The Best Winter Memories

I am thirsty and cold. My hat is frosty and the gloves are getting wet, so are my feet. Can’t got home yet. Need to play. Build some snowmen, go down the hill. I am feeling brave today. We made a sledge train. My mum doesn’t need to know this. Thirsty. Got to eat some…

Authentic Travel Expectations Crushed

Two days in bed. My stomach, the same one I thought could digest rocks, cried for help after having the most delicious curry in Myanmar. We had to cancel our boat trip. They were kind and let us cruise through Inle Lake when our cry for help hugging toilets stopped. We started out trip just before the…

Magical Memory Box

That sound when everyone is unwrapping Christmas presents and if you stop for a moment you can hear magic. Christmas used to be so magical. The very fancy Santa does not look so intimidating these days. I still believe in magic. I went to Sweden to visit my family and the only way I can describe the…

Stay Magnificent and Have Fun

You were a Fox when I met you. That’s what the photo album with insanely smiley teddy bears says. How old were you then? 4? We both looked so excited and clueless that day. The faces of Father Christmas, Cinderella and unicorn believers. Decades have passed. I still see you as a Fox. Your fur is more…

Are we All the Same? Exploring Sapa

I opened my eyes and there were mountains in front of me. Looked too picturesque not to be Sapa. I got out of the bus. It was very cold and I was tired. I got into a taxi. Taxi driver said I was pretty. The mirror screamed something else poking at my huge under eye bags after 8…

44 Reasons to visit Cambodia

1. water lily soup 2. mountains 3. rice 4. busy streets 5. big sky 6. coconut juice 7. countless bank holidays 8. $1 opportunities 9. hospitality 10. napping 11. ice cream with bread 12. countryside 13. rice fields 14. butterflies 15. funny looking ice 16. fried banana 17. starry nights 18. beautiful women 19. fruits…