I’ve Chucked my Backpack into Narnia…for now

Give me a moment to brag about my 2017. I’m not going to go hugely into detail; I’ve written at length about the beautiful things I have seen/done/witnessed/eaten like the backpack wanker I am. This is more about how I feel as a result, and how bloody lucky I am as a person of this world, […]

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Beach Body Butter Ball: The Revolution Starts Here

Disclaimer: This now makes absolutely no sense as I am back in England and the prospect of a bikini is basically non existent. Ps: Hot dogs or legs? A massive conundrum when backpacking or really in life in general; the beach bod. Now, I have never been a gym bunny goer, a lover of exercise […]

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Sweaty Betty does Cambodia

There was a time when I was once backpacking around Thailand, I was deep in a market that was so large it had a map to get around it, the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day: and I was absolutely drenched. I looked like someone had poured a bottle of water over […]

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A Melons Marathon in Singapore

*Not an actual marathon, don’t be ridiculous. So after being kicked out of Australia (because Malcolm basically doesn’t like me, don’t hate me cause you ain’t me) I ventured fourth to Singapore. There wasn’t much reasoning behind going to Singapore, beside it being one of the cheaper places to fly to and out from. Though […]

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A Year in Australia in One Blog Post

As with all my blog posts, this isn’t going to be your when, where, what to do post. This if anything is my ode to Australia, a country I never liked, never got on with, didn’t understand and wanted to leave the minute I got there. BUT, its also a tribute to a country that […]

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Julie Andrews Floating Down The River Gin

The majority of my friends, I couldn’t tell you where they came from. They were just there one day. I don’t remember the first words we said to each other, just one day they were attached to me for the rest of their lives, imprinted on my heart and trapped in my phone; those poor, […]

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Basically a List of What I Ate in Bali

This is not your typical ‘where, when, how’ travel blog piece. This is where I tell you predominately how lazy I was, how much I ate and to let me gloat. Here I will also recommend places I liked, really good food, and accommodation I think is actually worth recommending. There will be sarcastic comments, realities, […]

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The Rules of a Lackpacker

There is a super fun part of travelling. A subject so hushed up and silent that its existence becomes a secret. An essential part of the backpacking experience, the secret is shared by everyone with a rucksack the size of their body and the weight of a small wardrobe. By everyone who has tan that […]

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The Intrepid Solo Traveller

So the crucial factor in any travelling situation, let alone in a solo one, is this; Do you, or do you not, go naked in the shower? Yes, there are cubicles with doors and locks, there is privacy, there are also people; everywhere. But a bikini dousing is not enough. You just cannot get clean like […]

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Late night mash dash

So, Ive just ordered takeaway mash potato to be delivered to my hotel. Yes. I am that girl. I also don’t look like the below photo without the help of good lighting, make up, filters and fat pants. Saucy. So hi! My name is Alex, AKA Melons, the nickname I have been so uncomfortably and […]

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