UK: Exploring Pen Llŷn/the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales

It’s hard to write about where you’re from. I’m originally from Pen Llŷn, or the Lleyn Peninsula (as it gets translated). I’m fluent in Welsh and studied most of my primary and secondary education in both Welsh and English. Back then, I always wanted to get out. The “village mindset”, where everybody knows each other’s business, … More UK: Exploring Pen Llŷn/the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales

UK: Beautiful places to visit around Snowdonia National Park (North-West Wales) – Walks and Hikes

For those of you who don’t know, I’m actually from North Wales originally. I grew up near Pwllheli, on the Lleyn Peninsula, and I go back to visit my family whenever I can. A lack of career prospects and a desire to see the world drove me out at a young age, but none of this … More UK: Beautiful places to visit around Snowdonia National Park (North-West Wales) – Walks and Hikes

Greece: Kayaking adventures in Lesvos (part 2)

(Continued from this post) I woke up at dawn, to the most glorious sunrise. It was peaceful and beautiful, yesterday’s rough sea calmed to an almost glassy lake. My muscles still ached, but there is something energising about waking up surrounded by nature. Once it was fully light and everyone had crawled out of their … More Greece: Kayaking adventures in Lesvos (part 2)

UK: Stratford-upon-Avon on a Budget

Stratford-upon-Avon – land of Shakespeare, heart of the Cotswolds, my current town of residence. “Budget” isn’t usually a word you’d come across when researching it; Warwickshire seems to be one of the most expensive places to live, and the restaurant and hotel prices aren’t exactly a backpacker’s dream. Still, after living here for the last … More UK: Stratford-upon-Avon on a Budget

Portugal: Three Days Wandering Around Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra

I won’t lie to you – this is not the best blog for finding out about historical monuments, art galleries, museums or other things you’ll find on your must-see itinerary. When I travel, I like to wander around, go on public transport, eat where the locals eat (if I can find this) and generally just … More Portugal: Three Days Wandering Around Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra

Laos: Vang Vieng – Land of Friends, Tubing and Magic Shakes

After a couple of nights in Vietniane, we decided to head up to Vang Vieng. Plenty of hostels and tourist shops will sell you bus tickets for around 50,000 kip (which is about £3.80/$6). At first, a songtheaw picked us up from our hostel, drove around Vientiane for about an hour before dropping us off … More Laos: Vang Vieng – Land of Friends, Tubing and Magic Shakes