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Kicking Back in Bahrain

My response when I heard my friend was moving to Bahrain was, “Where is that?”. Bahrain is a tiny island that is part of the UAE. It’s a relatively liberal middle-eastern country, but it lacks the wealth and the luxurious... Continue Reading →

Wanderlust in the Dark Months

What is it about January that makes feet itch? I was fortunate enough to travel quite a bit last year; six countries, five of them new. That satiated me for a while. But when the days are short and the... Continue Reading →

Volunteering with Turtles in Malaysia

It was 5am when the turtle finally dragged herself back into the sea, pausing only momentarily to catch her breath. She was the first green turtle of the year to visit the nesting beach on Malaysia's Perhentian Island, Kula Besar. By the... Continue Reading →

8 Ways to Prepare for a Big Trip

Planning a trip in my late twenties has been a considerably different experience to the one that I had in my early twenties, when preparation involved little more than packing a backpack the day before boarding a plane. That is a slight... Continue Reading →

Before a Trip, How Much Planning is Too Much?

After a long period of time spent living in London, I am finally planning a big trip. I’ve booked a one-way-flight. There’s no going back. I’ve been meaning to go backpacking ever since my last long trip five years ago,... Continue Reading →

Modern Milan

Traditionally, Milan is viewed as the enclave of the super rich and the fashion elite, but there is a different side to the city; a side that is far more accessible and inclusive. My sister, my friend and I stayed... Continue Reading →

The Best of Amsterdam

This post is actually the culmination of a few short trips to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I feel that I have now experienced enough of this gorgeous city to put together a fairly comprehensive review that includes some of the... Continue Reading →

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