Fast Travel: How Fast is too fast? – One Night in Kandy

The train hummed in the background as Lewis and I made our way down the platform, practically tripping over our tired feet. What a journey! I had thoroughly enjoyed every minute staring out of my train window and taking in the beauty of Sri Lanka. I had never been anywhere like it before. It was… Read More

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Bustling Colombo to Cultural Kandy Via Train

Jump To... I love to tell stories about how my adventures unfold. So if you want to read all bout my experience in-depth including getting to Colombo Fort from Negombo, picking up tickets etc, please read on! However, if you just want some cold, hard facts, you may wish to jump to it. 1. Everything… Read More

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Backpacking Sri Lanka Day 1: Arriving in Negombo

"Excuse me ma'am," The air hostess repeated in soft tone. "Would you like some breakfast?" I lifted by head sleepily from my tray-table, blinking sleep out of my bleary eyes. I could just about make out her frame as she held the meal tray out. Out of the corner of my eye I could see… Read More

Friday, 21 December 2018

Animal Tourism: Cruel or Ethical?

As an animal lover, I always dreamed about getting close to wild animals one day. I went on many excursions to zoos all over the world when I was younger and even watched some dolphin shows. As a young, naive individual, I didn't see anything wrong with this. However, as I've got older and gained… Read More

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

My Winter in England & An Admission

I know. Long time no see, eh? I'm ashamed to admit that I've been neglecting my blog a bit recently. Simply put, I've had a bit of writer's block. I've just not felt inspired to use this space. I'm one of those people who is either 100% on something and has articles coming from their… Read More

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Deer-Spotting in Tatton Park

A dark shadow fell across my body and I stifled a sigh. I turned my gaze towards the darkening sigh, disappointed to see the final rays of sun being concealed behind a thick blanket of cloud. Suddenly a mere T-shirt under my light-weight jacket didn't seem like a good idea. Oh why, oh why did… Read More

Friday, 20 April 2018

The Ultimate Namibia Travel Guide

Namibia. This vast country situated on the south west coast of Africa is like nowhere else on earth. This incredible country is three times the size of the UK but has a population of only 2.5 million people, making it one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet. As a result, it’s a… Read More

Friday, 23 February 2018

We Were Nearly Robbed on Our Last Day in Namibia

The moment had arrived. It was time to embark on the last leg of our journey which involved a mere 1 hour drive from the Lake Onab campsite located just outside the town of 'Rehoboth', up through the capital city of Windhoek to our campsite. Tonight we were staying at the Trans Kalahari Inn campsite,… Read More

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A Campsite Overrun with Cats

After an incredibly stressful morning, we finally arrived at the gates to our campsite. I was thrilled to discover the campsite was far enough away from the local town to be safe from anyone wandering around and that it was enclosed behind a large fence, a guard beside the entrance. I normally love immersing myself… Read More

Wednesday, 7 February 2018