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Magestic Marrakech

MOROCCO | Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | Views [337]

Even before the plane touched down onto the dusty red runway, the view from the window told me we were a long way from London, and it felt good. A wall of heat hit me as we disembarked and I knew I wouldnt be needing the woollen coat I was perspiring ... Read more >


JAPAN | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [4074] | Comments [3]

6am and I am standing in Tokyo train station, pretty much alone. I discovered quickly that its incredibly hard to squeeze into a toilet cubicle the size of a phone box with a 75 litre pack and two additional day packs. I sat in the foyer and ate my ... Read more >

Vagrancy and Festivities

CANADA | Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Views [3598] | Comments [1]

As you can imagine the transition from sweaty, smoggy days in Vietnam to frozen toes and dribbling nose in Vancouver was a shocking one! A 12 hour flight with Oasis airlines (who I highly recommend) from Hong Kong propelled me into a foot of snow ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Mekong Delta

VIETNAM | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [1027] | Comments [3]

I jumped on the bus bound for a 3 day boat tour of the Mekong delta and bump into two girls from Singapore (Lin and Shan) that had also been on the bus with me from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Together we moved up the Mekong river to the Vietnamese ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Phnom Penh - Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [3389] | Comments [3]

My $4 bus ride to Phnom Penh was a grueling one. No air con, a bus driver with an obsessive compulsive horn tooting disorder and a mother with her 10 shopping bags and   her 5 year old daughter munching on a bag of crickets pressing me up against the ... Read more >

Tags: people

Siem Reap - Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [1144] | Comments [1]

Anxiety levels were at an all time high as I woke at 3am in a sweat and ran down stairs to change my wake up call to 6am instead of 4am. You see I had planned to catch the 3 rd class local train to the Cambodian border. This train is well known to ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Bangkok - Thailand

THAILAND | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [689] | Comments [1]

From Narita Airport (Tokyo) I flew into Bangkok. Immediately the air was warmer and thicker. After paying way too much for my taxi I arrived at my guesthouse Sukumvit On Nut Guesthouse. Situated down an alleyway crawling with mangy dogs and grubby children ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Osaka to Kyoto

JAPAN | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [740]

I arrived in Osaka from Sydney at 11.30pm, 16 th October, so you’re probably wondering why it has taken me 2 months to write about all my amazing, delicious, and bewildering time in Japan – I was tied up with South East Asia OK? I have a good excuse! ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Ice ice baby

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [989] | Comments [2]

The second day of spring saw us venturing into the depths of the West Coast. Our friend Shannon was visiting, and my beautiful cousin Kylie was over on a quick trip to see her mum after being abroad for over 2 years, so what better reason to experience ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Roy's Peak

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Views [524]

Oh the serenity! This is the view from mid way up Wanaka's mighty Mount Roy. Nick and I managed the 1600 metre climb in 4 hours and although absolutely exausted, the panoramic views from the top were magnificent we couldn't help smile, even if it ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Big Air

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Views [487]

We made it to the Billabong Slopestyle Open / MTV first birthday party at Snow Park. There is something about being at a ski resort under electric skies while you rock on to The Mint Chicks while some of the world's sickest snowboarders pull massive ... Read more >

Tags: Snow

It's all about the snow!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | Views [512]

Yup, it really is. The first couple of weeks in Wanaka saw frosts you could almost ski on and little sign of a cracker season. However the tables are slowly turning and each morning bares yet another sweet sweet dusting on the scenic landscape that ... Read more >

Tags: Snow

Packing sucks

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | Views [447]

Some advice - do not try and pack up your whole life when you have limited time, energy and it is p#ssing with rain. Definately my worst week in Melbourne by far! It took Nick 5 hours to pack his backpack which left 30 minutes to repack the shipping ... Read more >

Tags: Packing & gadgets

Before we go...

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [420]

So of course with 9 days left in Melbourne, we try and pack in as much as humanly possible!! Last weekend saw us driving to the Pyrenees Mountains to dance it up at ROYAL DOOF - a trance dance party in the thick of the forest of the foot hills. The temperature ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

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