Women owned/operated hostels in Asia, I salute you.

I don’t know enough about the ins and outs of Asian hierarchy to have a really well informed opinion of what it must be like to set up your own business as a woman in remote parts of Asia. But being aware of the setbacks, discriminations, restrictions, prejudices and pay gaps etc in western society […]

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Byeeeeee Philippines

It’s hard to get around the Philippines. That’s it, that’s the bottom line. Online information is often out of date and therefore you kind of don’t trust any of it. People say yes when they mean no. Is the ferry at 8? Yes. It wasn’t. Do you know the way to my hostel? Yes. He […]

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How to do everything on the Trip Advisor Top 10 of Bohol in one day.

The Chocolate Hills tour, the most random tour ever, E V E R…- Python Sanctuary. This confused us all as it was the Chocolate Hills tour. Most people stayed on the bus and I don’t think they regretted that decision. – Tarsier Sanctuary. Now these little guys are cute, super cute. They’re nocturnal so super […]

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What I did on Boracay Island.

Pukka beach? No. Diving? No. Island hopping? No. I did nothing for two weeks. It was great. – What I did do really well- Watch the sunset Swim Eat Chill Drink rum and coke Exit bar Smoke restaurant Andoks chicken The 25peso dumpling place Pasta night at Frendz hostel Party party Reggae I may not […]

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A leaving do whilst travelling…

In a world when people are always leaving and friendships you’ve made are instantly broken. You say goodbye maybe forever but with the faint hope you’ll see each other again. Fighting the more formidable question that it will it be the same, and the unfortunate reality that maybe it was just that shot of Sambuca […]

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My Filipino Boyfriend.

Now who doesn’t love a holiday romance. My Filipino boyfriend was the perfect exorcism to my last sexual encounter (see post- sex when you’re travelling). A friend of a friend of mine’s boyfriend (does that make sense?), he is the most chilled out man on the planet. A reggae musician, the definitive everything’s gonna be […]

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Getting around the Philippines

It’s long, it’s tough, it’s a pain in the arse. But at least you’ve got options; Jeepney – The classic, the cheapest, the rickety-est, the most likely to fail an MOT. But 25 pesos for cross country fares, and I’m game. Deeply religious people, naturally there are going to be references to this absolutely everywhere. […]

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