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Zen Hideaway, Ubud, Bali

There’s a little slice of jungle paradise hidden some 30 minutes’ drive from Ubud, Bali. For keen travel Instagrammers images of THIS swing over the jungle will be familiar, but did you know what it is actually attached to an incredible 2 storey wooden villa, available to rent?!

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Food Heaven in Canggu, Bali

Most of my last month of travelling was spent on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. It has always been calling me, and finally I managed to make a trip happen; where I experienced the most amazing spiritual awakening (more of that to come). I spent most of the time in Ubud, but popped down to Canggu for a long weekend to soak up the surf, and the incredible food scene in this town. Here are a few of my highlights

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Feeling Free at the Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali

When I left to go travelling in India and do my yoga teacher training one particular friend looked at me with a grimace and said, “oh you’re not going to come back a yoga dickhead are you?”. I assured her I wouldn’t, but that statement did come to my mind when I agreed to join my new friend Wei Ting at an ‘ecstatic dance’ session at the Yoga Barn. I was certainly sceptical, but have got into the habit on this trip of saying ‘yes’ to things I wouldn’t normally say yes to, and so we went.

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El Nido: Beyond the Boat Tours

El Nido is so much more than just the ridiculously turquoise waters and white sand beaches on the islands surrounding it (although this is probably what you came for), if you’re staying for a while a trip to Nagkalit-kalit waterfall and Nacpan beach is highly recommended.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Add Vietnam to Your Travel Bucket List

How to limit it to just 5?! Of course there are thousands of things to do and places to see in Vietnam, but here's a bigger picture round-up if you've never considered it before.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

Before I arrive in a new city I always take time to research the food scene there. Eating and drinking for me is an important way to experience the culture of a place, and as those of you who know me can attest to, it’s also my favourite thing to do. I had read a lot about the history of Huế and was mainly excited to experience the Imperial City there, so it came as a surprise to me to read that Huế has a big food culture too! The weather while we were there was terrible (worse than England) so it was a perfect excuse to hide away ‘experiencing the culture’ in the form of some Huế specialities.

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on a Budget

If you’re visiting Vietnam in the near future you’ve probably read about Ha Long Bay, the UNESCO World Heritage site composed of thousands of limestones karsts jutting out from the green still waters and dubbed by many as one of the most spectacular things to see on your trip to the country, and by some, in the whole of South East Asia.Driven by tourism and the UNESCO stamp, a ‘cheap’ Ha Long bay tour from Hanoi is likely to cost you in the region of $100 and that includes being piled onto a boat loaded with drunken 21 year-olds looking for their next cheap beer. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve spent a lot of time searching for the cheapest beer in Vietnam (10p is the record) but I found a much more pleasant and cheaper way to enjoy the bay.

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Surviving India's Big Cities as a Solo Female Traveller

So, as you probably know I’ve just spent 5 weeks in India as a solo female traveller. Actually, only one of those I was truly on my own as I was going my yoga teacher training for the first month in Rishikesh. After that I travelled the Golden Triangle for a week by myself. To be honest it has felt like one of the longest weeks of my life. I am satisfied and exhausted in equal measure but I truly believe that being by myself has been the main reason for that. It’s not easy being a female by yourself in India, but it’s also very rewarding. Here are my tips for surviving in India’s big cities

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My First Bus Trip in India: Haridwar to Agra Overnight

“Travel by bus, it’s nicer than the train, and easier” – words from Pinky, a lovely girl working at my yoga school. She’s local, she knows what she’s talking about, I thought, so I took her advice. She was right, it was a lot easier to book a bus than a train, but I thought I’d share my first experience of travelling by bus in India – merely for the pure amusement of the story.

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