Having lived on and off in Interlaken for the last three years, I wanted to share some money-saving tips for your next trip to Switzerland.Read More
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My favourite dish to make when I’m away from home – Nicole’s vege-tomato pot of heaven
I’ve made this countless times, often swapping out vegetables for whatever I can find at the local markets. Other times, I’ve skipped out on some spices, using whatever I can in the kitchen of whatever hostel. The one thing I never skip out on is fresh ginger.Read More
An honest travel guide to Barcelona
I spent Christmas week of 2016 in Barcelona and it was a Christmas like no other. I was surrounded by other travellers and backpackers from different continents who were just as curious about the world as I was.Read More
Porto: How I accidentally (on purpose) spent €200 in 45 hours
After spending my first week in Lisbon attending the Web Summit, I made the impromptu decision to join my friend on a trip to Porto, 3 hours away by car. I spent almost €200 in the short span of 45 hours and I’m not proud of myself. I’m ashamed and I feel terrible. It feels like…Read More
Here’s what happened in Nepal
As we descended, I noticed how much darker Kathmandu looked like in the night. The roads were lit up by cars and bikes, not many street lamps to be seen from however many hundred feet above. Airport security was strange, but these were precautions to make sure that no one stole your bag and that…Read More
The amazing women of Tupche
Tupche is situated in Nuwakot, a district 4 hours away from Kathmandu. Just like all the other days in Nepal, we jumped into a 4-wheel-drive at 7am and began our journey. The village is situated on top of a “hill”. Our Nepali partners promptly corrected us when we called it a mountain. They were affected…Read More
Microloans: How TECH Outreach helps single mothers
*The title of this blog post has been changed from Women of Will to TECH Outreach due to new communication strategies of the organisation. TECH Outreach focuses on projects in Nepal and Sri Lanka while Women of Will work solely on Malaysian projects. My flight tickets have been booked for the 9th of May 2016.…Read More
I’m going to Nepal with Women of Will!
I think voluntourism does more harm than good, but I’m going on one anyway. Here’s why. The organisation I’m going with is Women of Will and they aim to support women who are the sole breadwinners of their families, usually caring for three to seven children. These women are single mothers, war widows or women whose husbands…Read More
Bali part 3 – Lessons learnt ala Eat, Pray, Love.
Today is the 50th day since getting robbed and I’m glad to let everyone know that things have been put back as it should be. I’ve got a new phone, I’ve replaced my IDs and driver’s licences and sorted everything out with the banks. The only irreplaceable items are my student card from university and…Read More
Bali part 2 – On almost drowning, literally.
I don’t know what came over me during my time in Bali, it’s like a switch went off and I wasn’t functioning properly. To top it all off, I almost drowned.Read More