There’s been six years between my first trip to Singapore and my most recent trip. I can’t believe it’s been that long but it definitely didn’t feel it! However, Singapore is such a fast-developing city so there were plenty of noticeable changes. When I first went, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel had only just opened … More Long time no see, Singapore!
Malaysia was the last of the new countries on my itinerary and I super excited to visit this melting pot of cultures. I was also excited to be visiting a Asian Muslim country for the first time, having visited Qatar several times before, to see how they differed culturally. (Spoiler alert: they’re worlds apart!). I flew … More My first time in Malaysia! And first ‘homestay’ experience!
1. It’s ok to feel bewildered/lonely/scared sometimes! I definitely felt all three throughout my first two days in Hong Kong. I put it largely down to jet lag and unexpected culture shock but I also squeezed too many new things and met too many new acquaintances on my first day. I would have been better letting … More 8 things I learnt on my (brief) solo travels