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How to Overcome Anxiety Through Travel
How to Overcome Anxiety Through Travel

Things did not immediately get better upon my return like I expected them to. I wondered how to overcome anxiety and I discovered the key was to travel solo once again, to do something that challenged me as a person. I needed to learn how to be independent again, how...

The Most Beautiful Restaurants in Vietnam
The most Beautiful Restaurants in Vietnam

I must admit, one of the biggest reasons why I wanted to visit Vietnam was because of the food. I love noodle soups and Vietnam does them like no other country. After having fallen in love with Pho back in London already, I knew I was going to go to...

Serendipity Tess’ Bliss Report – Month 4

Month 4 was a very different Month to all the previous ones. I crammed two new countries in a month, Vietnam and Laos, and experienced two different travel styles: solo and buddy travel.After an initial bumpy start to my solo travels in Vietnam, I started loving it so much that...

Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City? Hanoi!
Hanoi – a Beautiful Mess

My photography is heavily focused on capturing a ‘beautiful mess’. Give me a broken wall, add some colours to it, dot some leaves around and I’m in my element! For whatever reason, my eye is always immediately focused on imperfections. They fascinate me. In my photography, but also in life,...

Travelling from Vietnam to Laos by Bus

When I researched on the Vietnam – Laos border crossing bus (or vice versa from Vietnam to Laos), all I could find was doom and gloom stories about how dangerous it was, how long it takes, how it should be avoided at all cost. I was advised to splash out...

Hoi An. A Love Letter in Pictures.

Hoi An. You make my heart beat faster. I’m in love with you. Ever since I first wandered through your old city, I knew, every other town I will visit in future will have a hard time competing with you. It was love at first sight. I never wanted to...

Vietnamese Egg Coffee Recipe
How to make Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Now this was an interesting find when I wandered through the streets of Hanoi one morning. I had seen several signs of this peculiar egg coffee throughout my stay in Hanoi and then one day I tried. OMG. Why have I not tried this before? It looks like a dessert...

Welcome to Vietnam! Musings on travelling solo.

This one evening, I was happily minding my own business – about to order my dinner at this street food stall, looking forward to half an hour of uninterrupted simply being with myself, when this dutch woman sits opposite of me. Eurgh. Really…what is it with people? I would never...

Recipe: Vietnamese Pho

Vietnamese Food. I could write love poems for you. I knew before I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City that I loved Noodle soups. Having spent a month in Thailand prior to that wetted my appetite already to try different types of soups all across Asia. I’m also a massive...