April Roundup: 15 Months of Travel
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April Roundup: 15 Months of Travel

As I mentioned in my annual roundup post, I do want to make sure that I take a little time to reflect, reminisce and recap (I know, I know, I’m a wordsmith). I’ve decided to make it a bit of a…

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What £280 Monthly Rent Gets You in Koh Tao (VLOG)
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What £280 Monthly Rent Gets You in Koh Tao (VLOG)

Oli and I have been living in Koh Tao for about a month now, and we’ve settled into our temporary accommodation, even fostering five kittens and one big mummy cat! A question I get asked a lot, bar how much…

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Learning to Dive in Koh Tao: A Guide for Scaredy-Cats
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Learning to Dive in Koh Tao: A Guide for Scaredy-Cats

Diving is pretty much synonymous with Koh Tao, and not a day goes past where you aren’t questioned about your particular involvement in the Cult of Dive. Oli signed up on day one, back in June 2014 and loved it.…

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How to Become a Packing Expert
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How to Become a Packing Expert

The thought of packing strikes fear into some, and excitement into others. Packing for your trip, however long or short, hot or cold, formal or informal can be a minefield, if you let it, and can turn you into a crazy person. A…

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How To Take a Great Passport Picture
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How To Take a Great Passport Picture

Ahhh the dreaded passport picture. I don’t know about you, but I resent being told I can’t smile, have to show my ears and generally look like I’m taking a mug shot. Passport pictures are an arduous reminder that I…

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Alternative Things to Do in Koh Tao
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Alternative Things to Do in Koh Tao

  Every blogger will tell you that it gets to a stage where they get addicted to Google Analytics. It can be disheartening (my mum isn’t a subscriber?!), but it is also an incredible source of useful reader information. It…

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Annual Roundup – 14 Months of Travel
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Annual Roundup – 14 Months of Travel

I truly wanted to make this blog more cohesive and ‘neat’ by having a roundup pretty early on. It’s been one of the things I’ve had on my to-do list for ever and have, with some reticence, put off month…

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Koh Lanta’s Old Town: A Photo Essay
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Koh Lanta’s Old Town: A Photo Essay

Oh dear, I’m waaaaay behind schedule on posting. I was in Koh Lanta about 7 weeks ago, so yep, I’m a bit behind. Forgive me dear readers for I am a serial blog post sinner……things have been a bit of…

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10 Things Every Traveller Should Own
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10 Things Every Traveller Should Own

I sort of hate using ‘should’, especially when it comes to travel. If you read my award-winning….okay not award-winning post about the ‘I should’s of travel’ you’ll know I actively discourage the travel snobbery that phrase encapsulates. But you know, there…

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Coming Back To Koh Tao
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Coming Back To Koh Tao

You should know by now that Oli and I absolutely J’adore Koh Tao. If you are a new reader and you didn’t know that before, you do now. So I make NO apologies for the excess of posts that will ensue forthwith. I…

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What’s Inside My Travel Toiletry & Makeup Bag?
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What’s Inside My Travel Toiletry & Makeup Bag?

I love writing these posts as much as I love reading other people’s. There’s something really satisfying in being allowed access to see the contents of someone’s bag, be it handbag, clutch or in my case – makeup & beauty bag. Is…

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On….the Notion of ‘Paradise’
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On….the Notion of ‘Paradise’

paradise [par–uh-dahys] any place or condition that fulfils all one’s desires or aspirations (Source) The Dictionary definition of what paradise is, is pretty open to interpretation and let’s be real: it gets overused an awful lot in my opinion. Song…

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The Indonesian Food You MUST Eat in Bali
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The Indonesian Food You MUST Eat in Bali

Whilst our time in Indonesia was spent mostly on Bali, we hopped over to another of the 17,000 islands in the giant archipelago too, Nusa Lembongan. There was so much we adored about Indonesia. The people who always smiled at…

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Seniman – A Coffee Lovers Paradise
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Seniman – A Coffee Lovers Paradise

As a bit of a coffee lover and coffee fiend, wherever Lucy and I go, I often find myself searching out where to get a decent cup of coffee. In India, this obsession was reduced by the delicious masala chai…

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A Dreamy Hike in Ubud, Bali
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A Dreamy Hike in Ubud, Bali

By the time this post is published we will be spending our last few days in Bali on the little island of Nusa Lembongan, however as I’m writing this we have just got back from another dreamy hike in the…

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