uhhh... so this is happening!

contiki asian adventure travelling with contiki

So I’ve told a few people, but somehow managed to keep it fairly hush hush in the online world! As someone who is a bit of a blabber mouth I’m surprised I’ve kept it quiet for as long as I have. It’s a pretty big deal for me so… As of today I’m off on a 14 day Asian Adventure! Yeap - This social media addict, pampered princess fashion blogger is going travelling.

Im off on a once in a lifetime adventure around Thailand, Cambodia and Laos with the 18 to 35 of travelling tour companies - Contiki. The opportunity arose and I bit the bullet and just went for it. I explain a little more about my reasoning behind this in a post I have scheduled but yeah. I’m going travelling. AS I said I’m going to be in the safe hands of the Contiki guys so I have high hopes. Im a bit terrified as I've never been on a plane on my own let alone going to a whole new continent solo. But... I feel like I’ll be alright!

I have some how managed to organise myself and have get a bunch of posts scheduled to cover me for the time I’m away, although I havent quite managed to do that for my Youtube Channel so I'm sorry I'll be away from that. When I get back Im sure I’ll be posting SO many photos of my trip. Snap happy MLRS is bound to come out.

I am taking a laptop with me (not my Macbook may I add) so I may update with a few photos or maybe a update after a week just so you’ll know that I’m actually alive still. For real time updates I’m sure I’ll be tweeting away (follow me here) and Instagramming all my travels (follow me here). You can take the girl away from the blog but I just can get away from social media.

This was all a bit of a last minute thing and I only got confirmation on Thursday. And Im flying today... which I didnt actually realise at all. So I'm supposed to be flying... well now because wires were crossed I totally didnt realise my flight was today. So THANKFULLY we've moved it and flying at 9pm which is good but has also thrown me into a state of panic. Im supposed to be at Summer in the City but obviously I cant go as I need to panic pack. I feel so awful for not being able to make it but I honestly thought I was going on Monday! Sometimes my life is a little crazy but damn… it’s exciting.

101 comments

  1. oh my god that sound so exciting! have the BEST time!

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  2. This sounds incredible! Have an amazing time, can't wait to see the pictures!

    Lucy at dinosaurdances.com

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  3. THIS IS SO EXCITING!! Hope you have a great time and cant wait for the videos/posts about it :)
    Saadiya x

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  4. oh I am so jealous! Ive been travelling around Australia for the last 9 months and totally loved it! So enjoy your travels, I am sure you'll have lots of fun x

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  5. Wow this sounds so exciting, I hope you have an incredible time, and I cant wait to see the photos.

    Jess x
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  6. so excited for you! life is about being spontaneous! I hope you have an amazing time! xx

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  7. What an amazing adventure! Hope you have a fantastic time xx

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  8. Wow, have an awesome time Lily! And I hope that Aerys comes back very soon, if I lived in London I'd be so up for helping you look for her but I'd need to hop on a plane for that :( xxx

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  9. That is both insane and BRILLIANT!!!! Hope you have an awesome time! xx

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  10. I can't believe your going travelling! I am very very jealous! Your soooo brave going on your own as well, even though you will be with the group, I'm not sure that I could do that!

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  11. What an awesome opportunity! Have loads of fun, can't wait to see pictures!
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  12. Aww Lily! I'm so happy you are able to experience something like that! I truly hope you'll have the best time of your life... And to be honest I totally understand why you feel terrified and excited at the same time... Because in a week I'll also go to Asia (more specifically I'm going to Macau, China) The difference is: I'll move for four/five months... I'll be an exchange student there and yeah, I can honestly say I'm terrified about it but I truly hope it will be an unforgettable experience (in a good way). Anyways, Lily, have loads of fun and I can't wait to see your footage once you come back! x

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  13. Wow this is amazing! I want to do something like this one day! :) I hope you have an amazing adventure! I'll be seeing how you're doing via Twitter :) I can't wait to hear all about it.

