Welcome to Libby’s Bytes; AKA Libbytes!

My travel blogging began after backpacking through South East Asia in 2014. I was 25 and had just finished a 4 year PhD in biochemistry/medicine. After spending my entire life up to that point in education in the UK, I was ready for an adventure.

Although I post online, my blog really is just for me, a place to return to regularly and keep the memories alive. I visit here quite often actually and usually end up beaming with joy in reminiscence, although I do occasionally shed a tear that I’m not still doing it… If other people find inspiration or enjoy reading it, of course, that’s a bonus!

After my savings ran out towards the end of 2014, I returned back to the UK and got a job in sales. I now work as a regional sales manager for a biotech company which helps advance drug discovery. Unfortunately, I now only have the standard 5 weeks of annual leave per year. I still (just about) manage to keep the travel blogging going… as I can’t seem to adapt to taking a ‘normal holiday’ and still travel with my backpack staying just a few days in one location.

I know my blog isn’t as snazzy to read as those bloggers who make money from you by telling you how you should travel with hooks like “7 places to visit before you die” etc. And I won’t always say exactly where I am – I believe part of travel is in finding out yourself – but I hope you enjoy reading it anyway.

P.S. I am not affiliated with any companies, all content is my own. All photos and images on this site are my own, please do not use them without prior permission. Thanks!

P.P.S. I am only a hobbyist blogger, I work full time as a Regional Sales Manager for a global company. I pay for all hotels, meals and transportation myself. All my opinions, reviews and ratings are unbiased and genuine.