My highlights of Phnom Penh

Following our peaceful two days at the elephant sanctuary, we headed back to the hustle and bustle of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. After yet another gruelling six-hour bus journey, where we were crammed like sardines into a local minibus/post van, we made it back to the city. As we split our Phnom Penh stay…

The Elephant Valley Project Mondulkiri

Set in the Mondulkiri province of Cambodia, The Elephant Valley Project is a sanctuary set up for elephant care and local employment. The project sees a number of people visit and volunteer, from a couple of days up to a year. As we’re on quite a tight schedule, we chose the two-day Taste of the…

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

You hear horrible stories about buses out here and the roads don’t seem to be in such great shape either. Somehow I’m not convinced Cambodia has a highways agency. But when it comes to getting from A to B, buses are probably the cheapest way. We needed to get from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh…

Welcome to Cambodia: First stop Siem Reap

After an eventful flight from Bangkok to Cambodia – I’ll put it down to a slight miscommunication about our boarding time – we arrived in the beautiful Siem Reap. Once we’d waited patiently in the massive queue to buy our visas, we headed out front to try and find our pickup. On the hunt for…

One night in Bangkok

So where to start with Bangkok? Apparently it’s been awarded the title of world’s best city four years in a row… Now I don’t know how best to describe the city, apart from a total battering of the senses. Everything about it seems to shock you. From the sounds, to the sights, even the way…

Here we go again…

With my last post being over 10 months ago, I know doesn’t time fly, I thought I should update you all on what I’ve been up to. Now, I’d love to tell you how drastically my life has changed since my last trip, but you see the truth is… it hasn’t. I’m still in the…

Goodbye New Zealand

Four days later and I’d reached my last day in New Zealand and what better way to celebrate my trip to this beautiful country than by falling 13,000ft out of a plane. Here’s a little taster I put together: Skydiving over the Tasman region is the most incredible, exhilarating and scary thing I have ever…

New Zealand’s South Island

After four days in the North Island it was time to board another plane and begin my next whistle-stop tour. This time of the South Island. Here’s an interesting fact that I didn’t know, despite Nelson being the forth busiest airport in New Zealand, after Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, it’s runway cannot accept jet planes….

The day I met Bilbo

Please note: I didn’t actually meet Bilbo per say, but I did have a nose at his house. From the day I decided to take an adventure to the other side of the world, visiting Hobbiton was top of the list. Go ahead, call me a geek, but I love Lord of the Rings. Apparently…

Hello New Zealand!

So the time had come to leave Australia and hop on yet another plane to the beautiful country of New Zealand. Donned in my leather jacket and jeans (goodbye shorts) I arrived at a ridiculous hour ready for my whistle-stop four day tour of Auckland, not really knowing what I wanted to do or see…

Australia’s largest sand island: Fraser Island

What better way to celebrate my last Australian adventure than abandoning civilisation and heading out to the world’s largest sand island for three days of… camping. My first thought that morning was ‘what am I thinking’? I hate hate hate camping! Even at festivals, give me a hotel instead of a tent any day! But…

Sailing the Whitsundays

After two relaxing days in Magnetic Island I couldn’t wait to get on to Airlie Beach and start my next adventure, The Whitsundays. I’d heard it was one of the best trips in Australia so I already had high hopes… they weren’t wrong! This trip is right up there with Melbourne. Incredible! The adventure began…