Jeez, guys, tell us something we didn't already know. The National Trust have just published a study which shows that people experience greater feelings of happiness and contentment from places than they do from 'treasured objects' like wedding rings and other sentimental items. Reminiscing about a destination we've made happy memories in can make us calm, … Continue reading Places are better for your wellbeing than things.
Whether you're on a six month backpacking trip or heading off for a week on the continent, it can be really, really easy to over pack. If you've ever found yourself taking multiple suitcases on holiday, or struggling around a bus station with aching shoulders under a backpack bigger than you are, it's time to … Continue reading The art of minimalist packing
Depending on who you talk to, the city of Saigon either fell or was liberated in 1975. Now renamed for the late communist leader Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City's metropolitan area is home to more than ten million people - and despite its increasing popularity with travellers from around the world, you won't … Continue reading Top 5 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon )
So my break from writing on the blog has gone on a bit longer than planned- returning to England after adjusting to Asian culture has been a culture shock in itself, and it's taken me until about now to get used to being home again! Everything feels veeeeerrrrrryyyyyy quiet here in Norwich after the constant … Continue reading Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I'm back
Bangkok: finally, less mopeds! Having visited Bangkok briefly last year as the start and end point of my Thailand trip, I was worried I might have seen all the good bits already and find myself bored second time around. Oh how wrong I was! You might say it should have been obvious, given the … Continue reading Back to Bangkok: Street Food and Shopping