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My Travel Essentials

So, I’m back from my travels, three-month holiday, spiritual experience, whatever you want to call it. And rather than wallow in nostalgia and sadness, I’ve put together a little list of my travel essentials. So here is my gift to you, and I hope that I am able to impart at least a little wisdom […]

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

To say that I’m excited might be an understatement. To say that I haven’t quite processed it all might also be true. But in four days I will be setting sail for the other side of the world for three months- to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bali, Australia & New Zealand – and I don’t […]