My latest  adventures

My latest  adventures

August 29, 2018

Ever heard the name of a place and decided that you were just going to love it? Well, that was Mandalay for me. I knew before I even set foot there that this tongue tickling,...

July 13, 2018

Arriving in a new country after dark is always an unsettling experience. The echoing airport, the weary taxi drivers, and the dark city streets all accumulate to create a kin...

February 23, 2018

You’ve seen the photos, Myanmar is the hot word on the traveller’s lips. A country that has only just opened its front door to the tourism masses and seen a few tentative vis...

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This blog is a site that aims to inspire, advise and encourage travel by sharing stories and guides. I really hope you get something out of this, whether it’s as big as finding the courage to take a sabbatical from work or study to travel, or as small as finding something new to do next weekend. Whatever it is, step out of your comfort zone, visit that destination that has been at the back of your mind since your teens, and put into motion what you’ve been putting off for years.


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Hey, I'm Emma

Fuelled by wanderlust, curiosity and a little restlessness, a natural at budget travel, so naturally, a travel blogger. An experienced chef, a proud kiwi, and a burgeoning photographer. And my old friends reading and writing? We go way back.

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