From Geckos to Humidity and Drinking from a Bag

Singapore was inevitably going to throw some cultural differences in my way. But with this in mind, nothing could truly prepare me for the weather. My first few weeks saw me constantly searching for the nearest aircon and reapplying deodorant every half hour. A few months on and I have definitely acclimatised to the heat, … More From Geckos to Humidity and Drinking from a Bag

My first impression of America when I got here was definitely how big it is

My first impression of America when I got here was definitely how big it is. I arrived in the evening and decided to walk around the campus a little and city to get my bearing. Immediately I could tell how large the place was (by large I mean open-spaced). Whereas London where I live is … More My first impression of America when I got here was definitely how big it is

First month abroad

I’ve now lived in Leipzig for just under a month so I thought it would be good to share my experience here so far on this blog. Leipzig is a truly amazing place – lots of people refer to it as ‘Hypezig’ or ‘a smaller/better Berlin’ and I can really see why. There’s so much … More First month abroad

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Originally posted on Abs'ventures:
Spontaneously booking a flight to Vietnam for the upcoming weekend reminded me exactly why Singapore is the perfect base for travelling around Southeast Asia. With just 1 hour and 45 minutes in the air, we landed in Ho Chi Minh City, situated in the south of the Vietnam. Chaotic: the…

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Originally posted on Abs'ventures:
Despite having already been to Kuala Lumpur a few years ago, I went back for the weekend with a group of friends who wanted to go (did someone say FOMO?). With some of us arriving on a later flight, we turned up to our apartment only to be given a…

Eating Abroad

Abby Posner – University of Sydney, Australia This may look like your regular, student living style burger, but in reality… it’s kangaroo. Kangaroo meat is as common in Australia as beef is in the UK (or at least so it seems based on my experience so far grocery shopping in Coles supermarket). Kangaroo doesn’t taste … More Eating Abroad