There is something in the water…

What could possibly be wrong with this scene? The sun is beating down and crowds of people are watching baby elephants playing in the river. However the scene changes rapidly. Shouts go up, the crowd presses forward to the river bank and there is wild splashing and screaming in the river. Where am I? Malaysia,…

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No need to close my eyes and dream…

There are some days that you will remember for the rest of your life. Like the best ice cream you ever had (Paris, on the Champs-Élysées) or the best birthday present you ever got (Duplo Lego for my 3rd Birthday). I had another one of these days. Having just achieved my PADI license on Koh…

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Don’t worry I found…

In the last few days I’ve had classes, done homework and had an exam. Granted the exam was on the beach and we were allowed to share answers but still I’m travelling! Back in 2007, on a trip to Malta, I had my first taste of diving. It was only at a depth of a…

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Planes, Trains and Full Moon Party

As I write this everything is vibrating. My bed, the walls and most annoyingly, my head. This was clearly not the place to stay if you wanted any sleep! It was an interesting two days of planes, trains and ferries getting to Koh Phangan – The best Party Island in Thailand. Sleeper trains are quite…

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I have a cunning plan…

It’s a cliché but life rarely goes to plan and the same can be said for travelling. Having recovered from my tubing injuries I made my way down to the capital of Laos, Vientiane, to catch a flight with Laos Airlines to Hanoi, northern Vietnam. Most travel agents would laugh when they gave me the…

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You thought I would forget

In life there are few certainties but for me personally there is one that I know for sure. I wouldn’t be who I am without my friends. Whether old or new, best friends or a beautiful stranger you’ve all made a contribution and for that I am very grateful. When you are travelling on the…

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Tubing – Slippery when wet!

Anyone who has gone Tubing in Laos uses the same word – “awesome”. I am currently in Vang Vieng (Laos) nursing several injuries after one hell of a day. Tubing is quite hard to describe. Imagine an 18-30’s holiday TV advertisement and stretch it throughout a day. Throw in a river, tractor inner tubes and…

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The Truth

Lies. You will be told many of them on your travels. You’ll be told that things are closed, that it’s two minutes away, that it’s a special price or that you don’t look fat. Bullshit. You’ll hear it all the time but the biggest one has to be that you shouldn’t do the two day…

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