Future ponderings

I left school this time last year, with a defered position accepted at Newcastle Univerisity to study Marketing in September 2016 and a return flight to Australia. About 6 months into my trip I started thinking about my future and why I would want to do in degree that essentially will teach me how to…

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I’m actually in my own bed right now, in my own home. It’s such a wonderful feeling after spending the last 6 months sharing dorm rooms with at least 3 other people. I was meant to be flying back at the end of July not June, but I was running low on money so instead…

Bliss

Bliss is how I would describe Pai. Blissfully happy, blissfully peaceful, just absolute bliss. This is all I’ve felt since I’ve been here and I am so so sad I am leaving. Everyone says the same ‘I was meant to be here for 3 days but now it’s been 2 months…’ And I completly understand…

Markets, food, temples and elephants

After only 2 days in Chiang Mai I’ve decided it’s been my favourite place that I’ve visited so far. I stayed right in the old town where everything is. After my night bus I went out early to avoid the midday heat and visited almost all the temples in the centre; I think I went…

Siem Reap has restored my faith back in Cambodia

I think I should stop googling things and reading blogs before I do them. After th horror stories I’d heard/read it turns out the night bus to Siem Reap was fine. I slept the whole way- nothing was stolen and nothing dodgey happened. In fact it was the best night time journey I’ve had across…

Scambodia

Warning-very negative ranty post coming up… I hate Cambodia. I might just be thinking that because we have been fucked over so many times today and it’s only just midday but right now I would happily rather be anywhere else in the world then stuck on this slow boat to Koh Rong (more on that…

David’s Homemade Noodles

We are now in Phnom Penh the capital city of Cambodia. I’m not sure what I was expecting when I got here but it wasn’t this… it’s a complete culture shock but it’s amazing. There’s street food lining all the roads, people trying to make you go on their tuk tuks as much as you…

Malaysia, truly Asia

Malaysian cuisine is a mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay. I have one day left in Kuala Lumpur before we move onto Cambodia and haven’t tried any traditional Malay food yet because it seems to always contain meat. On our first day after visiting the Petronas Towers we had lunch at this little Street food…

First update on Indonesian food

Its not been too hard trying to get food without meat in, after a lot of slowly saying “without meat” or “just vegetable” I’ve now learnt how to say “no meat please” in Indonesian which seems to work. However, they still don’t really understand and I’ve been offered chicken soo many times when I’ve said…

Dedicated to the country that stole my heart

I will┬ábe in Bali in 13 hours!!!!!! But until then I still have another 6 hours left at the airport and I’ve already been here for 10 hours; bored would be an absolute understatement. My final week in Australia has been wonderful- full of rainforest trips, drunken nights out and lazy days by the lagoon….

Daintree Rainforest Tour

We started off the day heading to Port Douglas where we briefly explored the beach and went to a nice little lookout over Four Mile Beach and the rainforest behind. We then went to Mossman Gorge where we did a 2km walk through the rainforest. This again was pretty short but it was our first…