Summer travels 2016

Oh dear, my attempt to ‘brush off the cobwebs’ didn’t go very well! In my defence, university and exams essentially dominated my life for the last few months and so everything else had to wait its turn. Unfortunately, this did mean that I didn’t ever write about my trip to Italy in Easter. After up to eight hours of walking around studying historical sites and museums each day, returning home to cook dinner, write up my notes, work on my essay, and attempting some revision, blogging was honestly the last thing on my mind.

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Maybe at some point i’ll catch up with my Italy trip!?

But now it’s the summer! Which means that whilst I will still be busy, I should (crossed fingers) be able to write far more than I have previously. At least that’s the plan…

Summer travels begin this year on Saturday. Well, to be precise, they begin at 3:05 pm when my plane leaves English soil (hopefully!) First I’ll be flying to Vietnam, which I will be exploring with three university friends. We will be visiting Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh, as well as a trip to Ha Long Bay. We will then be travelling into Cambodia and are visiting Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Sadly, that’s where I have to cut short travels with my friends and won’t be seeing the rest of Cambodia or Thailand. On the other hand, I am flying over to Shanghai to work as an English teacher for around two months so I think that that can be forgiven! And besides, I’m determined to explore Asia again soon.

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My summer travels…

As for China, my travel plans still really remain a mystery. As I said I’m working in Shanghai for two months, and at the end of the trip I know that i’ll be spending about five days in Yangshuo which I am so excited about it’s kind of absurd. I’ll be flying back from Hong Kong and thanks to some very generous family friends who have offered me their spare bedroom, it looks like i’ll be exploring the city for about a week! But the rest of my time in China is still waiting to be organised.

In all honesty, i’m not sure how much time i’ll have to do my blog whilst I’m out there as  I am technically working, but I’m determined to do as much as I can. So stay tuned and even if I don’t write much, my instagram will always have new things to see!

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” –  Terry Pratchet

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