“I’m going to really get under the skin of leafy, suburban London on my gap year,” said no-one, ever. But here I was, cast on my arm, dosed up on painkillers wondering when I could get out of the country again. I’ll admit there were a few moments where my frustration ran high, but the […]Read More Gap yearing in Berrylands
“It never normally rains at this time of year sir, perhaps you’d like to buy a poncho?” It wasn’t meant to be like this. I had planned the ultimate Instagram photo and it involved a 3:45am alarm and the sun rising above the main temple at Angkor with me snapping away whilst elbowing the other […]Read More Angkor Wat: a true wonder
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?