Vietnam – azing

The second stop on our Asia trip and Vietnam went straight up in the ranks as one of the best countries I’ve ever visited! We planned to start at the top of Vietnam in Hanoi and work our way down, visiting: Huê, Hôi An and Ho Chi Minh City.

Keeping in the ‘backpacker’ budget, we booked all of our hostels through Hostelworld.com, however, some of these easily rivalled decent hotels – only with a more welcoming and homier feel!
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India – DELHIghtful!

7 years on from my first trip to India and I’m back but, this time with my 2 best friends, Poppy and Liv. This was the first leg of our month trip around Asia and we had planned to complete ‘The Golden Triangle’ – Agra, Jaipur, Delhi. We booked all of our accommodation through Hostelworld.com, which is a god-send for a variety of budget accommodation and plenty of reviews to tell you all the ins and outs of the hostels… be sure to read the reviews in-detail as they may change your mind!
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N – Iceland

Katie and I decided on a 5-day trip to Iceland for our annual sister trip, and I cannot recommend it enough! Now, being cold is my biggest hate but, as long as you’re geared up like an Eskimo and you’ve got lots planned then you’ll just forget about being cold! Well, sort of… ha.

Iceland is very expensive from trips, to restaurants, to alcohol, to souvenirs in shops. Iceland’s cost of living is over 68% more expensive than the UK so, as long as you go with the mindset that a bottle of Coca Cola might cost you £5 – you’ll be fine! The experience of Iceland is worth it though!
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Barcelona

How do you know that your city break with your sister is off to a good start? When she finds an e-mail whilst we’re in the taxi to the hotel saying that our room booking has been cancelled…

Stay calm. Act dumb. Pretend you never got the e-mail. Smile. And check in.

We bagged our hotel on a booking.com deal and it couldn’t have been better, the staff were welcoming, and the rooftop bar had the perfect view of the Sagrada Familía – such a nice setting for an evening drink before heading out!
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You’ve Got to NY – See This

This was the biggest and most amazing surprise I’ve ever had in my entire life… My boyfriend planned a trip to New York for my 21st birthday for 5 days – coming home on Christmas eve!

I was so ready to remake Home Alone 2 and get lost in New York!
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Perfect Pad Thai-ming (Pad-Thai Recipe)

When I first booked my trip to Thailand, this was one of the first Thai meals that I got into eating before I went – it’s a hard life practicing your eating…

Pad Thai is such a popular dish and you can find it in so many restaurants, street markets and little street vendors. I was desperate to try and re-create pad-Thai when I got home to keep up my fix. It is so quick and simple to make and is definitely one of my ‘go-to’s!
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They See Me Rolling… (Thai Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe)

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to a fried spring roll or just something different to try for a summery lunch or fresh side dish, this is a delicious place to start!

They can be quite fiddly to wrap as the rice paper is delicate (I’ve ripped a few in my own experience) but take it steady and you’ll be fine!
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Hold Thai -t

Thailand had been at the top of my travel list for a seriously long time.

When I decided to leave my full-time job and start university, I knew that it would be years until I got the chance to go – unless I did it now…

I was really happy with the travel company, Orbis Travel, that organised our Italy trip in 2015 and so, I decided to seek their help again. I was probably their nightmare customer as I had so many ideas whirling around in my head of places to go in Thailand, however, I didn’t have the knowledge or experience of how to make the trip travelable in 2 weeks…
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Blog-warts!

If you’re like me and you still feel a little bit sad that Harry Potter and the magic of Hogwarts isn’t real, then this is the place to go…

As soon as the tour starts, you are immersed in the different sets of the films, such as, Harry’s ‘Privet Drive’ house, Dumbledore’s office, the Grand Hall, the Hogwarts Express train and the model re-make of Hogwarts.
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How Good is your Wood?

I have been to Qatar Goodwood Horse Racing Festival in Chichester twice now, both completely different trips, but I loved them both!

2016

My mum was feeling bittersweet about turning 50, so wanted to celebrate in style, and with enough celebrations to last the whole month… There was 7 of us attending Goodwood and we couldn’t wait to celebrate my mum’s big day (and hopefully win a small fortune at the same time…)!
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