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…

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,…

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.  

10 FREE THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY

Being a backpacker means you have to budget, so of course, us backpackers love a freebie! Sydney isn’t cheap, in fact, Australia in general isn’t, if you compare it to the UK. It’s one of those cities you can’t miss, so unfortunately you just have to suck it up. But there are some things you…

HOW TO BUDGET FOR YOUR TRAVELS

I recently got asked to do a blog post on how to budget for your trip. It’s actually quite a hard post to write, as everyone is different, wanting a different experience and it also depends where in the world you’re going. Someone who’s heading to New York for a weekend, is going to have…