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Got to Get Cracking

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | Views [147]

With little over a week to go before I leave for my Italian and Spanish spree I'm feeling completely disorganised. Unlike other trips, I have spent little time even thinking about this trip. Accomodation and travel have only been finalised for a week ... Read more >

Tags: preparing, travel

Day 4

USA | Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | Views [238] | Comments [1]

A later start for us today to accommodate a much needed sleep in. All of this walking and sightseeing can be exhausting.    This morning we headed off on the subway for 72nd Street station. The subway was very busy with people rushing ... Read more >

Day 17 to Day 25 - Hoi An to Home

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Views [720]

So I've been home for a couple of days now. It's always hard coming home, being conflicted between wanting to see my family and wanting a great holiday to go on. It's been nice to see everyone but equally I miss the people I was travelling with, especially ... Read more >

Day 15 & Day 16 - Saigon and Cu Chi Tunnels

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Views [550]

Yesterday we had a full free day in Hanoi. I was excited to get a little bit of a sleep in. I stubbed my toe, for something different, and my nail broke off so I wasn't very happy. Had a quick breaky that wasn't very tasty, said goodbye to Bouna and ... Read more >

Day 14 - Chau Doc to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

VIETNAM | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | Views [1719]

This morning we made our way to Ho Chi Minh city from Chau Doc. Our visit to Chau Doc was short but very pleasant. I ate Pho for breakfast this morning. I had ordered bread as a back up but u didn't really need it as the Pho was very tasty. I ate the ... Read more >

Day 11,12,13 - Phnom Penh to Chau Doc, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Saturday, 28 Apr 2012 | Views [1563] | Comments [1]

Wow! That felt like a very whirlwind trip Phnom Penh. I've haven't updated my blog since we arrived but I'm already on a boat headed for Chau Doc, Vietnam!  Our trip to Phnom Penh started bright and early. Although it was an 8 hour trip the ... Read more >

Day 10 and 11 - Siem Reap to Pnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | Views [606] | Comments [1]

So I forgot to mention some great news in my last blog! The girls at the fish spa said that the triangular shape of my fingers are good luck in Cambodia. Finally, something good about my fingers being the shape they are! I was super excited to ... Read more >

Day 8 and 9 - Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | Views [554]

I was so glad when my wait at Phuket airport was finally over. While boarding the plane I was lucky enough to be standing in line with Englands two biggest brats. So surprise surprise when they landed up sitting behind me in the plane. I had two little ... Read more >

Day 6 - The Wedding & Day 7 - Back to Phuket

THAILAND | Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 | Views [451] | Comments [1]

Lucky for us we didn't have to wake up too early yesterday morning. I woke up a bit earlier than Kristy and headed down to the magnificent library to catch up on a little blogging. I have to back date everything to make it easier for you guys to read.... Read more >

Tags: wedding

Day 5 - Heaven at Koh Yao Noi

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [380] | Comments [2]

Yep. I'm pretty certain this is the closest you can get to heaven. Would just be topped off if I had all the family here to enjoy it with me. I'm not convinced Malta is the place we should be heading in September. This would be the ultimate family holiday.... Read more >

Day 4 - Six Senses at Koh Yao Noi

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | Views [563]

Wow, wow, and WOW! This place (Six Senses, Koh Yao Noi) is one of the most incredible that I have ever stayed. What an amazing location for Kylie and Aidan's wedding. Another early start today to get our transfer to the private Six Senses boats awaiting ... Read more >

Day 3 - The Hens

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | Views [209]

This morning we had to wake up super early for round 2 of Kylie's Hens. I struggled a little to get out of bed and get going. It feels as though we haven't had a lot of time to relax yet and we've been up early most mornings. I slipped, slopped, slapped ... Read more >

Day 2 - Earthquake, agghh!!!

THAILAND | Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | Views [537]

Day 2 Woke up early and downed a delicious breaky served by friendly and ever so eager staff. We made a move for Patong in the hope of snagging some bargains and checking out Bangla Road in the day time. I am forever amazed at the hospitality and friendliness ... Read more >

Day 1 at Surin Beach

THAILAND | Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | Views [568] | Comments [2]

Awoke from my slumber feeling well rested. I awoke to a beautiful view of the beach and the warmth of the glowing sun. After a delicious breakfast overlooking the glistening pool we headed down to the beach to scope out the action. The beach and the area ... Read more >

Ayara Hilltops, Thailand

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | Views [537]

We finally arrived in Thailand, yay! Our flight from Singapore was interesting. We waited a long time to take off and while waiting passengers grew concerned with the amount of smoke streaming into the plane. I was ready to evacuate! The plane finally ... Read more >

Changi Airport, Singapore

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 14 Apr 2012 | Views [225]

So we have arrived in Singapore alive and well! We had a pretty smooth flight and time went quickly thanks to a few movies. We arrived to a plane in Melbourne not long before take off so I was a little worried but all was ok. Just downed some delicious ... Read more >

Tsunami Warning

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | Views [298] | Comments [1]

I think a bit of my excitement has dwindled and converted to fear after yesterday's earthquake in Indonesia. Poor Caity. She's on Phi Phi island and had the tsunami warning sirens going, been stuck on a hill for 7 hours and must be pretty scared. I do ... Read more >

Tags: tsunami

Trip Preparation

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Views [599] | Comments [3]

My passport has finally arrived home safely from Sydney. Such a big relief! I was getting worried that I was going to have to fly to Sydney first to pick it up before heading to Thailand. The visa is ridiculously small so I'm glad it is stuck firmly ... Read more >

Tags: packing, passport, shopping, travel

Monday 9th April 2012

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | Views [245]

Enjoyed an EGGcellent Easter with the family yesterday and now I'm preparing for my South East Asian Odyssey. Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia - will be brilliant! Hoping I'll come back with a banging tan and some interesting stories. Can't wait to see ... Read more >