Surviving Vietnam Scams

In the lovely land of Vietnam, scams are rife and always lingering at the forefront of any traveller’s mind. Well, any traveller who’s done their research. Ting and I decided to head to Ho Chi Minh City for a short jaunt during September’s Moon Festival, which landed us both with four days off work. Being a fairly well-seasoned traveller and a sceptical soul anyway, I figured that we wouldn’t fall victim to any Vietnam scams, especially in such a short…
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October 5, 2015

Becoming A Cranky Old Traveller

I’ve always been old for my age. When other kids were running around carefree on school trips, I’d be the one standing worried that I’d miss the coach if I indulged in too much playtime,…
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September 25, 2015

Scrumptious Summer Eats

Now before I get started, I have to warn you: there are no pictures of refreshing fruit salads, leafy greens spritzed with lemon juice, nor anything else that you may typically associate with summer. The title…
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September 23, 2015

Doing All The Touristy Things In London

We’ve all heard the phrase, “being a tourist in your own city”. Well, in my hometown of Harrogate, the must-dos amount to: 1) eating at Bettys cafe, 2)…Valley Gardens? Harlow Carr?…
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September 21, 2015

You Can(not) Travel The World For Free!

Lately, it seems to me that the idea of travelling around the world sits in two extreme camps, each replete with its own problems. Travelling long-term is either romanticised, a non-stop party, no cares in…
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September 15, 2015

Thirty Before Thirty

I’m not particularly good at setting goals. Well, actually that’s a lie. I’m good at setting them. I’m not particularly good at achieving those goals, even if it’s something…
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July 22, 2015

Life In Seat 1A

Remember that time when I waxed lyrical about flying in EVA Air’s Elite class? Yes? I talked about things like flowers in the bathroom and actual cutlery? No? Well, here’s the link in case you…
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