Special Announcement: We are leaving the country

Special announcement time!  Raj and I are leaving the country. Yep. In 9 days time we will be boarding an Emirates flight for Bangkok where we intend to spend at least the next 4 months in Southeast Asia. W...
desserts

October Instagrams

I joined Instagram back in the early days. I think it was summer 2011? Initially I became addicted to the filters, the ability to share snapshots of my life and to nosey away at other people's daily lives. Ins...
The Travel Tag

New Youtube Channel

Not content with just launching a new blog we have now decided to start a new Youtube channel as well. Hoorah! We have been super inspired by Youtubers such as FunforLouis and MrBenBrown who share their lust f...
Flying

The time I nearly missed my first flight to Bangkok

It was my first ever long haul flight. Before that I had only ever been to Europe and Tunisia. Nothing further than 4 hours away. I was heading off on a solo backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, and I was a ...

Why Do We Ignore Travel Opportunities on Our Doorsteps?

I am totally guilty of doing this. In fact, as someone who moves house all the time you’d think I’d be slightly more aware and driven. But I’m not (always). That is, just like many of us, I have been guilty of ...
Switzerland

Gap Years Aren’t Just For Teens

There is growing trend for adults to take a gap year at any point in their life. Often called sabbaticals or career breaks, these are essentially gap years traditionally embarked upon by the 18 year-olds of yes...

The time security escorted me around Dubai Airport

I quite enjoy flying. So the journey from Singapore to Birmingham was meant to be a breeze. It was a flight during the day and it was sunny and in my usual go-with-flow attitude, I had my contact lenses in and ...

5 Travel Wishes

There was always a strange voice in my head when I was away and it led me to believe that without a shadow of a doubt, I would be back, doing this travel thing again and living the experience all over. I don’t ...

Welcome to Awesome Wave

Awesome Wave is a travel blog by myself and Raj. It’s a place for us to gather the years of stories, adventures and insights from our travels both independently and together. I actually got into blogging via t...

What does travel mean to me?

There was always a clear objective when I went travelling for the first time - to break any comforts zones and see how I fared. This meant leaving the UK with very little cash, a return ticket and a bike. When ...