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Chit-chats Travel Tuesday

Answering My FAQs About : Homecoming

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Stewart Lane, Penang

If you’ve been following my activities on Instagram, you’d know that since my previous blog I’ve left the UK and travelled to five different countries; Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia where I am now… and like all my other homecoming trips, I had to make a pit-stop in Penang – after all, I’m half a Penangite!

Before I embarked on this (yet another) very eye-opening trip, a few people started asking me questions about my experience as a person living far away from their family… so I’ll be sharing all my answers this #TravelTuesday! Continue Reading

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Suede & Symphony has primarily been a platform for me to write and share my passions and experiences, I don’t think my readers actually have a good idea of who I really am as a person outside my blog and what else I enjoy apart from what you’ve seen of me…

So I have decided to do something different this week for a change! I am going to share with you guys some (obscure but hopfully fun, too) facts that not even my closest friends might know about me.

cardigan1Words: Oliver @oliverinstead / Photos: David

Let’s start with the best subject of all, food. The best way to get to me is through my tummy for sure… Continue Reading

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OOTD // Sunrise in Pu Luong Nature Reserve

In between my London Collections: Men reports and hectic travel schedule, I like to give you guys and myself a quick break by sharing this new outfit post!!sunrise001

For the first leg of my adventure, I flew from Manchester via Doha with a quick touch-down in Bangkok to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The next day, I travelled further up north of the country to the Mai Chau Valley. After just one night stay, I then left the valley for the other-worldly beautiful nature reserve known as Pu Luong, where this heavenly water cascade was located just down the hill from the lodge I was staying in, with a lovely Thai-ethnic family. Continue Reading