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Gallery: Round The World

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Living in Sydney!!

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [690]

After leaving Western Australia we decided to head for Sydney where jobs would be aplenty! We'd seen sharehouses advertised in British Balls (backpacker magazine) so we gave them a ring the night before we arrived. We were lucky enough to get into one ... Read more >

WARNING! - Personal Opinion Only - Never take a road trip to Broome....fly if you must go!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [18971] | Comments [2]

Note 24/05/2014 - I wrote this almost 6 years ago and it was not intended to be a formal review. It was my personal experience of a not so great road trip. In hindsight I do not think lack of planning was the problem, we actually planned quite a bit, ... Read more >

West side!! - Perth

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 1 Mar 2008 | Views [813]

We flew into Perth knowing that every hostel in the city was booked up, we just thought that if all else failed we'd sleep at the airport. We flew from Hobart to Perth via Melbourne and Adelaide (I'm really glad we didn't stop there longer than an hour ... Read more >

Tags: accommodation, drink, work

Tasmanian Devils are really bad at crossing the road :o(

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [612] | Comments [1]

Huge apologies for not keeping up with my updates!! I've managed to borrow a laptop (thanks Sophia) so I can do a bit of a catchup! After leaving Melbourne we headed for Tasmania which kind of resembled home, which made a nice change! Hobart - After ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

Living in Melbourne..

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [656] | Comments [1]

Moving to Melbourne for work was definitely a good idea!! The day after we arrived we interviewed at a temp agency and then started working for a vodafone call centre the following day. The first night we were in Melbourne we were determined to have ... Read more >

Tags: Work

The Great Ocean Road Trip!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [587]

After working in a call centre for the past 2 months!!! The prospect of going on a road trip for a whole 2 days was incredibly exciting!!! We hired a car which didn't work out as cheaply as I would have expected but it did mean we had more freedom ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Australia - Sydney and Coffs

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Views [532] | Comments [2]

I should probably start writing 'Dear Mum' at the beginning of these entries as I reckon she's probably the only one who's not gotten bored of checking for updates!! hahaha I've now been away for 4 months and time has actually flown (except for these ... Read more >

Tags: friends

Duck Tours!!!

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 8 Dec 2007 | Views [573]

After almost 2 months of travelling through south east Asia we finally reached Singapore, our last city before Australia. We only spent 2 days there and wished we'd spent longer. When everyone tells you that 2 days is enough and that it'll be really ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Kuala Lumpur & Melaka

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 8 Dec 2007 | Views [670] | Comments [1]

After our experiences in Georgetown we were eager to get to a major city, Kuala Lumpur was only a few hours away so we headed there. The Petronas Twin Towers are quite an amazing sight and bloody difficult to photograph!! We read that you can walk across ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Mmmmmmn Indian Food!

MALAYSIA | Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Views [2440]

Penang a.k.a Georgetown, Malaysia - We took a mini van to Malaysia as we got quite a good deal and there was less chance of us being left behind at the border!! Our driver was a little crazy (driving wise) but in all seriousness he had to be to survive ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Tips

Southern Thailand!!

THAILAND | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [819] | Comments [2]

I have now attempted to write this 3 times!!!! Argh!! only slightly frustrating!! As you know, I am completely cursed when it comes to computers!! So instead of writing it all again, I have decided to tell my story with pictures!!! Please click on ... Read more >

Tags: i should have known better!

Northern Thailand...

THAILAND | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [582] | Comments [2]

Chiang Mai - We'd originally planned on going to Chaing Rai first but decided to head straight onto Chiang Mai instead. Typically we still had a 4 hour wait in Chiang Rai but without judging a book by it's cover we decided we'd made the right decision ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Barbequed eggs.......

LAOS | Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Views [799] | Comments [2]

Laos The dreaded bus journey from Hanoi to Vientiane really wasn't that bad!! the fact that we made it the whole way was quite an achievement from other stories I've heard. The bus itself was very pretty on the outside painted with Laos flowers, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures tubing


VIETNAM | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [585] | Comments [3]

The rest of Vietnam really wasn't that bad. We travelled north through Na Trang, Hoi An, Hue and then Hanoi. The further north we got the more I liked the places. Randomly in Hoi An I ran into a friend, I knew he was travelling south at the same time ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

Gallery: Cambodia Basix

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Our tour of Cambodia
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VIETNAM | Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | Views [576] | Comments [1]

Cambodia was fantastic and I definitely now have a case of city blues. Ho Chi Minh is crazy!!! There are motorbikes everywhere, even on the pavements. To cross the road we were told to walk slowly but surely and the bikes in theory should drive round ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing

Cambodia Basix - Intrepid Tour

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [2426] | Comments [2]

A rundown of our Intrepid Tour of Cambodia! Siem Reap I love watching the motorbikes here, they can literally fit a whole family or a whole shop on them. You'll see newborn babies on them too but it all seems so normal. We got to see the amazing ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Maybe a slight hangover

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [684] | Comments [1]

Travelling whilst feeling rough is really a bad idea....especially when you are setting off at 7am and not arriving until 7pm!!!! We started the journey to the border in a nice air conditioned van so luckily it really wasn't that bad!! After stopping ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


THAILAND | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [672]

So arriving in Bangkok really wasn't as bad as everyone said, no culture shock at all! The temperature was a bit of a shock... a nice 32degrees but I'm sure we'll get used to it! Lucy was incredibly impressed by the pink taxi taking us to our hotel ... Read more >

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