Environment, Travel, Vietnam

HaLong Bay: A Rubbish Truth

A common Bucket List Item, and certainly one of mine, Ha Long Bay is world renowned, and an extremely popular destination in northern Vietnam. I happily visited last year with a group of friends, and was utterly astonished. The photos definitely don’t lie - it’s gorgeous! Limestone karsts tower above the sapphire blue waters. Tiny… Continue reading HaLong Bay: A Rubbish Truth


Book Review: Sleeper’s Castle

Title: Sleeper’s Castle Author: Barbara Erskine Genre: Historical fiction Published: June 2016 Publisher: Harper Collins Format: ebook (Kindle) (bought) My rating: 5/5 🌟 About the book:(From Goodreads) Two women, centuries apart. One endless nightmare tearing Wales apart – and only they can stop it. Hay-On-Wye, 1400 – War is brewing in the Welsh borders, Catrin… Continue reading Book Review: Sleeper’s Castle


Monthly Review: August

I believe I say this every month but... oh my goodness how fast did August go?? It's been a busy month for me here in China! We had our Summer Camp, which meant a LOT of planning, even more preparing, and extremely long days and weeks before FINALLY it was over! Whilst it was fun,… Continue reading Monthly Review: August


Booker Prize 2019 Shortlist: Thoughts

As I posted my thoughts when the longlist was announced, I thought I'd do a similar post about the shortlist! In Tuesday, the shortlist was announced, and (no beating around the bush here!) I was disappointed. Firstly, though I endeavoured to read as much of the longlist as I could before the announcement on Tuesday,… Continue reading Booker Prize 2019 Shortlist: Thoughts


Book Review: Night Boat To Tangier

Title: Night Boat To Tangier Author: Kevin Barry Genre: Literary fiction Date of publication: June 20th, 2019 Publisher: Canongate Format: ebook (Kindle) (bought) My rating: 3.5/5 Note: This book has been longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 and is my sixth read along my own Booker Prize Journey! About the book: (From Goodreads) It’s late… Continue reading Book Review: Night Boat To Tangier