New Year, New goals

Setting new goals is something that most people do at the beginning of each year. It's a long standing tradition that at the start of a new year you declare to all around you your new goals. The tradition dates back to 153BC with a story about Roman gods.  The...

Thailand for beginners

Thailand is a beautiful country in South East Asia on the radar of most travellers. Nestled between Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, it is a large country with a lot on offer to discover. Some travellers choose to tackle Thailand head on, taking the time to tour around the country and...

Singapore: A fine city

Singapore is known to be a fine city. A fine city with elegance and modernity. But the clean streets and cooperative citizens of Singapore were not born overnight. They were in fact born out of discipline and punishment for those that chose not to follow the rules. And so Singapore...

In search of the Holy Grail

As I say goodbye to 2016, I'm naturally finding myself  in a reflective mood. Taking stock of what this year has been like and looking forward to what the new year will hold for me. In this past year I have traveled through 4 continents and visited 9 different countries...

In sickness and in health

When most people travel, the last thing they want to experience is getting sick on holiday. Getting sick is something, as an expat, you inevitably know will happen. However much like navigating your way through a foreign supermarket, you never what you are going to get. Getting sick at home had...

Bali for beginners

So you've got 2 weeks max and you've always wanted to visit Bali! But where do you start when exploring this bucket list location?  I found myself in this very position when I had the opportunity to visit this famous, volcanic island. With much research, I narrowed it down to...

Home for Christmas

It's official! The Christmas lights have been switched on at Oxford street! This means celebrating Christmas is officially allowed. And so, millions of  miles away, I am officially homesick.  I always get homesick around this time of year. Probably because I love Christmas so much. I indulge in the festive...