Hội An (會安) translates as "peaceful meeting place" and after some of the places we've been to in Vietnam this peacefulness really was welcomed. It was also a 'meeting place' in every sense as it's where I met my parents. Located on the coast in the middle of Vietnam, Hoi An is an old port … Continue reading Vietnam: Sustainable City Guide – Hoi An
Chiang Mai is northern Thailand's largest city located in a valley on the banks of the Ping River. The city itself is quite modern but has an old town surrounded by gates and walls which further afield is surrounded by rainforest, mountains and waterfalls. Getting around Despite being the north's largest city, Chiang Mai isn't too … Continue reading Thailand: Sustainable City Guide – Chiang Mai
I'm not sure how it's happened but December is actually here, which means Christmas is just round the corner. For me, this year will be very different. It'll be my first ever Christmas away from home and family as we'll be spending it in Sri Lanka, replacing Turkey and trimmings for a veggie curry and … Continue reading 10 Sustainable Stocking Fillers For Travellers
A few years ago I did a Mental Health First Aid course which for me was life changing (and not just because it came in the nick of time after some hardcore festivaling at Benicassim). It taught me the best language to use, what signs to spot, where to sign post people for help and … Continue reading Are we coping?
I usually do yoga at my local leisure centre and recently they've added some extra sessions of piyo and pilates which I can't wait to get stuck into. I've also started going to an outdoor yoga session which is held at Whistlewood Common (a community-owned area of land in my parent's town) one Friday a … Continue reading Asquith – Yoga