Travel

KL, Petronas Towers and Batu Caves

The roads were windy as we descended from the Highlands, it was rather scary too watching the driver navigate through the narrow roads. The bus had Kuala Lumpur on the front – our next stop. The lush green tea plantations were a stark contrast from the skyscrapers that welcomed us in the Malaysian capital with […]

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Tea, Chocolate Cake and Jungles

After a 4 hour journey across motorways and winding climbing roads we arrived in the Cameron Highlands, which are pushing 2,000m. We arrived in Tanah Rata which is surrounded by lush green tea plantations in the early evening. An Indian was on the agenda for our evening meal. My starter arrived after my main, with […]

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Art, Travel

Dim Sum, Minions and Cats

It was a bit like Sushi, small bowls and lots of them and strained tea with our lips. We ventured for Chinese Dim Sum for breakfast trying just about everything on offer! A very different breakfast to the British fry up.      Penang has become famous for its street art in the last few years […]

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Travel

Snakes, Colonialism and Temples

Friday was our first full day in Penang in north west Malaysia. The climate was noticeably different and we were greeted by warm rain for the first time in our adventure. We took to the streets in a minibus with an English speaking guide who pointed out the colonial influence on the city, with beautifully […]

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Travel

Elephants, Back Cracks and Boxing

Wednesday was classed as our ‘free day’ on Koh Samui and the group could do whatever they wanted. We opted for a welcomed lie in and got up about 9. We headed to the strip with its array of souvenirs, fake branded clothing, massage parlours and bars, shopping on the way down. I had the […]

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Balloon Kenya, Business, Travel, University

ARTICLE – Balloon Kenya: Student Helps Business Balloon in Kenya – Sheffield Hallam University Article

Entrepreneurs in Kenya have had their business prospects boosted thanks to support from a Sheffield Hallam University student. Dan Garlick, a final-year business studies student, spent the summer in the Kenyan town of Nakuru where he provided valuable business advice to local traders. The 21-year-old from Loughborough, was one of 24 students from across the […]

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Balloon Kenya, Business, Travel, University

BLOG – Hello Sheffield!

First of all apologies for the silence! I made it home from Kenya safely, but I’ve had a whirlwind two weeks. It was surreal during my last weekend in Kenya having visited West Gate Mall just two weeks before the attack. The siege was plastered all over the Kenyan media, just as it was when […]

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