One place in during my trip in China I was super excited to visit, was of course the Great Wall. The original plan was to visit the wall via a tour that I could book through my hostel, however things slightly changed after my trip to the Summer Palace in Beijing. Arriving at the palace I struggled to buy tickets (not speaking or reading Chinese!) … So, I decided to ask a helpful looking group of tourists in front of me for assistance. After talking for a while, I then proceeded to spend the entire day with them. The day…

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My trip to travel in China has finally arrived! A new adventure begins. After months of planning and waiting, I have eventually made the long trip across to China to begin my 6-month travel adventure. Apart from my ankles looking like the size of grapefruits due to the long flight, sitting down for hours, and the extreme heat; I am hugely overwhelmed and delighted to have arrived. For some, the news of travelling in China will come out of the blue. For that I must apologise. I had these great plans to right numerous blogs about my planning, my feelings…

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If you’re new to the blog, here’s a little fact to start: I LOVE HIKING! If you’ve read the blog, and follow me on instagram, you’ll probably already know that, and feeling like I’m stating the blatantly obvious. Sorrryyy! But what I love even more is that Northern Ireland has some absolutely cracking places to hike within such easy reach, that it would be wrong not to visit so often. Over the years living here, I have not made the most of what’s on offer. It is only recently that I have started to venture out and see the wonders…

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Despite living so close (in Northern Ireland), I have not taken the time to explore much of the Republic of Ireland. I can’t believe how obtuse I have been to what is sitting on my own doorstep. I’ve started to dedicate a lot of time to discovering the wonders of home, and it has been magic so far! Last weekend I took a VERY spontaneous trip down to Wicklow. The decision was easy after seeing a picture of Glendalough when strolling through instagram on the Friday morning. By that lunchtime I had booked a hostel, and quickly filled my boot…

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After talking about it for sooo long, I finally have visited Morocco (which most of you have probably realised from my instagram!) It’s a country that has been at the top of my ‘travel list’ for a while. The thoughts of busy souks, the Atlas Mountain range, the fabulous looking tagines and the bright Moroccan tiling/decor, have been pulling at my strings. I have also had the joy of listening to countless stories from my parents, who have visited the country many times through mission work. However, I had always been a tad nervous about travelling to Morocco. Reading the…

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