• U.K.

    Edinburgh at Christmas!

    Let’s start this post with I LOVE CHRISTMAS.  I love everything about Christmas, I love the romantic vibe, the beautiful lit up streets, I love how people think about family at Christmas and I love cosying up by the fire and watching the terrible movies.  I truly love everything about Christmas.  I would also like to formally apologise to everyone who doesn’t feel this way and I’m sorry for writing this post in June, truly sorry. Last Christmas, I took a trip to Edinburgh to check out their Christmas vibes. Edinburgh is a beautiful city in Scotland, it has a distinctly quaint characteristic whilst still being a big city –…

  • cambodia

    top tips for travelling Cambodia style!!

    After travelling to Cambodia, I have come up with some top tips to help you guys get the most out of your travels! Enjoy… Grab Get Grab guys. Grab is like the Uber of south east Asia, you can use it in Cambodia to order taxis to pick you up from your location! This is super handy for obvious reasons, it means you can get a ride without any confusion about where you are going and without any worries about being overcharged! If you have heard the horror stories about westerners being charged a fortune for a ride, seriously get Grab, it gives you a price before you even book…

  • cambodia

    8 amazing things to do in Kampot

    Bokor mountain Riding up Bokor Mountain on a motorbike is my top thing to do in Kampot, it’s actually so far one of my top things to do in life. This stunning nature reserve of lush green forest is a stark contrast to the dusty dry roads of much of other parts of Cambodia and well worth the trip if you are far away. Luckily we were staying super close, so after having a lack of itinerary for most of the week, we found Bokor mountain and rode to the top. There are beauty spots along the way to stop and take in the unimaginable views and at the top…

  • cambodia

    exploring Kampot – my story

    As I sat in Boston airport, I thought about the long journey I had ahead of me…  I had booked my return flight back to England from Boston, America before I planned to go to south east Asia, this meant I had to book my flight from London to Phnom Penh at a time which coincided with when due to land in LHR from the US.  Of course, I didn’t, I booked it a day earlier due to overnight flights/time differences/general stupidity!  Anyway I managed to fix this in a very expensive yet efficient (panicky) manner—make sure you always double check your flights!!!! I flew at 11pm Boston time for…

  • vietnam

    10 food and drinks you HAVE to try in Vietnam

    Coffee Super strong and super sweet – Vietnamese coffee (ca phe) is famous around the world for a reason! Iced in the hot weather of southern Vietnam there really is nothing better.  Vietnamese coffee is made from Robusta which is grown in Vietnam, it has a super high caffeine content so beware of drinking too much!  The coffee is made using a little drip filter which drips over a layer of condensed milk (sua) or served black, it will be served with a glass of ice (da) and a delicious cup of iced green tea (tra da pronounced chada).  The sticky sweet condensed milk gives this iced coffee a truly…

  • america

    how vermont changed my mind about travelling america…

    In January 2020 I literally quit my jobs and packed my bags! I packed a medium sized backpack (hand luggage) for the plane – the only luggage I would take for an indefinite amount of time travelling.  The packing issues didn’t end at the fact that I was going for a long time, but there was also the fact that I was starting my trip in Vermont in January (snow, cold, need boots kinda vibe) and then going straight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where it was a sweltering 33 degrees Celsius the day I landed…regardless, the uncertainty of my financial situation having just quit my job made me anxious to…

  • intro

    how did we get here?

    Despite being a relatively productive quarantine-r, I have spent more time than I care to admit browsing AirBnB for all the places I need to visit once the Coronavirus pandemic becomes less of, well, a pandemic. I decided to start the gbgoesplaces blog for this reason.  I had just found my travel bug when Covid-19 began to hit the UK and I had to return to England from Vietnam, I went from having the happiest time of my life in South East Asia with the 30 degree sun shining down on me, to having to move back in with mum and dad in soggy Somerset.  At the ripe old age…