It’s not okay to do that man; Safety for travelling women.

The relative safety I felt as a solo woman travelling in Asia was in most instances less at risk than I felt in London. There were moments that I felt vulnerable naturally, but that was more a forewarning ushering up my guard than an actual life or death situation. Besides, reaching the ripe old age […]

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My War with Hormones in South East Asia.

Acceptance is key. Accepting I’m mad was essential to this process. I have experimented a million different ways to change my hormonal mood swingy behaviour over the years. I’ve tried acupuncture, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, meditation, medication, yoga, pilates, nutrition, supplements. I’ve changed jobs a ton of times, done writing, reading, boxing, running, talking etc etc etc. And finally […]

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How to do a DIY yoga retreat in Koh Tao, Thailand.

I started to look into yoga retreats after four months on the road. I wanted a break from the constant moving around, and a place to chill out for a bit. Now, just to be clear I am not a yogi. In fact I’ve only ever been to a handful of classes, before deciding I was […]

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Let’s talk about diarrhoea…

Yes let’s! This crowd pleaser comes up in conversation more than sex, more than next destinations; more than ANYTHING, and rightly so. The immediate discussion of the shits with strangers and new best friends is a loveable concept and one that if was frowned upon, I would miss. A sort of solidarity, or just the […]

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How NOT to get from Chiang Mai to Pai.

I had heard the road from Chiang Mai to Pai was beautiful, and that the best way to capture that beauty was by bike.I had also fully come to terms with my inability and lack of confidence to ride a push bike let alone a scooter. I accepted that I would bus it, probably get […]

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Travelling when you’re totally heartbroken.

Meeting someone when you’re away is wonderful. It’s great because you don’t feel alone, you have someone to rely on, go home with, travel with, maybe even carry your bag; which is basically the worst thing about being away. Meeting someone at home you arrange a date, you hang out, go to work, stay at […]

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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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