Some people believe that the ‘Lanka’ from Sri Lanka is derived from the Tamil word ‘ilanku’, which means ‘to shine’ or ‘to glitter’, thus making Lanka a name that literally means ‘that which glitters’.Read More
If you are creatively minded you are especially going to enjoy wandering the streets of the George Town UNESCO world heritage site. They are lined with crumbling, pre-second world war Chinese shop houses, most of which don’t seem to have had much restoration and with all the original signage, so it really feels like stepping back in time.Read More
Giant crabs on stilts, seafood, hikes and new friends. Kep is a teeny tiny seaside town about a 30 minute drive down a dusty motorway from Kampot. Its the place to go and chill when you want to get out of town. Which I tend to need after too long in one place. So on my days off from volunteering in Kampot, I would hit the road for some R + R.Read More
On further inspection it turns out Koh Phangan is an 'ultra spiritual' destination, attracting all sorts of healers, yogis/yoginis and spiritual types. It is also said to be formed on a big chunk of rose quartz crystal, a crystal known for its heart healing properties. Funny then that it attracts all these people who are in need of some healing and lovin.Read More
As the world becomes more travel savvy and the concept of working online booms, hostels are no longer just catering for students on their gap year but also for glam packers, digital nomads and families who are still looking to have fun and meet people but can do without the trashy party vibe.Read More
From what I'd heard about Pretty Pai, I kind of new I might fall in love with the place, but I didn't think it would be so instantaneous. As soon as I arrived in my bungalow (next to a rice field with a view of the mountains), I immediately tried to cancel my apartment in Chiang Mai and I'd wished that I'd brought all my possessions so I could stay longer.Read More
I love Sydney, I do.
But it's bloody expensive and pretty easy to spend your entire life savings in the space of a weekend if you don't have your eye on the ball.
Fear not, I have lovingly complied a list of 10 free/inexpensive things to do in the beautifully blue city of Sydney.Read More
It can be a little challenging living back on the Gold Coast after 10 + years overseas in the UK & Europe. Although the beaches are beautiful...Read More
I had big plans for Nusa L. Lots of Yoga, some snorkelling, maybe try some diving as Nusa Lembongan is THE place for diving but unfortunately the universe and my little toe had other plans...Read More
Ahhh Ubud, you little treasure. Ubud is up there on the list of special places, you could say that its more of a feeling than a place. But it is a place. Its definitely a place...Read More
It is strange to see people in the middle of the city casually walking around with surfboards...Read More
I fell hard for Lisbon, the cobbled streets, the architecture, the trams from the 1930's, the custard tarts, the way that the balmy streets are alive with late night diners and the people...Read More
Women who support other women live longer and happier lives… And when they get together for holidays...Read More