Tuesday, 31 May 2016
I have never been so happy and so busy in my entire life. This trip has been everything I hoped for and more. It's given me room to breathe, time to think without being overwhelmed and confirm that this trip wasn't running away from my problems, instead it's going a long way to solve them. One thing is for certain though: seeing the world is the most rewarding thing I've ever done.
Saturday, 28 May 2016
I struggle at breakfast time in Asia. It is mostly just a choice of food I'd normally have for lunch or dinner, and quite often it will involve some sort of chilli sauce which is just a bit too much for my constitution so early on in the day. The thing is, I know that when I have a full day of exploring planned, I need to load up on calories to keep myself going. In preparation for a full day in Singapore's Chinatown I headed to Ya Kun Kaya Toast - a cafe chain but with the feel of an independent store.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
From the moment I opened the curtains at my hotel in Kuala Lumpur and saw the Petronas Towers for the first time, I fell in love. Living in London, I'm no stranger to skyscrapers, but these twin buildings are so surreal looking. Like something out of Metropolis, they shimmer in the sunlight by day and light up majestically at night.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
It's been 12 days since I last posted and it's for various reasons:
1) No time
2) No wifi
3) I am having THE BEST time in New Zealand right now and getting my laptop out is literally the furthest thing from my mind.
Thursday, 12 May 2016
With fancy hotels and shiny skyscrapers, I was expecting Singapore to be one of the more expensive parts of my big trip. However, not only is local food obscenely cheap, it is also unbelievably good. Hawker centres are imperative to every day live for Singaporeans, with a handy bus advert informing me that locals eat at them 6 - 7 times a week, and I basically followed suit during my stay.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
It's my last few days in Australia and I'm so glad that I came back to give this place another try. I've always said that the only reason I visit is because one of my best friends lives in Sydney, but after exploring Tasmania and re-visiting Melbourne, I've realised that this country has so much to offer.
Sunday, 8 May 2016
When I'm travelling, I feel this constant need to be busy. I feel guilty if I'm not utilising every minute to explore, discover and immerse myself into my new surroundings. Which is why, by day 16, I was shattered. I was half in a daze when a car with blacked out windows, driven by a man wearing white gloves pulled up to take me to the Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai's Jing'an area.
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Oh my word, I have SO MUCH to tell you all! This week has been one of the best of my trip so far. I’ll be honest, aside from seeing my friend Phoebe, I wasn’t expecting the Australian leg of my journey to be massively exciting. I’ve been here before but I was so, so, SO wrong!
Sunday, 1 May 2016
The reason why so many people go to Kuala Lumpur is that it's one of those gateway cities. It's the layover point for many international flights, but it's also one of the most cosmopolitan cities in south-east Asia before heading off to somewhere a bit more down and dirty. One of the closest cities to KL is Kuala Selangor, a small town in comparison, but attracting day visitors to marvel at its wildlife.