Phillip Island penguins: Should you see the penguin parade?

Phillip Island is home to the penguin parade where hundreds of cute small penguins make their way from the sea to the hills, back to their nests at sunset. The island has one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia making it the best place…

Ras Al Khaimah: 7 things to do in the Emirate

When I decided to go to Ras Al Khaimah, I didn’t know too much about it aside from the fact it was one of the quieter Emirates compared to Dubai or Abu Dhabi. While I can’t say I was expecting much apart from keeping warm…

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ELAN Cafe London: Is it really worth the trip?

Elan Cafe in London is the one place that will prop up on your Instagram feed. You can tell it a mile off because everything in the photos is pink, oh and floral. It used to be known for its flower walls, but it’s now…

Back to Basics at the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

You know you’re going somewhere far away in Australia when the road signs just start to point towards a destination entitled “outback.” My aunt had recommended that we try out the Yorke Peninsula and so within a couple of hours we’d booked a lodge and…

Six years in London!

I was having a conversation recently with my roommate where we were talking how long we’d been in our current flat and I realised that i’ve surpassed six years of living in London! I first moved to the capital in 2009 for university but then…

My favourite places to eat in London’s Chinatown

London’s Chinatown is one of those places that I always feel drawn to. I don’t know if it’s when i’m going through a phase of missing Chinese food but I always seem to find myself there exploring. In fact, i’m heading there on Friday. I…

Ridiculous things that happened during my time in China

It’s Chinese New Year and seeing all of the beautiful images of China makes me miss my time there. I spent just under three years living in the Middle Kingdom, spending half of it in Xi’an and the other half in Beijing. When people ask…

A first timer’s guide to Kuala Lumpur: 8 things to do

Kuala Lumpur is a perfect destination for stopovers and a base for exploring other parts of Malaysia. It has a slice of everything from temples, caves, food and shopping, there is so much to explore. With so many things to see and do, it can…

Abseiling down the Orbit tower in London

Last year, for around a month, I found myself wanting do challenge myself to do things out of my comfort zone. After suffering from a serious bout of anxiety that I can reveal was no fun at all, I felt the need to push myself…

China’s freezing Disneyland: Harbin Snow and Ice Festival

When I think back to my favourite trips during my time in China, it’s never visiting the Great Wall or the Pandas. It’s actually my trip to Harbin. I ended up going to Harbin with a big group of colleagues and we had the best…

Christmas in London: How I spent the festive period in the capital

Christmas in London is absolutely beautiful so when it came to deciding where to spend the festive period this year, it was the obvious choice. That and the fact that my housemates were all away, made it the perfect bargain break. For the past couple…


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