Luang Prabang: the star of the show

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 […]

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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 […]

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Going up The Shard

The Shard; a proud monument showcasing the best of British or London’s ugliest building ruining the capital’s skyline? I’m not sure which opinion I take but I was excited to see the view from the 69th floor viewing platform. Luckily we had a break with the weather and were treated to some stunning views. We […]

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