QUESTIONS FOR TRAVELLER: FRANCESCA JENKINS

I met Francesca in Bangkok through a Facebook group called Backpacking South East Asia Solo. We happened to be in Bangkok at the same where she was also travelling solo and so we spent a few days together. After 2 days I swear it felt like I knew Fran for much, much longer! Fran was my first travel buddy and I was hers, that’s already something special. <3
Lets see what she has to say….

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MY BANGKOK EXPERIENCE

I am going to share some of my experiences, my favourite places to eat, where I stayed and general tips.
So my official solo trip started on the 4th October 2017 and it all began taking a flight with Thai Airlines to Bangkok. My flight was relatively cheap at £350 one way and direct.

So, I spent my week at a Hostel called VM1 Hostel which is located around a 5 minute walk to the BTS line station Sanam Pao.
I wanted to start off my first week slowly and it was also the perfect way to get over jet lag.

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TOP HEALTHY PLACES TO EAT IN BANGKOK

Here are my favourite places that I managed to visit during my week in Bangkok. As I am gluten and dairy intolerant this post will focus on that but it will also have places with vegan options.
I must say that the street food in Bangkok was really amazing and I seriously could of lived off it and with it being super cheap it was perfect (especially for my wallet). BUT, every now and then I do like to treat myself and so here is my list of yummy places to go and eat at. Being gluten and dairy intolerant sometimes finding food that I could eat was difficult. Breakfast was especially tricky as I didn’t always want to have rice or noodles so early in the morning but with Bangkok having a great mix of places to eat for all budgets. You can find something no matter what your budget is.

Here is a list of my favourite places:

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24 POINTS ONLY A LONDONER WOULD UNDERSTAND

I am a Londoner born and bred. I find London is so unique and a great place to be and most people come to London with the intention of making it a 5 month- 1 year MAXIMUM experience. Then before you know it… BOOM its been 5 years or more and you too are now an adopted Londoner. So I know you will get where I’m coming from.

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TAPAS AND FLAMENCO IN SEVILLE

Seville was a place that unexpectedly blew me away. From the food that was amazing to the history and architecture. I hired an apartment from Airbnb which was the most adorable place ever! Oh did I mention that I visited in June where temperatures were 40 degrees! I have never felt that kind of heat before in my LIFE and I can tell you that 40 degrees is HOT! lol

I walked absolutely everywhere and everything was just stunning however the things that come to mind that literally blew me away was The Alcazar which was STUNNING and Plaza de Espagna! I remember just walking around the corner and BAM getting the full view of it was just mind blowing! I have not enough good things to say about Seville. It was literally so beautiful that it is hands down the most beautiful place I have been to in Europe.

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LA BELLA VITA TUSCANY

It was a dream come true when I finally got to shoot a wedding in Siena Tuscany!

Obviously I added a few extra days to really make the most of my time there and I stayed at Borgo Sicelle which is located in Castellina in Chianti. Franco who runs the place with his family was super nice and really helpful! Man has patience especially with all my emails and questions. Oh and I have to mention right outside our door step was a beautiful restaurant called Uscio E Bottega Sicelle. They didnt have a menu as everything is fresh so they tell you what they have for the day and at night they switch on the fairy lights which makes it look so magical….I WILL be back! I still dream about that meat. Oh and for all you gluten free dairy free eaters. It was great to see how much they had to offer in the supermarket.

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS // DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

The state of our mental health is everything.

Mental health issues includes Bi Polar, Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and lots more.

What is depression and anxiety?

To me, depression and anxiety is a battle with your emotions and primarily your mind. Depression is the dark voice inside your head and it makes you believe many, many things. Maybe that your not good enough or even that life is not worth living in really extreme cases and it can effect anyone! Just recently the lead singer of Linkin Park committed suicide and he was also so open about his battle with depression.

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THE RED CITY OF MARRAKESH

For the last 4 years or so I have wanted to go to Marrakesh, The Red City so badly but for one reason or another it just never seemed to manifest into reality.

When it worked out that mine and my friend Sonja’s days off crossed over at the same time it just seemed too good of a chance to miss and not take this chance to go away together. So, off I went on Expedia and found a bargain of a deal, £250 for flights AND accommodation for 3 nights at a really beautiful Riad Palais Calipau. I was finally going to Marrakesh so I had to make sure that we got to see absolutely everything so it was my goal to try and maximise our time while we were there.

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POEM: CANCER

This was a picture I took of my dad on the last time we visited Sicily together which was in 2016. We went to Porto Palo and he climbed up on the rocks by the port and had a silent moment to himself. I remember hearing him cry from a distance… and I also remember my heart breaking knowing there was nothing I could do.

This is a poem I wrote a while back while my dad was still alive.

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A PEEK INTO MONTE CARLO

Monte Carlo was soo pretty but I must say it has to be the most expensive place I have been so far. The pebbled beach was not a highlight as my feet are way too soft for them. It literally feels like each pebble is spearing through the soles of my feet. I have to say that unless there is sand I never really consider it a real beach lol. Continue reading “A PEEK INTO MONTE CARLO”