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.Β 

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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Ho Chi Minh – First Impressions.

It was only a 7 hour bus from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh city, a short ride compared to what we’ve gotten used to since we’ve been in Asia! Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) was formerly the capital of South Vietnam when the country was divided into two during the war, and you can see […]

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The Night Before: Last Minute Jitters (or not)

Just as fast as it came, Christmas has gone for another year and here we arein 2017! Lots of bloggers are currently writing their year in review, or reflecting back on how 2016 has treated them. I however am looking forward, as in less than 24 hours time I will be on my way to […]

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Have a Holly Jolly Christmas…

For countless months I have been looking forward to spending Christmas at home and I’m finally here! This is the one month when living in a small Victorian gardener’s cottage has its perks; cosy fires, rustic decorations and the soft lighting of fairy lights is the perfect surrounding for theΒ festive period. Team this with winter […]

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