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Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

In Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia we were plagued by chart music we’d switch off at home, and the same few songs were played over and over.  I hope I never hear Perfect by Ed Sheeran again.  He seems like a nice guy and I saw him at Latitude (a UK festival) years ago and enjoyed his set but that particular song was played everywhere we went until it drove us half mad.

But by the time we were at the end of our year long trip, which ended in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, I’d started to have a ‘If you can’t beat ’em join ’em,’ attitude and just gave in to singing ‘What are you waiting for!?’ (from the song above) several times a day.  This is called Stockholm Syndrome, I believe.  The other day I heard it on the radio on the boat and found out who it was for the first time.  It has had 1.9 billion views on YouTube.  In spite of having previously been driven crazy by it I was happy to hear it for what felt like the billionth time…

One more: this too was in my head every day for the last part of the trip:

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About the author

Sold house, left career, gave away almost everything else.  With husband went travelling for va year, mostly in India.   Here are my India highlights.  Now back in the UK, living on a narrowboat, and writing a book about the trip, a spiritual/travel memoir, extracts from which appear regularly on this blog.