with the south. My friend Katie and I spent a month there and travelled the whole country from the south to the north. We started off in Ho Chi Minh City, having caught the bus there from Cambodia. … Continue reading Exploring South Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City and Mui Ne

My Week Volunteering at Elephants World | Thailand

This is another throwback blog post from my first trip away, five years ago to Thailand. I had booked to travel for a month, during my university holidays and I decided to extend my trip for a week, to go and volunteer at the Elephants Sanctuary I had visited earlier in the trip. I was … Continue reading My Week Volunteering at Elephants World | Thailand

Two days in Milan

Back in July, after a couple of days exploring Lake Como in Northern Italy, I travelled down to Milan. I caught the train, which took about an hour and only cost about four euros which was super cheap! When I arrived, it was about 9pm and I found my hostel which was only about five … Continue reading Two days in Milan