A roundup of the top places to visit in India for solo travellers, from beach towns in the south to mountain adventure capitals in the north.
India is the most intoxicating, mesmerising, overwhelming and rewarding country I've ever been. Although it's a relatively popular place to go, there is still a lot of apprehension about travelling to India, especially for first-timers and solo female travellers. After spending nine months in India over three different trips, I've decided to put together this … Continue reading What you need to know about travelling to India
The ancient rock-cut city of Vardzia is an unforgettable sight in Georgia. The cave city sits high above the Mtkvari River deep in a rural valley of sandy-coloured rugged rock. From afar, it appears like a montage of hollow windows but, in fact, it's the remains of one of Georgia's largest cave monasteries and cities … Continue reading How to plan a day trip to Vardzia
Everything you need to know about island hopping on Thailand's Andaman Coast, including tips for solo travellers and which islands you need to visit.
For a country that has only been opened to the world for less than a decade, there is still a sense of mystery surrounding it. So this post has 10 things you need to know about travelling to Myanmar that hopefully covers all the essential information you will need to travel there.
Eastern Turkey is a somewhat unknown and a mystery for travellers. Istanbul's minarets, Cappadocia's rock formations and the blue water of the Mediterranean coastline, is the Turkey most people know, with the Far East of the country seeming like a vast no mans land between continents. However, this is far from true. From the plains … Continue reading Eastern Turkey: what you need to know before you go
It's been five years to the day since I began my first big solo trip and now five years on, I'm reflecting on my experiences and contemplating how I've changed.
Iran is not really a country that you can just book a flight and go without having done any prior research or knowing anything about the country. From safety to visas to food, this post breaks down everything you need to know before going to Iran, so that you'll be fully prepared once you arrive.
Known as one of the most popular and beautiful treks in Ladakh, I decided to hike the Markha Valley during my time in Leh. Popular because it's easily accessible, the trail is not difficult to navigate and it's one of the few multiday treks in the region that can be done entirely with homestays, rather … Continue reading Trek report: Markha Valley
The city had been exactly what I had imagined it to be and more; it was completely different to anything else I had seen on the subcontinent, the people were full of colourful and passionate conversation and the lake was truly beautiful with the background of the Himalayas faded under haze. Yet, I'd felt much safer than I perhaps thought I would, the media always driving a particular fear of certain places, and in fact, after I left I found myself telling people, "Go to Srinagar and spend time there," because only then can you truly understand it... Read about my time in Srinagar, Kashmir.
So as the weather turned bad in the lower Annapurna region, I decided to head to Jomsom to trek in the Himalayan rain shadow. A guide and my day by day experience as well as a video of my time on the trail.
A trek report for hiking the Langtang Valley in Nepal solo, one of the original trekking destinations in the Himalayas. It includes my day-by-day experience on the trail and the nitty-gritty details of organising it, plus a video.