Leaving New Zealand – Thoughts & Reflections.

Our month in New Zealand was jam-packed. We were constantly on the move and never seemed to stop. The country is unequivocally the most beautiful I have ever been to, with every single kind of terrain and environment under the sun from glaciers to rainforests, sand dunes to crystal clear blue lakes surrounded by hills. […]

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Food Related Issues I’m Having In New Zealand.

If you know me even a little, you will understand how important food is to me. Everyday I like to know what all of my meals are going to consist of and if I have something in my head, I need to fulfil that craving if I am to be happy. Pathetic? Yes completely, however […]

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Top Tips when Cooking In Hostels

We were so looking forward to cooking in hostels when we got to New Zealand, after two months of eating out every single day. What we didn’t bargain for however is how much of a pain in the arse it is when you’re on the road nearly everyday! Within a week or so we have […]

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My Thoughts on the Kiwi Experience so Far.

I’ve found the Kiwi Experience a weird one, especially to begin with. In Asia I was really looking forward to it as I liked the idea of having everything organised for us for the month, however now I’m here I feel conflicted. Pros: It is cool that your itinerary has been pre-organised to a certain […]

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Auckland & The Kiwi Experience, New Zealand.

It took us over 30 hours to get to New Zealand from Kuala Lumpur because we flew with China Airlines and therefore had to change flights at Taipei, which incidentally is completely going back on yourself and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. By hey ho, I’m not bitter about spending over a day of my […]

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Our Visit to Koh Nang Yuan – Tainted Paradise.

Our last couple of days on Koh Tao were spent travelling to various snorkelling spots. One of these was the neighbouring island of Koh Nang Yuan, just a 15 minute taxi boat ride from the main pier. Claimed by many to be the most beautiful of the Thai islands, Koh Nang Yuan is made up […]

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It’s OK Not To Be OK. 

As mentioned in my last post Matt is currently completing his PADI qualification, leaving me to my own devices for three whole days. In normal everyday non-travelling life I wouldn’t have an issue with this – see some friends, spend time with family, go on a dog walk; you know get on with normal life. […]

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Cambodia, it was short and sweet. Hello Bangkok.

We left Cambodia after only ten days, more due to time restraints than by choice. It doesn’t feel like we’ve been able to see a lot of this country; and it’s true we haven’t!  As I think I’ve previously mentioned when talking about Laos, before I came out here I naively thought every country we […]

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Angkor Wat?! – How a day trip from Siem Reap cost us over $100.

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Cambodia in the first place was to see Angkor Wat; the hugely famous ancient temple that adorns the country’s flag and the largest religious site in the world. I was excited to visit a temple and city that were a mixture of structure and ruin, imagining sights […]

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The War Remnants Museum: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

For our first day in Ho Chi Minh, we decided to head to the War Remnants Museum. We were well aware that we had travelled the length of Vietnam and while we had seen a lot of culture, we had not delved very far into the fraught recent history of the country.  The museum is […]

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