Kuala Lumpur – fect!

Another summer, another trip to Asia. I genuinely don’t think I will ever tire of exploring Asia, it’s a world away from the Western world and I’m obsessed with indulging in its culture. Not to mention, that I’m a student on a budget, and your money goes so much further!
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Un- Bali -evable

Bali was the final stop of our Asia trip and the week that we planned to treat ourselves after weeks of hostels! One thing that is so valuable for budget-travelling is how far your money goes in Asia, you can almost live like a king on a pauper’s wage – love it!

After hearing mixed reviews on places to visit in Bali, we landed on the most positively talked about… Ubud, Gili Trawangan and Seminyak.
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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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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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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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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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No Rome for Error

After planning a trip to Venice to see my cousin for her 21st birthday, we decided to add a visit to Rome for 3 days before heading to Venice by train.

Our hotel was walking distance to most attractions and restaurants, and 200 yards from Rome’s Termini Train Station where we caught the underground rail to Vatican City (I didn’t mind the hustle and bustle of the underground; however, I did have a grown woman crying in my face as we were squashed like sardines in the carriage – so, it’s not for everyone…).
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