The most life-enriching thing I’ve ever done? Study abroad

Was I excited? Well a bit, I guess. I was beyond gutted (meaning a lot of tears) to find out that I would be the only student from my UK university studying at my German university (which seemed to be in the middle of nowhere), but equally excited to know that my friend and I…

Ibiza, Munich & a miscommunication

Other than a few miscommunications, I have been enjoying every minute of the long evenings and good weather. Summer is in full flow and here’s what I’ve been up to: Ibiza I had finished packing, cleaned my room, showered and put my PJs on, went to set my alarm, and oh… there was no more…

Me, Myself & an Aeroplane

I have done a fair amount of solo journeys, especially since moving abroad; within Germany, around Europe and also heading out to Asia. This much travelling means that I pack my suitcase on autopilot and that I have perfected the ‘must haves’ list for my journeys: – Downloaded series on Netflix? “Check.” – Head phones?…

Returning from Asia

20 days, 8 flights and 3 countries later, I am back in Frankfurt and it’s just the same as when I would return to London after a long holiday or time travelling abroad. “Fernweh” (literally translated as ‘far sickness’ in contrast to ‘heimweh’ which means ‘homesickness’) follows you no matter where you’ve settled in the…

A Day in Hue

Day 10 Hue We enjoyed the motorbikes so much that we took up the offer from Mr T and his team to take us to the temples and sights of Hue. We were only there for one day and this was the quickest and cheapest way to get around – a no brainer after yesterday’s tour!…

Hoi An -> Hue; 9 hours north by bike

Day 9 Central Vietnam Motorbike Tours – Day Tours Rather than doing our usual over night bus journey, we took an amazing one day motorbike trip from Hoi An to Hue. I will do my best to describe the experience, but I don’t think words will do it justice. Matt, who has travelled pretty much everywhere,…

Hoi An; The best by far

Day 7 Nhi Trung Hotel This was a great hotel with comfy beds. Accommodation was approx. £8 per night, including a delightful breakfast! I think this is the best breakfast we had in terms of quality and portions and I loved the milkshakes too. Kimmy’s Custom Tailor If you’ve heard the rumours, then I’m telling you…

12 hours in Nha Trang

Day 6 We had to stop off in Nha Trang on our way to Hoi An. This wasn’t a part of our original plan so I would bear it in mind when planning your route. We took a sleeper bus from Mui Ne to Nha Trang, saving money on accommodation and as not to waste time travelling during…

Mui Ne; 5 hours north

Tips and tricks for Mui Ne – Try out wind surfing (we didn’t do this but everyone else seemed to) – Do the Sand Dunes tour – Eat crocodile if you’re feeling cultural Day 3 We arrived in Mui Ne at around 11pm. The coach company had apparently dropped us to our hotel, but we did…

Entering Vietnam from the City: Ho Chi Minh City

Tips and tricks for HCMC – Learn a few Vietnamese phrases – You might want a face mask as pollution is high – Keep going when crossing the road, the cars won’t stop for you! Day 1 Two tubes, two aeroplanes, a bus and a taxi ride later, Sam and I finally arrived at our…