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  14. Love your blog, great post!
    -Lauren xoxo

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  15. So jealous! I'm off to Thailand for a month in October and I cannot wait! Hope you have an amazing time, good luck!! xx

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  16. Sounds amazing! Enjoy yourself, can't wait to hear about it.
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    x

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  17. Thats so exciting! Have fun!
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  18. Woaw, seems amazing! Enjoy and have great time there!

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  19. This is amazing, have a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it

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  20. Eek this is so exciting! I went travelling with Contiki for a month when I was 19 and it was one of the best experiences of my life - they looked after all of us so well and I got to meet so many amazing people from all over the world that I'm still in touch with now :) I was so nervous before I left but once I met up with everyone it was absolutely fine, hope you have an incredible time I'm sure you'll love it :) xxx

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  21. This is so exciting! I've never been to Cambodia or Laos, but I can vouch for the fact that Thailand is absolutely beautiful. (With pretty incredible food too!) Have the best time xx

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  22. Thats amazing! hope you have the time of your life :)

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  23. Have an amazing time! I applaud you for being able to say yes and just going for it! xo

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  24. Ahh this is so exciting! Hope you have an amazing time! Can't wait to see pictures!

    Michelle xo
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  25. Wow, Lily! This is going to be such an amazing experience and I hope you have the best time. Lots and lots of love xx

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  26. awesome!
    xx
    daniella
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  27. Wow!! I'm so super jealous! I'm currently saving to hopefully one day go travelling! I hope you have an amazing time, take loads of pictures for us!

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    Amy, X.

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  28. I'm going on the Asian Adventure Tour in January and can't wait! Enjoy! x

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  29. whoa fantastic news ! it really is an once in a lifetime opportunity, have fun Lily x

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  30. That's awesome! Good luck and have fun!

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  31. Sounds so exciting! I'd love to go traveling some day! Best of luck Lily x

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  32. ahhh that is amazing!!!!!

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  33. Lily! You're so lucky! Hope you have fun and be safe! You're gonna have such an amazing time.

    Lots of love,
    Thuy
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  34. wow, you will have an amazing time!

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  35. Have fun Lily, I can't wait to see your photos and hear all about your experience! Have an amazing time x

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  36. Ahhh, this is so exciting! Can't wait to hear about all your adventures x

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  37. Sound exciting, have fun! I can't wait to hear about it and see all the pictures. I really want to go traveling! x

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  38. wow this is amazing lily, so happy your finally off on the travels, something I'm hoping to do in the next year.

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  39. That's amazing! I'll be doing something similar at the end of the year! Cannot wait to follow you on your adventure! :D enjoy and seize the day! :)

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  40. It sounds amazing! I hope you have an absolutely fab time! I'd love for you to do some posts when you're back about what it was like, your feelings on the trip and stuff as i think it would be really insightful :) Enjoy your trip! xx

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  41. Amazing, Lily! Have a fantastic time, what an incredible experience!
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  42. That's so exciting!

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  43. Have an amazing time Lily! What an incredible adventure it'll be:)

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  44. So jealous of you right now! Hope you have an amazing time.. can't wait for the blog posts about it :)

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  45. Oh how exciting! I hope you have a wonderful time :)
    Megan x
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  46. Amazing!

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  47. yeaaaah thats sooo cool ! Have the time of your life! :)
    Love from France, Victoria

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  48. I am insanely jealous!! Yayyyy, i hope you have a great time
    cannot wait to see all the pictures
    stay safe :)

    aimee xo
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  49. This sounds amazing, I'm so exited for you! I hope you have an amazing time and can't wait to see some of your pictures!
    Jodie x
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  50. I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you will have a glorious time! :)

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  51. Oh how exciting! I hope you have lots of fun!

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  52. Eeee, so excited to hear about your trip! I just finished up Europe so my eyes are set on Asia next. Thailand sounds like a dream come true xx

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  53. It sounds like it will be an amazing trip! Have an amazing time!

