FIRST IMPRESSIONS: AUSTRALIA

I landed in Australia nearly 5 weeks ago now, on a working holiday visa. So I think now is a good time to reflect on my time so far, and let you know what my first impressions are. COSTS I’ll start with the one a lot of people ask about, money. Before I came to…

UPDATE JUNE 2017

First of all, apologies for not updating my blog in a while. I’m currently travelling up the East Coast in Australia, and the wifi over here is shockingly bad. So I’ve not been able to post as much as I’d hoped. I thought I’d write a little update about what I’m up to, then do…

HONG KONG: ARRIVAL

For those that follow me on my blog, and on instagram, you’ll know that I’ve set off for Australia, with a stopover in Hong Kong. I’m writing this very jet lagged, at midnight Hong Kong time. So apologies if it makes no sense! The Flight I flew to Hong Kong from London Heathrow with Virgin…

TRAVEL INSURANCE – THE SMALL PRINT

Travel insurance isn’t the nicest part of your trip to sort out, especially if you’re not clued up about what’s what. Travel insurance is a must, but it’s a well known fact that they will try anything to get out of paying up. So you need to be careful. Check out my post here, about A…

THAILAND DIARY: KOH PHI PHI – PART TWO: BUCKETS

Catch up with part 1 here.  We’d arrived at our hostel on the island of Koh Phi Phi. We had picked a hostel called Stones, which is on the back of the island, right on the beach. I’d been recommended this by a few friends, who said it was cheap, right on the beach, and…

THAILAND DIARY: KOH PHI PHI – PART ONE: ARRIVAL

We arrived in Krabi, and decided to head across to Koh Phi Phi for a few days. We had been before on a day trip, when previously travelling around Thailand, but this time we actually wanted to see what the island had to offer and explore it a little more. We ended up going to…

MY PACKING ESSENTIALS TO TAKE BACKPACKING

There are a few things I take backpacking, that aren’t always on your typical backpackers packing list. But they are things that I find essential and super helpful, so are definitely worth adding to your packing list if you want to make your life a little easier. Lush Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars I used…

HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR PARENTS IT’S OK TO GO BACKPACKING

A lot of parents don’t want you to go because of safety issues, or have a lot of worries about what it’s doing for your future. And other parents are really supportive. I always find it a little sad when I hear parents have stopped their children doing something they really want to do. I…

MISCONCEPTIONS OF BRITISH PEOPLE

While travelling across the world, it’s safe to say I’ve heard a lot of misconceptions about us British people. People automatically assume that because you’re British, you’re the following: We all love Harry Potter Don’t get me wrong, a lot of British people like Harry Potter and it is a big household name in Britain,…

A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES IN ST IVES, CORNWALL

St Ives is a popular holiday destination in the UK. Hundreds, if not thousands, flock to Cornwall in the summer holidays. With crystal clear waters, and beautiful beaches, it’s not hard to see why. Here is a guide to the beaches in St Ives, Cornwall. If you’re ever in the UK, it’s definitely worth going…

Q&A

In a few weeks, I’m planning to do a blog post with answers to your questions. So if you’ve got a travel question to ask, post it below or email me at thelittlemermeg@gmail.com. Whether it be what’s my favourite experience to date, or how much do I pack? Etc.