Taiwan

A day trip to Jiufen, Taiwan

A sharp contrast from the busy metropolis of Taipei, Jiufen offers a taste of Taiwan in years gone by despite it only being 20 miles outside of the centre of city. A short, cheap bus ride makes it the ultimate destination for a day trip from Taipei.  We caught the 1062 bus from a stop… Continue reading A day trip to Jiufen, Taiwan

USA

Yosemite National Park, an unusually detailed description

As part of our USA road trip, we had the absolute pleasure of visiting Yosemite National Park. For our visit we camped just outside of Yosemite National Park and drove into the park early in the morning. Yosemite is wonderful because unlike some of the other parks which are swarming with cars, visitors are advised… Continue reading Yosemite National Park, an unusually detailed description

USA

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon wasn't somewhere I ever particularly wanted to visit. The National Parks sold my trip to America, but it was Yosemite and Crater Lake that I wanted to see. However, Grand Canyon was on our route across the US, no extra driving needed.Β Also, could we really complete a five week road trip without… Continue reading The Grand Canyon

thoughts

A lesson learnt from a night spent without electricity

After a day spent exploring Washington DC, like after most days this trip, we had planned to stay in an AirBnB. We were staying in a room in an apartment with a guy called Jean. During this trip, Conor and I aren't been able to access the internet unless we are able to connect to… Continue reading A lesson learnt from a night spent without electricity

thoughts

An open letter to my 21 year old self…

Dear Emma, You have just graduated from your undergraduate degree in Mathematics and you have an amazing opportunity lined up for September; a graduate position with one of the biggest accountancy firms in the world. You dream of your entire wardrobe having Topshop labels and owning an apartment in a city centre, kitted out with… Continue reading An open letter to my 21 year old self…

india, rishikesh

Rishikesh: ashrams, yoga and aarti

I arrived in Rishikesh in a similar way as I had other Indian destinations; tired and achey after a long car journey! I didn't have too much time to spend in Rishikesh but I just about had enough time to soak up the relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. As it is such a small place, it doesn't… Continue reading Rishikesh: ashrams, yoga and aarti