Back to School! | Learning Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

The first place I visited in Guatemala was Antigua. To get there,I flew from San José, (the capital of Costa Rica) to Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala. I had been told by everyone to get out of Guatemala City as soon as possible because it is unsafe, so my plan was to head straight … Continue reading Back to School! | Learning Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

Monteverde : Jungle Swings and Cloud Forests | Costa Rica

Beautiful Journey The best way to get to Monteverde from La Fortuna was a bus/boat/bus combo, so I booked myself just that for $23. The bus picked me up from my hostel at around 8:30 and my friends Sam and Julian just after. We got taken to Arenal Lake, and on the way there a … Continue reading Monteverde : Jungle Swings and Cloud Forests | Costa Rica

Exploring La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica

After two days in Puerto Viaje, I left for La Fortuna the following morning. The journey took six hours and genuinely cost a fortune (excuse the hilarious pun). Basically to get to La Fortuna using public transport from Puerto Viaje was to catch two public buses, one to San Jose (the capital) and then a … Continue reading Exploring La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica

Costa Rica | Puerto Viaje and My First Land Border Crossing in Central America

The Border Crossing Ten days ago when I checked into my flight to Panama, I had been told to book my onward travel out of the country. It was then that I had to decide that my first stop in Costa Rica would be Puerto Viaje, a little beach town on the Caribbean coast, because … Continue reading Costa Rica | Puerto Viaje and My First Land Border Crossing in Central America

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

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

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

Turtle Island | Malaysian Borneo

One thing I have ALWAYS dreamed of doing is seeing turtles lay eggs on the beach and I was able to do this on an island called Selingan in Borneo. Booking to get to Turtle Island is difficult because there is limited space but I persevered. The boat journey to the island took an hour … Continue reading Turtle Island | Malaysian Borneo

Exploring Beautiful Lake Como | Italy

Back in July, I spent a few days at Lake Como and I loved it so much, I felt it deserved its own post! I had spent the weekend in Zurich in Switzerland visiting a friend, and decided to spend a few days in Italy afterwards. So I booked a coach from Zurich to Como, … Continue reading Exploring Beautiful Lake Como | Italy