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Tag: Solo Backpacking

No, Solo Travelling Does Not Make Me A Brave Person

This was a talk I first gave at PechaKucha Petaling Jaya. Video transcript below. 

When I was 18, mum and dad packed my bags and sent me off to the US for a working holiday programme. I was hesitant to go, but my parents were so excited for me to see the world. It was an opportunity they never had.

9 Important Questions About Solo Female Travel Answered

Hello friends! A few months ago, Expedia Singapore roped me in for an exciting International Women’s Day campaign called ‘Women with Capes’. It’s a series of interviews with intrepid female travellers in Asia about their adventures around the world, how it began, and how travelling helped them unlocked strengths to become strong, independent women.

Through ‘Women with Capes’, we want to girls to know that  the world is yours to explore too.

How I Accidentally Became A Cross-dresser In Somaliland

A guest post by zaina brown

Crossing a border into someplace new always gave me a jolt of excitement. That first impression could be warm like a hug, polite like a handshake, or rude like a middle finger. Somaliland, however, felt like a punch in the face. Was this whole trip a big mistake? For the first time in my life, I considered flat-out giving up on a country – and it hadn’t even been 24 hours.

Interview: The Dream Life Of A Solo Travel Blogger in Malaysia

This has been one of my favourite media interviews so far!

In the run-up to ZafigoX 2018 of which I was a speaker, I was interviewed on radio station BFM89.9. It was for a show called HerVantage, a weekly segment focusing on women of leadership and influence in all strata of society.

The Type Of Friends You Make When Travelling Solo

What kind of friends do I make when I travel solo?

Good ones. Real ones. Beautiful ones.

Why you should travel light and how to do it like a pro

As the old adage goes, less is more. When it comes to traveling, more is unnecessary and less is your shoulders thanking you for not putting them through the gates of hell.

The Biggest Fears Women Travellers Face & How To Overcome Them

“YOU WANT TO DO WHAT!?”

Mom freaked out the first time I told her I wanted to backpack solo. Sem break was coming up and I was dreaming of going to Sabah for two short weeks. But that was not going to happen.

The Wandering Writer

Woohooo! November started with a bang when I hit a big milestone for this travel blog! My honest article on Brunei went viral there and the site crashed after it was flooded with traffic.

Jordan’s Open Secret: The Romantic Bedouin Sex Travel Scam

It’s flattering to be a woman travelling in Jordan. Everywhere I went – whether walking along the streets or having dinner at a restaurant on my own – friendly local men would come up to me and welcome me to their country.