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The little adventures of Jo! Travel with me on my overdue gap year around the world :)


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Packing Up

Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | Views [570]

I think it's finally begun to really hit me that it's time to head back. It's my last day before I travel back to Australia. I'm packing and I'm really sad. As I look through my wardrobe deciding which items to bring back, it's the dresses that trigger ... Read more >

Tags: malaysia, reflections

Back on the Plane Again!

Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | Views [584]

Tomorrow I start my 3-week so trip back to Istanbul and Prague (and beyond?). :) I realise that I really do despise packing. I can't imagine how terrible and last minute my pack back to Australia will be! It will be epic!:-S

Tags: malaysia, reflections

Happy 2014

Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | Views [579]

2013 - what a year. Not just a year of travelling, but a year of adventure, achieving goals, reflections and learning. I want to bring these lessons I've learned into the new year. 1. It always seems impossible until it's done. 2. Happiness is ... Read more >

Tags: malaysia, reflections

Count Your Blessings and Be Happy

Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | Views [1559]

This is something quite personal that I'd like to share. I wrote this a couple of days ago.   This is advice for me today: Count your blessings when you're feeling sorry for yourself. Look at what you have, not at what you don't have.... Read more >

Tags: malaysia, reflections

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013 | Views [704]

It's Christmas night here in KK, Malaysia, and everyone has gone to bed. It is merely 10.30pm and bedtime is usually at midnight - earliest! I can't believe it as much as I can't believe it's actually Christmas. Time really does fly... I'm celebrating ... Read more >

Tags: christmas, family, malaysia, reflections

Holiday Mode

Saturday, 7 Dec 2013 | Views [357]

You know you are fully on vacation when you really can't recall the name of that dispensary system you use and hate so much at work.

Tags: reflections

Words for Nepal

Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | Views [494]

I feel so compelled to share this story by National Geographic photographer, Aaron Huey. I've been following Aaron on Instagram (user ID argnonautphoto) ever since I stumbled upon a photo of his of Ama Dablam. It was, shortly after I returned from my ... Read more >

Tags: himalayas, mountains, nepal, reflections, trekking

My 100th Story?

Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | Views [477]

I can't believe this is my 100th story! It's been nearly a month since I've been back in Malaysia after Nepal. Ever since I got here, I find people can't resist the urge to ask me, "Where's your next destination?" I found myself having trouble answering ... Read more >

Tags: food, malaysia, reflections

A Zen Poem

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [472]

My treasure is the cloud on the peak, the moon over the valley. Traveling east or west, light and free on the one road, I don't know whether I'm on the way or at home.    

Tags: reflections

Home is Beautiful Too

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | Views [435]

I'm guilty of forgetting how beautiful my hometown really is. Because I come from Kota Kinabalu, I take for granted the beauty of this place. But waking up early today to walk up an old childhood haunt, Bukit Padang, had me truly appreciating the magnificence ... Read more >

Tags: malaysia, mountains, sunrises


Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | Views [499]

I'm currently back in my hometown, Kota Kinabalu, on the Borneon side of Malaysia. It's been a little over seven months since I left Brisbane to travel the world. I was reflecting on my travels the other day and I realised that I haven't stayed ... Read more >

Tags: family, friends, malaysia, reflections

Sleeping in Luxury

Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | Views [484]

Rolling around in egyptian cotton and laying my tiredness on duck down pillows. Not hating on the hostels I've stayed at, because they did a great job providing what I needed, but sleeping in a five-star hotel is always a luxurious experience to truly ... Read more >

Tags: food, hostels, hotels, malaysia, reflections



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