There was one good reason not to go to Sydney, we’ve been twice before in the last three years. Fortunately for us, however, there are many good reasons to keep going back – it’s on a very exclusive list of cities that I would love to move to one day, the only other that springs [...]
It was a tough call after Airlie Beach, do we rush around and have a few nights exploring Fraser Island or do we go to Byron Bay? We first visited Byron in November 2007 and vowed to return and with the little time we have here in Australia we thought that a few nights rushing [...]
9 October – 12 October
We checked out of the hostel on day three and made our way to the Able Point Marina where we found our new home for the next three nights, a 30 metre sailing racer called Spank Me. Most people who come to the Whitsundays take some sort of a trip [...]
7 October – 9 October
Australia: after two months in Southeast Asia we’re back down under. It was only a few weeks ago we said to each other we wished we hadn’t booked flights all the way to Australia as we were having too much fun where we were, the smart money was [...]
Ko Phangan, 28 September – 6 October.
Getting here was simple enough, just an hour or so on the boat from Ko Tao. We were genuinely worried about accommodation for the first time since we started the trip – this was the week building up to the Full Moon Party (FMP) and it gets busy [...]
Phase two of our ten week trip. We’re now done with the Southeast Asian cities and have covered thousands of miles over the last seven weeks. ‘Phase Two’ is all about suncream and shorts and what better place than the three islands of Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Ko Phangan in Thailand to do this; [...]
Our last major trip was six weeks long, it seems appropriate to let you know how we’re getting on.
Last time, we attempted to whiz around the world in six weeks. We did this but felt, especially in Thailand, that we missed a trick. So, here we are, six weeks in, and we have [...]
We took a real touristy day out, we’re in Asia – home to some brilliant animals and the opportunity to see them close up was too good to turn down.
We looked at a few packages on offer and opted for a one day trek. It was a shock to the system having to be [...]
15 September – 19 September
Chiang Mai was another of the ‘must visit’ cities on the itinerary; it’s another place where people wax lyrical about and many say it’s their favourite place in Thailand. As ever, we were not 100% sure what to expect, I suppose I thought we’d get a mini-Bangkok but it really [...]
12 September – 14 September
In Siem Reap we came across a couple of girls who we’d met a week or so earlier in Phnom Penh. As is usually the case, the conversation moved on to travel plans and when we said we were going to Laos one said. “Don’t go to Vang Vieng.” Her [...]