The Grumpy Traveller: Vol 1

This week on Bella Green I'd like to introduce a very special guest writer - The Grumpy Traveller, who will be talking about some of the trials and tribulations discovered during long term travel. I think in this day and age where certain bloggers and people on social media paint pristine pictures of their lives it's important to … Continue reading The Grumpy Traveller: Vol 1

Japan: Fantastic Food Capital – Osaka

With a local motto of 'kuidadore' (meaning 'eat till you drop'), it's no surprise that most of the weight I'd lost after 3 weeks in China has nearly all gone back on. Osaka has been claimed to not only be the food capital of Japan, but possibly the food capital of the world. After being … Continue reading Japan: Fantastic Food Capital – Osaka

China: Yangshuo’s Secret Beach (Plastic Problems)

It all started two days ago with our hostel host telling us about a 'secret beach' (very cliche I know!). Yesterday morning we gathered some street food snacks, plenty of water and headed out on foot to find the beach. After three hours of walking in 30°C and 80% humidity we gave up and headed … Continue reading China: Yangshuo’s Secret Beach (Plastic Problems)

Bringing Back the Milkman/Woman

Ahead of Plastic Free July me and my Mam were discussing what will be our biggest challenges. One thing that cropped up was buying milk. I then remembered reading an article months ago about how milkmen and women are on the rise in London because of people demanding less plastic. From that point my Mam … Continue reading Bringing Back the Milkman/Woman

Zero Waste Wonders

You've all heard me harping on and on about plastic pollution and it seems some of our efforts to reduce the amount of plastic we use are finally paying off! A recent study by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has found that the number of plastic bags on the seabeds surrounding the … Continue reading Zero Waste Wonders

Happy Chinese New Year!

2018: the year of the dog. Also the year I travel to China! On 4th September I will be boarding a plane to Beijing with a backpack to explore Asia and beyond... here's my planned travel route so far... Moving forward this blog may take a different turn, but there will always be an ethical, … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!

Sunday Share

This weekend I haven't moved very far from the couch, had a very VERY lazy one. So for my blog post this week I thought I'd continue with the laziness and just share with you (from my couch) my thoughts on five things that are on my radar. Ecosia - My new search engine. A … Continue reading Sunday Share