Choosing happiness: I’m coming home!

As I write this i’m sat in a library in New Brighton near Christchurch in New Zealand. As I look outside the window I can  see waves crashing on a beautiful pristine beach and see the sunlight reflecting off the azure water. It’s hard to believe that nearly ten months has passed since I started…

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First impressions of Singapore

When I arrived in Singapore I was a little bit burnt out from travelling around Sri Lanka. Although I loved the country it was not an easy country to travel in as a newbie traveller and I was frequently overwhelmed by the sighs, sounds and different cultural practices. I breathed a sigh of relief as…

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Eight months of Travel: Summary and review

Month eight was the month where I had to say goodbye to my beloved Asia in Exchange for a new country and a new continent, Australia on the other side of the world! I started my month in Koh Phi Phi after a last minute decision less than 2 hours before the night boat departed….

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Seven months of Travel: Summary and Review

My Seventh month of travel was a very different month for me, I travelled very fast compared to normal but it was one of my best months yet! My month kicked of in the gritty seaside resort Sihanoukville. Despite looking worn out Sihanoukville has a hidden charm. It’s extremely cheap and you could easily live…

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Sweet as Kandy in Sri Lanka

  I tentatively turned my back on the sun-kissed shores of Hikkaduwa to visit Kandy which is located inland in the centre of Sri Lanka. Kandy initially shocked me with it’s beauty. As my tuk tuk from the train station chugged up the hillside I was rewarded with stunning views of a city nestled among…

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Six months of Travel: Summary and Review

After the craziness and stress of Vietnam the smiling Khmer people were a heartwarming surprise. As I arrived in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, I was shocked by the disparity of poverty and wealth around me. Right next to the stupidly ornate Palace there was naked children searching for God knows what in…

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Five months of travel: Summary and Review

After a few days of pampering, strolling along the Mekong and eating delicious baguettes, my Vietnamese Visa was finally ready (It was my most expensive Visa so far at a cost of $60 from the Vietnamese consulate in Luang Prabang!!) so it was time for me to leave the safe, clean confines of Luang Prabang…

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Four months of Travel: Summary and Review

This month has been the hardest in terms of homesickness and loneliness on the road. Despite meeting many great people on my travels It’s sometimes hard travelling solo. (Read about my tips for combating loneliness on the road here). I found it especially hard travelling solo as a female through Laos. Many Laotians are lovely,…

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