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  54. i hope you have an amazing time!
    i've been to thailand twice and i loved it
    x
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  55. Enjoy!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  56. This sounds so exciting, have an amazing time. There is seriously nothing more thrilling than the idea of travelling alone, it will be an adventure.

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  57. Thats so cool!! I'm deathly afraid to travel although I really want to experience the world!

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  58. This sounds so exciting! Hope you enjoy it! I hate panic mode so know how that must feel!

    Ayesha xxx
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  59. Have fun !

    Sara,
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  60. It sounds so exciting I hope you have a lovely time. I'd love to go travelling

    Kat x

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  61. Woah this is so exciting! Have fun! I can't wait to follow your journey on Instagram!

    Love Emma xx

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  62. Wow sounds exciting!! Hope you enjoy travelling! xx

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  63. Sounds amazing, can't wait to read your Asia blogposts!

    Charlotte ♡

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  64. what a lovely exiting trip ! I hope everything goes well and aerys comes home safely :)
    Lauren x
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  65. I'm off to Thailand in two weeks, have an amazing time. I can't wait to see all your photos!

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  66. Wow this is amazing! I wish I had the balls to do something like this .. enjoy yourself gorgeous!

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  67. Sounds like such an amazing opportunity, good luck and have a good time!!

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  68. really love your blog and youtube channel its given me such inspiration to start a blog myself I would hope that my blog will someday be as big as what yours is since I've only just started I have a long way to go http://www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk/

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  69. South East Asia is one of my favourite places to travel, you will have such and awesome time, I am so jealous of your adventure. http://copeyjoeblogs.co.uk/

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  70. Wow Lily! So excited for you... what an amazing opportunity! Have a great time xx

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  71. Can't wait for photos already. Have fun and stay safe.


    xo
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  72. You're probably all the way gone by now so have fun!!

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  73. Aww you will love Thailand :) I went when I was 18 and it is lovely.

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  74. Such great news! It's so exciting to travel to some new places, with different culture, and people, and food. Sounds like a dream...
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  75. Great blog,
    I love it!

    xoxo
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  76. this is so nice. Laos is one of the top destination of my bucket list.
    Also, I do understand your fear of flying by yourself, I did it last year to go to the US, but you have the contiki team with you, so you shouldn't be worry.
    Moreover, I have looked to contiki a lot, but i don't have the courage to book a trip by myself. maybe in the future

    so enjoy! it would be awesome

    xx from Italy
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  77. Oh wow! fantastic news! That sounds so exciting, hope you have a great time :D

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  78. That sounds incredible, hope you have an amazing time! So jealous, I've always wanted to go travelling but never got up the guts to take that plunge!
    Sam
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  79. Good luck in Asia--that's so exciting!! I love traveling, so I'm super jealous.
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  80. Sounds amazing Lily. Can't wait to see your photos. I'm off travelling solo in September so this may add a few places to my traveling list.

    I hope you have the best time,

    Emily - www.thereluctantwanderlust.blogspot.co.uk

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  81. So jealous, cannot wait to see your pics!

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  82. Wow! Have so much fun!
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    xx

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  83. Im doing southeast asia in february!! :)
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  85. oh my goodness this is the coolest opportunity ever! Even if you did have to miss out on Summer in the City. Hope you have a most amazing time on the contiki :)

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  86. This is incredible. Have the best time.

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  87. I wish I had the guts to do something like this! Have a great time!

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  88. Ohh amazing! Have a great time :)

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  89. Whoah, sounds like such an incredible opportunity, feeling a little jel right now, but I hope you have the most amazing time away!
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  90. If I were you leave your laptop and ENJOY your time away from this! it's just 2 weeks. Your readers will live. You need a serious time out, MLRS!

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  91. Sounds amazing, incredibly jealous!!!!!
    Can't wait for your upcoming posts

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