Welcome to the Happy Light Traveller! After travelling South East Asia in 2015-2016 I decided to combine my love for travelling and personal growth in a blog that would inspire you. I not only want to do this with my stories and personal insights (which I have named "inner ramblings") but also with my recent love for photography! Travelling alone put everything I have blogged about in the past to the test. Being fearless and confident, taking leaps of faith, practising love and compassion were some of the things I experienced or witnessed on my journey. The quote below sums up Happy Light Traveller. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." William Arthur Ward Enjoy!
Java: The learning curve, the transformation from city girl to back packer that wanted to make the most of her spontaneous trip. An island nestled between Sumatra and Bali that would open my eyes to its magical archaeological sites, volcanic beauty, art and of course, the ever so warm and kind people of Java. Inner … Continue reading Volcanoes of Java
I know the title is long. It amuses me. To be honest when I first got to Gili Trawangan I was like...WHAT? If you travel a lot you have seen many places right? and if you have something you are use to which for me was slightly more organised and safer ways of travelling, arriving … Continue reading 9 things to do on Gili Trawangan (apart from partying)
You may be familiar with Bali because you are from South East Asia, stumbled on this special place whilst studying South East Asian History, heard about it from friends or like me, you read Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and fell in love with the place! If you love to travel and have dreamed of … Continue reading Eat, Pray, Love in Bali…not quite
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Here are some fun questions for you! What is the most spontaneous, craziest thing you have done? What is the most craziest thing you would like to do? Have you ever missed a flight…intentionally? Can you think of a time when you wanted to just shout out two (often harsh) words and get on the … Continue reading Love yourself enough and travel!
When my friend Denise knew I was coming back to Singapore she jumped at the chance to begin my adventures with me. She greeted me at the airport and it all began to seem surreal to me that I had returned. When I met the rest of the girls that evening I realised this would be harder … Continue reading Beginning of Trust in Penang
I fell in love When I first arrived in Singapore in December 2014 I fell in love with the place. I thought, why aren't more people moving here?! I remember thinking it was a great way to ease yourself in to South East Asia or life as an expat as it has A LOT of home … Continue reading Singapore
London. My journey has always started here. Birth. Family. Study. Love. Work. Home. Growth. This is the moment I was going on my BA flight from London to Singapore. I had a one way ticket. I knew this journey would be different. I made a decision to not resist the uncertainty and my lack of a … Continue reading The beginning…