Feb 2

February 2, 2016

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Spending The Holiday Season in the Southern Hemisphere

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” was definitely not an appropriate song to sing this holiday season. After leaving Griffith once I’d completed my farm work, I decided to head straight back to Sydney. I wanted/needed the city, the beaches and something more than the one street and 5 shops that rural Australia had offered to me for those 3 months. I arrived in the city on the 3rd of November and met up with Kim. This made the whole…

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Dec 1

December 1, 2015

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Vietnam

For me, Vietnam was a month full of a whole load of ups and downs. After spending the previous month lazing around in Cambodia, I was really excited to move on – and constantly seeing pictures from people who were already there, I was ready to get stuck in to all the activities the county had to offer. But I knew as soon as I stepped off the bus in Ho Chi Minh City that I was going to be…

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Oct 29

October 29, 2015

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North Thailand – Where To Go & What To Do

When most backpackers land in Thailand, their first stop is usually Bangkok. The hub of South East Asia travel, this place connects travelers from all over the world. And once you’ve landed, taken in the sights it has to offer, from stunning temples, the Grand Palace and the infamous Khao San Road, most people head either South to the Islands or North. When I was planning my trip, the North of Thailand was the only country where I really set…

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Jun 21

June 21, 2015

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Goodbye Asia. It’s been a pleasure!

Well, here it is. The end of my Asian adventure. I’ve spent nearly 158 days in 6 different South-East Asian countries and in that time have learnt things, lost things, experienced different food, met people from across the globe and immersed myself into different cultures. When I left back in January I had umpteen thoughts going through my mind, from ‘Am I actually crazy?’ to ‘Holy shit, I’m actually doing this!’ Those voices have been pretty present throughout my journey,…

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May 16

May 16, 2015

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Beaches, Buckets and Becoming a Qualified Diver – A Summary of South Thailand

I was glad to leave Vietnam at the end of April. I’d had enough of the air pollution, the horn honking and the rice wine. And I was ready to come back to Thailand, where I could once again eat my weight in curries and mango sticky rice. But as I landed in Krabi a few weeks ago, I realised, how flipping expensive south Thailand is! No more 15p beers. No more £1 meals. Instead, I was now paying £6-8…

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May 15

May 15, 2015

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8 Things I’ve Learnt From 4 Months Of Solo Travel

It’s now been 4 months ago that I left home on a one-way ticket to Bangkok. In that time, I’ve seen an uncountable number of temples, eaten all manner of food stuffs, and consumed the same in drink form; I’ve scaled waterfalls, I’ve jumped off cliffs, I’ve swam in rivers, lakes, quarry’s and fairy pools, ridden on the back of a motorbike through millions of butterflies, relaxed on white sand beaches and used every type of transport known to man…

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Apr 1

April 1, 2015

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Canyoning in Da Lat, Vietnam

If you know me, you’ll be aware of; 1) How clumsy I am, 2) How uncoordinated I am and 3) How balance is just not for me. So whenever I decide to do something that requires more than walking in a straight line, I am physically exerting myself. So, when I knew I was visiting Vietnam, I knew I wanted to get active. After spending a month in Cambodia eating way too much and drinking even more, I knew this…

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Mar 29

March 29, 2015

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Cambodian Islands: Koh Rong & Koh Tonsay

When heading to Cambodia, it was the 1st place on my trip where I knew I would be able to go to the coast. After travelling for 2 months and not seeing the sea, where others had previously gone to the islands and picked up their travellers tan, I was looking forward to monging out on a beach somewhere and getting some colour to my skin. So after staying in Siem Reap for 4 days, exploring Angkor Wat as well…

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Mar 10

March 10, 2015

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Don Det – An Island Paradise in the Mekong

After witnessing the carnage that is Vang Vieng, I needed an out. After spending 4 days in the ‘party capitol’ of Laos and having only been drunk once and slightly tipsy whilst actually tubing, I couldn’t seem to keep up with the hoards of young people that seem to spend endless days drinking themselves into oblivion whilst ‘tubing’ down the ever so beautiful Nam Song River day after day. I had read a few blogs where people had spent at…

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Feb 13

February 13, 2015

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Things to do (and not do) in Pai, Thailand

I had such high hopes for Pai. Everyone we had talked to loved it. It was meant to be like this little backpacker/hippy haven set in a lush mountainous range 3 hours north of Chiang Mai. Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly to plan. I fell down some steps and scraped my arm up (even though I had spent all day on a bloody scooter!) and managed to get food poisoning on the 2nd night. But I managed to gain a…

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