I was very pleased recently to see a good friend I hadn’t spoken too for quite a while. He’s just come back from Russia after spending a few months over there as part of his university degree.

We got chatting about travelling. Nearly 5 years ago now, just before we started college, me, him and a group of others spent a month in Cambodia and Thailand. We worked in an orphanage in a place called Battambang in Cambodia and then spent some time trekking in the jungles of Thailand in the Chiang Rai region. It was all part of a World Challenge Expedition, a company that take youngsters to different parts of the world to engage in project work. They gave me the big old travel bug! Continue reading