27 Apr 2018

A Day Spent Hitchhiking to Waterfalls in Hainan

I haven’t produced anything on this site for a while and I definitely need to write a recap of the past year (you can find a taster here), but those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram already know that in March I have moved to Sanya, which is

27 Jan 2018

Authentic Great Wall experience

Hiking the Great Wall of China is an activity that probably figures on most people’s bucket list. One of the “new” seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall is one of the most extraordinary human constructions to be seen. That said, it stretches for an astonishing 21,196 kilometers, so

09 Jan 2018

Getting a Sak Yant tattoo with a metal rod in Bangkok

Well, technically, what I got isn’t quite a Sak Yant. Sak Yant translates into “blessed jab tattoo”, and mine wasn’t blessed. Allow me to explain. Sak Yants are sacred tattoos based on the Hindu-Buddhist concept of yantra. They are mystical designs, believed to come with magical powers that provide their

05 Dec 2017

The Terracotta Army, Xi’an and the Walk of Death : My first trip within China

Soon after I arrived in Nanjing, I heard that some of my new friends were planning to fly to the city of Xi’an for a weekend in March. They were mainly going to see the famous Terracotta Army, and to test their nerves on Mount Hua’s “Walk of Death”, a

17 Oct 2017

About my first two weeks in China

  China didn’t start off too well for me, actually. I remember feeling a bit anxious before packing my stuff and boarding the plane: “What if I get there and there’s no job waiting for me ? What if I’ve been conned ?” I brushed off those feelings, telling myself

Blue Lagoon, Iceland
28 Sep 2017

4 days in Iceland – Day 4 : Blue Lagoon

On our last day, we were flying back to London around 2:30pm, so our plan was to go to the Blue Lagoon in the morning and chill there, as it is relatively close to the airport. A quick word about the Blue Lagoon to start with : What many ignore

21 Sep 2017

4 days in Iceland – Day 3 : Golden Circle

We changed our plans for day three, as originally we were meant to visit the black sand beach of Vik and its basalt formations, the picturesque Dyrhólaey peninsula, and the magnificent Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon, which were all fairly distant from Reykjavik and involved taking uncleared secondary roads. Having realised how

06 Sep 2017

4 days in Iceland – Day 2 : Stranded in Reykjavik and hunting the Northern Lights

Here we are on day two, bright and early, excited to go on a coach tour of the Golden Circle, which comprises the Gullfoss waterfalls, Geysir and Þingvellir. Well, that did not happen, as a snowstorm made the roads unsafe… So we were stuck in Reykjavik for the day, and

06 Sep 2017

4 days in Iceland – Day 1 : Reykjavik

Iceland… The land of fire and ice ! For a long time, tourism wasn’t very developed in Iceland, which meant it was quite expensive to get there. But in the last few years, tourism has grown massively and it has become relatively affordable to travel to Iceland, with return tickets