The Beach Hustler

“What did you say your name was?” “Mahesul” I logged it as Hustle, which wasn’t so hard to remember given his next offer. “What is your plan tomorrow?” “Well…we…” “Meet me at 5am. I take you out on the water.” I raised my eyebrow at my boyfriend. The man had fiercely glittering eyes and a toothy…

Show me the way to Cristo Blanco!

Our ankles twist off the cobbles as the snarling dog pack heads our way. A brown stray with clumps of fur dangling from his hind leg edges towards us, and the steep road falls away to the valley behind. From above, our picture is framed with a backdrop of grey granite hemmed with ashen grass,…

8 things I regret packing on my travels

After ten weeks of backpacking and hauling my big pink rucksack around SE Asia, I realise that some items were essential and some were just dead weights. Here’s 8 things I wish I hadn’t packed retrospectively: 1. Warm clothes Denim and woollen things are heavy to lug around and not that suitable in the downpours,…