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Tonlé Sap in Cambodia

Tonle Sap in Cambodia – The Trip that Changed my Life

No matter which way I slice it, the beginning of 2010 was a monumentally shit time for me. My personal life had fallen apart and I couldn’t stop crying. My sleeping pattern was in tatters and in the darkest parts of the night I lay in my bed, straining my eyes against the dim bedside light, flipping through travel brochures…. Read more →

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Read how to visit, where to stay and why this trip changed my life.... Read more →
acl-surgery-recovery

ACL Repair Surgery – What They Don’t Tell You (and My Recovery)

I recently had ACL repair surgery, which most people who follow this blog will already know. For my regular readers, apologies for the break away from my usual travel topic. If you have zero interest in reading about my ACL repair surgery, how about a few travel articles you might not have read yet: 10 Travel Experiences Everyone Should Have… Read more →

ACL repair surgery - here's 15 things they don't tell you together with my ACL recovery experience each day and week after surgery. I'll update over time.... Read more →
culture shock experiences

50 Biggest Culture Shock Experiences

Culture shock is defined as the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. For me, culture shock is that ‘oh, wow’ moment when you lock eyes on something that you’ve never seen before and you know that it will stay with you forever, no matter how far… Read more →

Here's my 50 biggest culture shock experiences with pictures from visiting over 60 countries in the past 6 years of travels. Culture shock moments last.... Read more →
Life after being a digital nomad for 5 years (1)

Coming home after being a digital nomad for 5 years…

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I left the UK in 2010 and have been roaming the globe, living the digital nomad lifestyle ever since. You’ll also know that a ridiculous knee injury in the British Virgin Islands has put me on less glamorous British National Health Service waiting list for ACL reconstruction. It involves hamstrings and scalpels… Read more →

What's it like when you quit the digital nomad lifestyle after 5 years and finally go home? From the good to the bad and the ugly, here's the truth you need to know.... Read more →
Turning 40 Life

So, that was my 30s…

On the eve of my 30th birthday, I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. I should have been at home, putting together the final plans for my birthday celebration. Instead, I was hundreds of miles away dreading a funeral. It turned out to be a sign of things to come: my 30’s would be defined as the decade where… Read more →

On the eve of my 30th birthday, I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. I should have been at home, putting together the final plans for my birthday celebration. Instead, I was hundreds of miles away dreading a funeral. It turned out to be a sign of things to come: my 30’s would be defined as the decade where… Read more →

When Life Screams: Stop Travelling

When Life Screams: Stop Travelling

The moment my cruciate ligament ruptured in my knee has left a visceral imprint in my mind. It wasn’t so much the popping sound, although I can conjure up the exact noise at a moment’s notice. Nor was it the pain, which wasn’t as bad as you might imagine because, apparently, the more severe the knee injury, the less pain you… Read more →

After suffering a ruptured ligament, my travel plans have been put on hold against my wishes. What's a nomad to do when they're forced to stop travelling?... Read more →
Best travel Blogs Ever

Indiana Jo’s Best Travel Blogs Ever

Looking for the best travel blogs ever on Indiana Jo? Read on… I usually start the New Year with a wish list of the places I want to visit in the coming year (you can see where I wanted to go in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). Sometimes I get to the places as planned. More often than not, I… Read more →

Some of the best travel blogs on Indiana Jo. From Africa to Asia to missed flights to the travel around Italy, there's something for every traveler.... Read more →
The Things I No Longer Say

The Things I No Longer Say

The lies I’ve started to tell… I’m in law. I work in retail. I work in a hotel. I’m an administrator. I work in a bar. I’m a data entry person.  These are the answers I’ve started to give when people ask (and they always ask) what I do. None of the answers are true, of course, not any more, although… Read more →

The lies I’ve started to tell… I’m in law. I work in retail. I work in a hotel. I’m an administrator. I work in a bar. I’m a data entry person.  These are the answers I’ve started to give when people ask (and they always ask) what I do. None of the answers are true, of course, not any more, although… Read more →

Is Detroit Safe?

Is Detroit Safe? The Answer From Someone Who’s Been

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to Detroit. I’d heard great things about the city from fellow travel bloggers Hecktic Travels and LLWorld Tour: Detroit is the comeback city, regeneration is happening… and there’s an amazing BBQ joint. That last point is usually enough to take me to any city, regardless of scare stories. And boy are… Read more →

Is Detroit safe? With well above average crime statistics and no end of scare stories in the media, read what it's really like in Detroit for tourists.... Read more →
Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

I’m an Uber user. I’m also a 5ft tall woman who travels around the world solo. And I regularly get asked is Uber safe to use. Worse, I often get told that Uber isn’t safe. Usually by people who’ve never taken an Uber. So, what’s the deal? Is Uber safe to use or not? If Uber’s done one thing, it’s caused… Read more →

Is Uber safe to use? As a solo female traveller who uses Uber for 90% of rides, I'll share my experience of Uber and introduce the many drivers I've met.... Read more →