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

Trip: Round the World

There are [124] stories from my trip: Round the World


Chiang Mai is Food!

THAILAND | Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | Views [285]

I had a major food overload yesterday. And way too much chilli.    Being around so much good food is inspiring. I'm already really motivated to cook well for myself when I return. Not just good Thai food but all the different types ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cities, food, thailand


Being Present, Being Grateful

THAILAND | Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | Views [363]

I was a little disappointed with myself yesterday when I discovered there was a cooking school that did classes AND home-stay. The idea of it fit my original intention for this holiday so exactly, I couldn't help but kick myself mentally. I was really ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cities, reflections, thailad


A New Day, A New City, A New Start.

THAILAND | Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | Views [315]

I find myself in South East Asia after a day of falling asleep repeatedly on planes. The journey wasn't really that long but I did arrive close to midnight.  My countless (and possibly embarrassing) episodes of narcolepsy tell me I must've been ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cities, planes


A Year Later...

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | Views [416]

A year ago, I was in a small Nepali village called Junbesi, in the foothills of the Himalayas. My picture of life had been completely distorted then. I was beginning to part ways with my partner of nearly 4 years, someone I had relied on for comfort ... Read more >

Tags: australia, reflections


Chiang Mai is Food

THAILAND | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | Views [316]

I had a major food overload yesterday. And way too much chilli.    Being around so much good food is inspiring. I'm already really motivated to cook well for myself when I return. Not just good Thai food but all the different types ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, cities, food, thailand


"Beautiful things don't ask for attention."

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | Views [1140]

I just finished Walter Mitty. Although it's not one of my favourite movies, I do like it. A few of my friends recommended that I watch it because he travels to some gorgeous places of the world, in it. I didn't really quite know what to expect. He ... Read more >

Tags: nepal, reflections, trekking


Saudade

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | Views [518]

I miss Rio. http://vimeo.com/61551896

Tags: australia, reflections


Memories

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | Views [330]

This time last year I think I was having an impromptu big night out with my new friend Marianne in Montreal. Today, I spent my night with a run, cooking and doing CPD.  In a couple of days, I would have been in NYC last year. I definitely miss ... Read more >

Tags: australia, reflections


All About the Moolah?

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | Views [614]

I attended a friend's birthday gathering this weekend. I didn't know a lot of the people there personally but my friend, being so impressed with my travelling, didn't hesitate to share what I did last year with everyone I met. I think most people didn't ... Read more >

Tags: australia, reflections


Saudade

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | Views [471]

I miss Istanbul. I miss their amazing breakfasts. I miss the cay that's always there. I miss tiny cups of potent coffee served in fancy silverware. I miss the fresh bread that's so easily attainable. I miss being fed all this awesome tasting food for ... Read more >

Tags: australia, cities, reflections


Live Without a Car

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | Views [500]

That is my current challenge. Before coming back to Brisbane, I'd decided that I'd like to avoid owning a car mainly because of the costs associated with having one, especially when it's not being used daily. A lot of people think it's quite a challenge ... Read more >

Tags: australia, reflections


Back in Brisbane

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | Views [368]

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. TS Eliot How apt is this quote from the great TS Eliot? It's my first day back in Brisbane. It might be ... Read more >

Tags: australia, reflections


Packing Up

MALAYSIA | Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | Views [390]

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


12 months

CZECH REPUBLIC | Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 | Views [368]

I'm leaving Prague today for my last two days in Istanbul before heading back to Malaysia. My calendar tells me today marks the 12th month anniversary of when I left Oz.  It's been an unbelievable year. 

Tags: czech republic, reflections


Snow!

CZECH REPUBLIC | Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | Views [450]

It's snowing today!! Just when I thought I wouldn't see Prague in white this time and would have to come back. While walking in the rain yesterday was more ridiculous than romantic, walking in the snow today was just as magical as I imagined it to be.... Read more >

Tags: cities, czech republic, snow, winter


Falling in Love Again

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | Views [567]

Prague just continues to amaze me. And life just continues to surprise me. Something like today where I was completely blown away at Vysehrad, where this beautiful city was prophesised. I hadn't expected too much of it, having seen it on a boat cruise ... Read more >

Tags: cities, czech republic, europe, friends, outdoors, random strangers, reflections, turkey, winter


Back on the Plane Again!

MALAYSIA | Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | Views [416]

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

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | Views [408]

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

MALAYSIA | Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | Views [1374]

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!

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013 | Views [501]

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


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