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Cuba – Baracoa

Keen to leave Santiago de Cuba, and keen to try out the Taxi Collectivos (group taxis) that we had heard other travellers rave about, we decided to skip the bus and make the… Continue reading

Cuba – Cienfuegos

It took eight hours to get from Viñales to Cienfuegos and the air con stopped working about five hours into the journey. We climbed off the bus sweaty and restless and hot and… Continue reading

Cuba – Valle Viñales

An uneventful and aggressively air conditioned bus journey took us from Havana to the small town of Viñales. It only took four hours (including the obligatory stop at a roadside café/ gift shop… Continue reading

Drinking in East London (Part One)

I’ve lived in London for almost three years now, and I’m starting to feel like a real, proper Londoner. My Oyster card never leaves my sight, I can get across the city at… Continue reading

The Lad Culture Lie

I wrote an article for CUB magazine (my university magazine) about why I’m so sick to death of the term ‘lad culture’. You can check it out here! PV x

On being a feminist (and a vegetarian)

I’m a Feminist and a Vegetarian. Ouch. Don’t I just sound like I’m great fun at dinner parties? Just a big ol’ laugh to be around? I mean, really, even I would hesitate… Continue reading

If in doubt…

It’s getting pretty Christmassy around here! I’m so excited to finish up my last week of term and get home to my family, but I’m making sure to soak in everything that is… Continue reading

Frank Turner at Ally Pally

Above: Photo taken from Frank Turner’s Instagram account When Ben first text me to let me know that Frank Turner’s tour tickets were on sale, I was passed out on the bottom bunk… Continue reading

We need to talk about Spectre

It’s a classic movie cliché, right? The heroine swoons and gasps while the hero is involved in a gun fight, they somersault off a moving train, walk through the desert for what has to be a… Continue reading

halcyon

I once had a teacher who told us that kids can only concentrate for as long as their age in minutes – so he gave our group of mostly fifteen year olds little breaks… Continue reading

Halloween (Part Two)

Oh hey, bet you thought Halloween was over, didn’t you? Well, thanks to my undying love and enthusiasm for this, the most unsettling of holidays (and also due to my inability to post… Continue reading

Halloween (Part One)

Despite the fact that I can’t bear to read or watch anything scarier than an episode of Doctor Who (and some of those are a bit too much for me, if we’re being… Continue reading

24 Hours in Paris

You know what they say about Paris? All that stuff about how it’s romantic and beautiful and always a good idea? Well if you believe all that then maybe you should stop reading… Continue reading

Gallery Wall

Due to an unfortunate incident this week which led to me being crouched in a minuscule tunnel for four hours (I’m an extra in a play, and it’s a very long story but actually… Continue reading

Life’s Big Questions

My internship came to an end this weekend and I’m genuinely sad to go. It was incredible for so many reasons, it gave me such a boost of confidence and experience and taught… Continue reading

(Sept)ember

So… I got a tattoo.

Wander/lust – – (let me count the ways)

I’ve been busy recently with a couple of pretty exciting things and I feel like I’ve been walking all over London. I’m definitely not complaining about this – any excuse to just wander… Continue reading

London (Let me count the ways)

This past weekend my friend Kati came to stay with me in London and I got to spend two whole days running around Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and Covent Garden, taking photos, shopping in Brick Lane, eating… Continue reading

Frank

Frank Turner recently released a brand new album, ‘Positive Songs for Negative People’, and so all last week he played gigs up and down the country to… well, Frank never really seems to need… Continue reading

Vietnam – Nha Trang

I had a few problems getting my photos from my phone onto my computer so this last post has been waaaayy delayed. I’ve been home for just over a week and Asia already… Continue reading

Vietnam – Hoi An

From Sapa, we caught a night bus down to Ha Noi, spent a couple more hours exploring the Old Quarter and then caught another night bus to Hue.  The Imperial citadel of Hue… Continue reading

Vietnam – Sapa

We arrived in Sapa at half past five in the morning after a long and bumpy journey on the night bus. We’d both slept pretty well but there’s nothing like stumbling out of… Continue reading

Vietnam – Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island

Instead of travelling to Halong City from Ha Noi, we decided to make our way to Cat Ba Island, which is in Lan Ha bay, a little further on but part of the… Continue reading

Vietnam – Ha Noi

After Kati left us to go back to England (sad times) Abs and I flew straight from Ho Chi Minh (which is in the southern end of Vietnam) to Ha Noi, right up… Continue reading

Vietnam – Mekong Delta

Abi (my sister) joined us in Vietnam just under a week ago and we had the best time running around Ho Chi Minh, eating loads of Pho, making her listen to our funny… Continue reading

Cambodia – Koh Rong Samloem

     Imagine any kind of tropical paradise, and you’d probably be picturing something a little bit like Koh Rong Samloem. Little brother to party island Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem has blue sea,… Continue reading

Cambodia – Battambang 

We arrived in Battambang in the torrential rain and by the time we had finally made it to our hostel we were completely soaked through, it was dark, and we were starving. We… Continue reading

Cambodia – Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

After a bumpy seven hour bus journey (along a road that hadn’t yet finished being built) we arrived in Siem Reap to neon signs, brightly lit markets and a whole street full of… Continue reading

Cambodia – Phnom Penh (part two)

It hasn’t taken us long to feel at home here – we’re used to the dust, the stares and haggling with the tuk tuk drivers. I really really like Phnom Penh and would… Continue reading

Cambodia – Phnom Penh

I was pretty nervous about the border crossing from Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) to Cambodia (Phnom Penh). I thought that it would be somehow confusing or difficult, but in the end the bus… Continue reading

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh stinks. But I kinda love it. It’s loud and smelly and busy and everybody seems to be playing a perpetual game of ‘chicken’ on the thousands of mopeds screaming around… Continue reading

Laters (The Barbican Conservatory)

I can’t believe how quickly it’s come round – but tomorrow is the first day of my trip around Cambodia and Vietnam! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get out there, and… Continue reading

Jay // ‘Beans’

Long before we arrived to see him play in a small working men’s club in Tooting Broadway, Ben and I thought of Jay (the singer/ guitarist behind the stage name Beans on Toast),… Continue reading

Ultimate Travel Reading List – Part Two

Part two of my epic summer reading list! Check yesterday’s post for part one. 6. Looking for Alaska – John Green John Green (recently responsible for making me ugly-cry for half an hour… Continue reading

Ultimate Travel Reading List – Part One

I’m so excited to leave for my trip! I honestly can’t believe how close it is, it doesn’t really feel real yet. On the 12th of June I’m heading to Cambodia and Vietnam… Continue reading

Chelsea in Bloom

At the moment I’m working in an office directly opposite Harrods, and I’m absolutely loving the gorgeous surrounding area – even if it is full of tourists! Just next to Hyde Park, Harrods… Continue reading

Lately looked like this

The days are going by so quickly – it’s crazy to think that it’s now less than a month before I leave for Cambodia! This month, I’m…. Eating: Sushi and cereal. (Not together)… Continue reading

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

  This past weekend, Emily (my travel companion and bestest buddy) and I finally got ourselves down to The Breakfast Club at an acceptable cocktail-drinking time (to be fair, I generally think any… Continue reading

Instagood

Recently I’ve been trying to be more intentional about taking photos to share on Instagram. I know it can be easy to get tied up in social media and start stressing out about… Continue reading

The Breakfast Club – revisited

Remember the last time I went to The Breakfast Club I said that I’d definitely have to make a point to try out all the different locations? Well, I’ve tried out a couple… Continue reading