Pyin Oo Lwin – Train ride and beautiful gardens – Myanmar 2016

The train ride from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin is fame for its scenic beauty and it’s one that i’d heard many backpacker talk about and recommend to me. I’m happy to say it lived up to its expectations, the scenery was great and it was nice seeing people going about their lives farming and so forth, as well as the interesting characters both who caught the train and who… Read morePyin Oo Lwin – Train ride and beautiful gardens – Myanmar 2016

Trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake – Myanmar 2016

The People Of Myanmar

The main reason for travellers to visit Kalaw is to do the trek from there to Inle lake. After arriving in Kalaw, 10 of us who had hired the bus to bring us here elected to trek together. 7 of us had already made plans for this in Bagan, and we were joined by 3 Austrians. The other 6 were 2 Norwegians (1 mum, 1 daughter), then all travelling separately… Read moreTrek from Kalaw to Inle Lake – Myanmar 2016

Da Lat and Mui Ne – Vietnam 2016

Da Lat First thing – if you visit Da Lat I highly recommend you stay at Cozy Nook hostel! It’s a really great family run place and it really made my stay in Da Lat special! The owners are very friendly and helpful and every night they do a sit down dinner (only $3) for everyone in the common area, which makes it a very pleasant social hostel! Plus the… Read moreDa Lat and Mui Ne – Vietnam 2016

Scotland March 2015

In March of this year me and my friends Vas and Ben headed to Scotland for a week’s road trip. Our friend Anand also accompanied us for the first couple of days. Somehow, despite living in the UK my whole life so far, I hadn’t visited Scotland yet so it was time rectify this. The rendezvous point was Ben’s as he lives in Nottingham, which is the furthest North out… Read moreScotland March 2015

Italy 2014

Right at the end of August 2014, I set off to Italy for 3 weeks backpacking, with a history and culture binge thoroughly in my sight. This is going to be a longer post than those I’ve written previously as there is much to cover and I feel like the trip is one big story. But never fear, there will be lots of pictures! I’ve divided it up into sections… Read moreItaly 2014

Vienna and Bratislava – May 2014

So following our escapades in Berlin in 2013 across my birthday, me and my buddy Matt set off to Austria and Slovakia to see what would happen this time round. Vienna is steeped in culture, it is the home of many museums and gallery’s and the legacy of the Hapsburg empire lives on in grand form. We arrived late on a Monday, and in standard form spent the evening finding… Read moreVienna and Bratislava – May 2014

Copenhagen and (briefly) Malmö 2014

I love museums so a solo travel trip to Copenhagen meant I could take my time to explore places like Rosenborg Castle

In March 2014 I headed over to Copenhagen, Denmark for 5 nights. One of the advantages of living in Europe near an airport (Bristol) is that it’s easy to fly somewhere for a brief trip at short notice, so I decided to use the few days off I had from work to visit the city, booking only 3-4 weeks in advance. Not exactly ‘last minute’ but still less planned than… Read moreCopenhagen and (briefly) Malmö 2014