Last Destination: Bali

On the 15th December, we drove from Burnett Heads to Brisbane airport so that we could fly to the final destination of our amazing backpacking adventure – Bali. Bali was one of the countries that I felt most excited to visit, I’d been reading about how beautiful the country was and had planned to squeeze…

Walking around Brisbane

Brisbane was our last but one stop on our 3 week road trip around Australia. We weren’t expecting much because we’d heard some negative things from friends who had previously visited; we were however, pleasantly surprised! We were treated to our first gorgeous weather in a major Australian City which held up for the whole…

Arriving in Melbourne

On the morning of the 25th November, we flew into Melbourne from Singapore via an overnight flight. My first impressions of Melbourne were poor, we needed to get a taxi to the car rental offices so that James and I could pick up the Van that we would be living in for the next three…

Two Nights in Singapore

On arrival into Singapore, the first thing that struck me is how lovely the people are. As soon as we sat in our taxi (which we were happy to take as they are strictly monitored in Singapore, preventing passengers from being ripped off), the driver started asking about our trip and giving us tips on…

Elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai

Towards the end of October, James and I flew from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. We arrived in the evening and ordered an Uber to our first hostel. It was at this hostel where we booked the first of our Thai experiences- a trip to an elephant sanctuary! Something that I have wanted to do for…

Two nights in Bangkok

On the 24th October James and I flew into Bangkok to start our month long Thai adventure. Unfortunately after we had booked, we found out that this was possibly the worst timed flight of our trip due to the cremation ceremony of the late king taking place. This led to the closure of half of…

Making my way through northern Cambodia

After our time on the island of Koh Rong Samloem it was time to head to the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. As there was no internet in the island, we had to wait until we arrived at the docks of Sihanoukville before we could book our transport (we’d booked our hostel before we arrived…

Backpacking through Southern Cambodia

On October 9th, James and I crossed the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. We caught the ferry to Ha Tien and then rode through to the crossing in a mini bus. I must admit, my anxiety flared up a bit at the thought of using a land crossing (and the fact that we had to…

A few days in Ho Chi Minh City

At the end of September, James and I spent a couple of days walking around Ho Chi Minh City, perhaps more commonly known as Saigon. We were expecting a fairly cramped city, overrun with mopeds with the same amount of limited walking space as Hanoi. We were wrong on two accounts, the city was more…