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Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

Happy Friday, and a very merry Christmas Eve eve! Before we delve into my best of 2016 post, I’ve been meaning to do this one for a while – a huge photo essay of our 18 month trip around the world! Throughout 2015 and 2016, we spent three months exploring South East Asia followed by… Continue reading Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

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A Year Of Travel: My Highlights

It feels strange to say that we’ve been travelling for a year. Because, I suppose, we haven’t. It’s a year since we left the UK, sure, but we’ve made a little home for ourselves in the sub-tropical city of Brisbane, and while we’ve been making various trips around Australia, it’s not been the full-on travel… Continue reading A Year Of Travel: My Highlights

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Budgeting For Your Southeast Asia Trip

In this post, I’m going to outline exactly how much this part of the trip cost us, and hopefully it will help some of you to budget what you need. I’ve been working on this for a while and meant to post it along with my other budgeting guides but didn’t think it was ready.… Continue reading Budgeting For Your Southeast Asia Trip

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My Top 5 Places From Our South East Asia Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam This was (almost) hands down our absolute favourite place. Maybe it’s because it was our first taste of real backpacker culture, maybe it was the fact we made great friends there, or maybe it was the cheap, cheap beer, but we full on ADORED this city! We stayed in the Old Quarter, which… Continue reading My Top 5 Places From Our South East Asia Trip

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My 10 Best Experiences In Asia

This weekend marks six months since we left the UK – it’s crazy to think about, but it’s made me look back on some of the amazing experiences we’ve had. As our Australia trip so far has only been working, I thought I’d do a post focusing on our favourite experiences from our three months… Continue reading My 10 Best Experiences In Asia

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Vietnam

1. They freaking LOVE karaoke Seriously. Particularly in the north, you see karaoke bars EVERYWHERE. Most Halong Bay cruises seem to have it – all except our one, it seems! Booo. However, word has it that the bars are often dens for all sorts of unlawful activity… 2. There are tiny lizards everywhere. And chickens.… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Vietnam

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Buses, Boats and Bikes in Saigon

Our first night bus of the trip wasn’t the best. The actual bus was better than expected, with three rows of “bunk seats” with an aisle between each, and we settled in to our reclining seats. Suddenly, the girl checking tickets started asking people to move – including Ash. “I’m with someone. She’s sitting just… Continue reading Buses, Boats and Bikes in Saigon

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Central Vietnam: Historic, Beautiful… But SO Touristy

I know, I’ve been terrible at updating this. Every night that we don’t go out somewhere, it’s almost always because we’re too tired to do anything – including writing in our journals, let alone the blog! Central Vietnam was one of our favourite places. We spent one night in Hué which was enough time to… Continue reading Central Vietnam: Historic, Beautiful… But SO Touristy

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We’re Gonna Miss You, Hanoi

If Hanoi isn’t one of the best places we visit on this trip, then this whole adventure is going to turn out even better than I expected. Our first evening was great fun, and it really was only the start. We’ve made great friends over the past week. Two South African girls from our room… Continue reading We’re Gonna Miss You, Hanoi

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Loving Vietnam Already

And it’s only been a few hours!! In that time, despite it being 34 degrees while we’re stuck in trousers (quite literally… stuck… eww) and us being totally knackered from a 12 hour flight which landed at what felt like midnight to us, we have mastered the art of crossing the street and also learned… Continue reading Loving Vietnam Already