Well, after the past weeks of hard work and organisation I finally have been enjoying the sweet freedom of finishing the first semester. And in accordance with the tone of the past year it had to be adventurous and new! So I have been chilling, busing and biking around Myanmar for the last 4 days … More Myanmar travels
Today marks exactly a year since I left to fly off to Singapore to begin what was the best year of my life. This blog has been very neglected for the last month unfortunately so there is a couple of entries missing about Laos and Cambodia that I will hopefully get round to writing soon. … More Reverse Culture Shock
I wish I had the determination and time to write about everything day by day but here I am nearly half way through and not having documented a word other than a vague attempt at a diary which is still stuck in last week! So, this month-long adventure is a 3 country tour starting and … More Bangkok to Laos
It’s only been under 2 weeks since my last post but since then I have been in Singapore for the final time this year, spent 5 days in Bangkok and have now begun official backpacking with my 2 friends from the uk in Thailand! Returning to Singapore last week felt like returning home but sadly … More Hong Kong trip
After a very last minute change of plan 4 weeks ago from volunteering in China to the Philippines due to visa troubles I have finished my trip and tomorrow I am heading home (after this year it definitely feels like it) Singapore. I’ve learnt so much in such a short amount of time about all … More Teaching in the Philippines
So the last month has been one of the biggest whirlwinds months of my life! So busy I haven’t really had a spare moment to sit down and reflect upon what’s been occurring… but in short I have finsihed my year at NTU by sitting my 3 exams, I went on a 5D4N dive trip … More Moving out but not moving on
In 3 months today I will be home, that’s it the ‘year abroad’ will be over and I will be heading back to the reality of the final year of university and finding a job so I don’t end up unemployed when I graduate. A month today, if all goes well with my Chinese visa, … More Reality Check
Admittedly I am getting worse at keeping on top of documenting my life and unfortunately it does mean that I end up forgetting some of the finer details! Anyway following on from my travels in Australia during recess week my parents arrived a couple of days later in Singapore so that my Dad and I … More Birthday’s and Bangkok
It’s been a very hectic few weeks so finding a moment to update and write about what I’ve been up to has been difficult! I’m just back from recovering from all the fun and exams on holiday for mid semester break in Sydney! Leading up to the break I’ve had 3 exams, a lifesaving competition … More Sightseeing in Sydney
So we are still in the 15 day long celebration that welcomes in the new year of the Zodiac in the Chinese calendar. I had never really experienced Chinese New Year (CNY) before and I had no idea of the traditions that are associated with it so it was quite an amazing experience! My first … More Chinese New Year!
So much for the attempt to keep on top of blogging this year! The last couple of weeks although eventful have just been mostly about getting back into the swing of university term again. It’s very strange to be back when most of the exchange students that I became friends with last semester have left. … More Feels like home!