23 photos to show why you should never, ever, visit Laos. 1. The night markets are ghastly 2. The waterfalls are ugly 3. There are no places to enjoy a beer with a view 4. Terrible sunsets 5. Mundane architecture 6. Disappointing views 7. Horrible food 8. No history 9. Little religious heritage 10. Boring […]Read More 23 photos to show why you should never visit Laos
Admittedly my first interactions with Luang Prabang were far from perfect. My arrival at 10:30pm after a seven hour bus journey was followed by heading straight to A&E to treat a broken hand. These aren’t the picture-postcard moments associated with this UNESCO World Heritage Site, but after a few painkillers, a long sleep and a […]Read More Luang Prabang: the star of the show
I should be writing this from a cafe in Cambodia but I’m actually sitting in my parents living room watching Pointless. Now, as pleasant as this is it certainly wasn’t part of the plan when I was drawing up the itinerary for my sabbatical from LSE. One broken hand, a flight home and an operation […]Read More Grounded
That’s right, I’m out of here. I’m taking 8 months off work and I’m going to see parts of the world I’ve never been to before, armed with my camera, pen and pad (ok, iPad). This decision has been a long time coming and to be honest I’m pretty nervous. I don’t know many 33 […]Read More I’m off
Rosie Coleman explains what she’s learnt from her travels and living in different part of Africa over the past year. Check out her previous blog on how travelling helped her with her career. I’ve now lived in Rwanda’s capital Kigali for 5 weeks and I’ve been working and travelling in Africa for nearly a year. […]Read More Guest post: Living in Africa; what’s it really like?
“The good news is that it’ll be 7 degrees on our first day; the bad news is it’ll drop to minus 12 in the following 48 hours.” I knew this isn’t what my sister had envisioned when I convinced her to take a spring break in Boston but it hadn’t even occurred to me that […]Read More Boston in the cold
Rosie Coleman explains why she took time off to travel and how it helped her career. Make sure you check out the video about her first three weeks in southern Africa too. I’d never taken a gap year. My travels had been holidays rather than extended periods spent overseas. After graduating from LSE in 2013, […]Read More Guest post: How travelling helped me reflect on my career and decide what to do next