24 hours in Singapore | Cheap eats at Newton Hawker Centre

I loved what I eventually saw of Singapore. The very short time I spent there left me wanting to see more and I even kept thinking to myself, “yes I could see myself living here”.

Things didn’t exactly start of with a bang though. Adam and I chose to take the night bus so we arrived in Singapore with enough time to check out the city before our flight to Bali the next day.

It turns out the day bus was probably the way to go.

A rough introduction

Perhaps it was an unusual day or perhaps it was the area, but there was nowhere open to sit let alone eat or drink until 11am. And we’d arrived at 5am. We couldn’t check into our hostel until 1pm so we found ourselves wandering the streets trying not to pass out.

Pair that with hostel staff shouting at you for quietly asking to leave your bags with them and it makes for a testing situation and not exactly the best introduction!… Read more

An alternative to Khao San Road, Bangkok

When last in Bangkok, my friend and I found ourselves staying in the infamous backpacker haunt of Khao San Road. At 19 years old and arriving in Thailand for the first time, we welcomed the no frills budget accommodation, cheap bars and wacky street vendors. Scorpion on a stick anyone?

I don’t even recall us leaving the area until it was time to head to the airport.

Six years later, in exploration mode as apposed to just cheap booze and late night piercings mode, I found myself wondering why the heck we didn’t bother seeing anything else around the city!… Read more

Udaipur | Seeing, cooking and eating in the lake city

Udaipur is often labelled as one of the most romantic cities in India. It is situated in the vibrant state of Rajasthan and is easily one of my favourite destinations. Although a desert region, Rajasthan boasts so much colour, history, tradition and culture. The train and bus journeys around the state are usually spent staring out the window, mesmerized by the increase in beautifully embroidered saris, heavy silver jewellery and colourful turbans.… Read more