‘Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.’ – Jack Kerouac And so we did, thanks Jacky boy. More than a trio for Triund, we were a quintet, five of us from five nations, not one bit prepped for hiking. … More A Triund Triumph – Hiking the Himalayas
Have you ever been to the cinema whilst travelling? Here’s my story of watching ‘Woman in Black’ in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, and why I’d encourage ocassionally doing something familiar on the road. … More “Make it stop” – Cinema going, Indonesia
“Do you want to ride Dutch style?” Misha looked slightly giddy and unsure of my reaction. … More Riding Dutch style in Amsterdam
My memory is a tad-rusty, writing this almost three years, (three years?!) on but I’ll give it a whirl… During my six month South East Asian backpacking trip I stumbled across many eye-opening and mind-freeing sights. The family holidaying in a crater was no different. We were visiting the Javanese town of Bandung. We comprised … More Ever fancied a holiday in a crater? – Tales from Indonesia circa 2012
I’ve always been a glass half full kinda gal. There I am looking pretty chirpy. I was finally granted 8 of my precious 15 annual holidays. Beginning it in true Laura-style. Late. I was subway-ing, after ditching the bus that would probably have missed me my flight to the KTX station. Final destination (not the … More The ‘Airplane situation’
Konglish sightings in SK, and my attempt at funny commentary… …Best served after refrigeration. …Don’t even try to stop them. I’m do do glad. One can’t move for purple potatoes. I hope that Bippy’s worth a lot. I hope your bippy your Buddy doesn’t live in England… Yes please. Fat up, indoor. Fair exchange. … More Konglish: Korea’s second language
As always, I was Mrs Rushmore, dashing to the boarding gate, I had ‘plenty of time’ the passport queue controller reassured me (lovely English!), as I reached the border control, standing with 40 minutes of pre-departure breathing time. This anxiety-free breathing time was only possible with the support of a non-English speaking Chinese man. I … More Holy cow, I’m in India!