My Journey Through America Begins!

I can’t believe that I’m 3 weeks into the trip already, so much has happened, I’ve been lucky enough to stay with friends for the most part, so it’s pretty much been an extended holiday up to this point, but I’ve  managed to make my way through Boston, Cape Cod, Seattle, and Vancouver, so here’s my attempt…

A Rough Plan

Once the travelling bug has set in, it really is hard to control and the only known cure is, well, travelling some more. This time things are a little different, where before I was fortunate enough to be given a 6 month sabbatical from work, this time I have had to quit work completely, it is one of…

Time for my next adventure

With all of the best intentions in the world I wanted to finish updating my travel journals from my last trip, as I still had Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and two weeks in Europe to write about, but I am now embarking on another adventure through the Americas, a trip which will see me travel down…

One Month In Vietnam

Hanoi I arrived in Hanoi, the northern capital city of Vietnam and instantly fell in love with the place. I stayed in the “Old Quarter” which is situated by the side of a lake, and when I arrived it looked eerie and ethereal with a low-laying mist hovering over the top of the polluted green…

Singapore

I arrived in Singapore not really knowing what to expect, I hadn’t done too much research on this wealthy ex-British colonial city-state, as it wasn’t initially on my list of places to visit, but was pleased with my last minute change of schedule. After checking into the Green kiwi backpackers hostel, I managed to get…

Exploring Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu From Bali, I made my way north to Malaysian Borneo, where I stayed in the city of Kota Kinabalu or KK for short, known for its local markets, street food, and fishing. It took me a while to warm to the place as it has a bit of an industrial feel to it, the buildings…

Bali you beauty!

After a rather hectic 3 weeks of hopping between towns and constantly on the move in Australia, it was time to relax in Bali…or so I thought. For this part of the trip I was joined by my friend Greg who had made his way over from England. I have to be honest when I first…

Australia: The East Coast

Melbourne     My first stop in Australia was Melbourne, I managed to get some great tips from friends back home, recommendations on coffee shops, great places to eat, and live music venues, this city is bursting at the seems with culture and entertainment, it’s obvious why Melbourne ranks so highly as one of the “World’s most liveable cities”….

New Zealand: 11 Days On The South Island

Queenstown   My first stop in New Zealand was Queenstown, one of the most popular tourist spots on the South Island and when I arrived the weather was absolutely perfect, and in stark contrast to Hong Kong the air was pollution free and the roads clear of traffic; cyclists and hikers easily outnumbering motorised vehicles….

First Stop Hong Kong.

horse-racing Lantau Victoria Peak Whilst sipping back a complimentary Whiskey on my Cathay Pacific flight from London Gatwick, the realisation of what lay ahead of me began to kick in, 6 months is a long time, what if I don’t adapt to life on the road, living out of a backpack, staying in hostels? What…