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Travels 2016: North Island, New Zealand

Wait, stop! Before you read this blog post, have you caught up with my other travel posts, especially my Auckland one? Done it? Good. You may now proceed. Auckland → Paihia → Coromandel → Rotorua → Waitomo → Taupo → Wellington So our route around the North Island of New Zealand was planned to maximise how much we could see in […]

Travels 2016: Auckland

New Zealand! As I sit here writing and reminiscing about the beginning of our trip to this AMAZING country, a month later we are actually about to leave. Unfortunately, the real world beckons, and as sad as that is, I have nothing but happy and wonderful memories of the last country on our travels. Auckland is […]

Travels 2016: Cairns & Cape Tribulation

Ah Cairns, I have such happy memories of you. Of your sticky humidity, where walking anywhere – even at night – was a sweaty ordeal. Of the Great Barrier Reef which was everything we dreamed and more; where I snorkelled through another planet, may or may not have seen a shark, and spent the rest of the […]

Travels 2016: Brisbane & the Gold Coast

Alas, I’m afraid to say that my dreams of learning to surf from a gorgeous Aussie instructor, and then miraculously discovering that I’m some kind of surfing prodigy – something like my namesake Bethany Hamilton – were well and truly foiled in Surfer’s Paradise. And by that I mean that we never got to live […]

Travels 2016: Sydney

How to begin describing our wonderful 5 night stay in Sydney? Well, between the beaches and the bridge climb, the coffee and the cocktails, and then all the amazing people we met and the many, many things we did, I guess you could say that it was, err, OK. And by that I mean truly […]

Travels 2016: Melbourne

Yayy, country number 6 and the beginning of three weeks in Australia. Our trip to Melbourne was a short but sweet one – 4 nights staying at my friend’s aunt’s house was like luxury after all the hostels we’d been in. Laundry, TV and Tim Tams = heaven. I’d heard such good things about this […]

Travels 2016: Gili Trawangan (& back to Bali)

Ok, so I have to admit here that I’m falling further and further behind with my travel blog posts, woops… But even though it’s sometimes difficult to find the time, or the energy, to remember what you did a couple of weeks ago, write about it, and make some pictures look pretty, I’m still very […]

Travels 2016: Ubud, Bali

Ahh Bali, thank you for fulfilling all of my dreams and expectations and for providing us with a break in our busy travelling schedule. It’s hard not to be influenced by the spirituality of this island; the customs and beliefs of its people are known throughout the world. Our little bungalow was blessed, and so […]

Travels 2016: Kuala Lumpur

It’s probably difficult to believe, but after cold and rainy Hanoi, we were very much looking forward to some tropical sunshine in Malaysia’s capital city. It was a flying visit really, a stop in between Vietnam and Bali, and a homecoming for my travel buddy who is half-Malaysian, but we tried to pack as much […]

Travels 2016: Hanoi

It’s funny looking back, because I definitely though that things couldn’t get more chaotic, busy, noisy and overwhelming than Bangkok was when we first began our travels. Oh how wrong I was. Cue Hanoi. If arriving in Bangkok was like a dusty and dry sandstorm, then Hanoi was a full-on monsoon of the senses, a […]