Asia

I went to Asia for the first time back in 2012, for a botched study abroad trip. This year I’ll be heading back not once, but twice! Which is a bit mad. I’m telling myself because it’s my 25th year, I’m obliged to celebrate all year long. That makes sense right? Chronicles of Shanghai, Tokyo and Thailand will be right below.

Sightseeing in Jaipur

We went sightseeing for 1 full day in Jaipur. Cramming the itineraries of all the blogs we’d read into one fateful day. Which just so happened to be perhaps the hottest day I’ve ever experienced in my life. Being a child of the sun, I often give it ‘all that’…

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Staying at The Pearl Palace Heritage Hotel

There’s no other way to put it really, Pearl Palace Heritage hotel was not what we were expecting. First of all, there are two of these hotels in Jaipur – the Pearl Palace Hotel and the Pearl Palace Heritage Hotel. This was unbeknownst to us. When we turned up to…

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24 Hours in Udaipur

We were generally lucky all round with our short stint in Udaipur. As we were checking out we were told that just a few days earlier the lakes had been completely dry. ‘You could walk in them!’, smiling elevator man had explained. Imagine the horror, if we’d arrived in city…

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Staying at Lake Pichola Hotel

The drive from Udaipur airport to our hotel, we felt like we got to see a bit more of the real India. The air was clouded with sand from the roads, genuinely making it hard to see out the windows. Tuckered out, just in generally, I drifted off a bit…

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Staying at The Claridges Hotel

The Claridges Hotel New Delhi was a lovely lap of luxury to start our trip. I arrived first to the hotel solo, which was perhaps a 25 min drive from the airport. I booked all of our airport transfers via booking.com, and have to say it was brill. Everyone turned…

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Introduction to India

So, India. I’m back home now and I can say it was wonderful, and I am very grateful to be home safely. Don’t get me wrong, whilst the trip was amazing – the food, the people, the vistas – it’s been nice returning to London and being just one of…

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Planning for India

Planning for India is very much underway! Miwa and I have been exchanging voice notes daily for the past couple of weeks and our itinerary is mere travel bookings away from being set! We begun with an itinerary to scale the golden triangle. The 3 main spots for tourists. New…

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India Bound!

For a reason I can’t quite put my finger on, perhaps it was watching ‘Bend It Like Beckham’, at a young impressional age, I have always been quite into Indian culture. (Here’s me gushing about the musical adaptation a few years ago!) The lights, the traditions, the traditional dress, I…

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Phi Phi Islands Boat Tour

Friday 17th August 2018 // Previous day    After not much sleep we woke at 6:30am in preparation to leave the hotel at 7:30 for our boat tour to the Phi Phi Islands. The day started off grey and rainy which we were pretty concerned about, but fortunately it cleared…

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