Our journey around New Zealand started in Auckland. A large relief landing after a long flight from India! We had an AirBnB booked in the suburbs of Auckland, where we planned to stay for 3 nights to adjust to the time zone, buy a car and plan our route around NZ. Our AirBnB was amazing! Hosted by a lovely British expat, who many will now … Continue reading New Zealand – North Island
DELHI Are we ready for India?! We fly from Cambodia, via a quick stop in Bangkok, to New Delhi, landing around 1am, feeling a bit tired and slightly nervous on how we will find the craziness of India. After finding no WiFi at Dehli airport to order an Uber, and avoiding the prepaid taxi counters charging extortionate rates to get to our hostel, we find … Continue reading India
Our final week in South East Asia was spent in Cambodia, where we met the most friendly people of our Asian travels, the most incredible man-made architecture and also the hottest country we’ve been to. We arrived in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, following an 8 hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, which involved a surprisingly easy border crossing. PHNOM PENH … Continue reading Cambodia
As the incessant horns from the undisciplined traffic of Vietnam become background noise to our ears, we continue our journey further south for our remaining two weeks in Vietnam. While still navigating the country’s shutdown for Vietnamese New Year, we venture to lands home to some of the world’s largest caves, the ancient city of Hue, miles of golden beaches and finally to the capital … Continue reading Beep beep Vietnam – Inexperienced travellers coming through
HANOI After a day of travelling and long waiting times (our flight got delayed) we arrived in a gloomy-looking Hanoi covered in fog. It was surprisingly easy to go from the airport to the city centre via a local bus where we got a quick glimpse of what was to come… traffic! Traffic everywhere! When walking back to our hostel, it was like we were … Continue reading Vietnam; chaos reigns!
We write this post sat by the pool, in a plush hotel in Laos capital city, Vientiane. A far cry from how we started this chapter of our travels. This post covers 2 weeks in Laos, so there’s quite a bit to pack in! LUANG PRABANG Following a great time in Thailand, we booked a 20hour ‘sleeper’ bus to Laos’ second largest city, Luang Prabang. … Continue reading A proposal in Laos
GETTING TO CHIANG MAI So our journey to Chiang Mai…where to start?! Let’s start with the plan! From the island, Koh Tao, getting to Chiang Mai would require a ferry to the mainland (2-3 hours), then a night bus to Bangkok (12 hours), followed by a trian to Chiang Mai (13 hours). We had decided to spend a day in Bangkok so that we would … Continue reading Oh Chiang Mai Mai Mai
KOH SAMUI Our journey to Koh Samui started with a 5am wake up in Ao Nang, and after a taxi, coach, ferry and another taxi we made it to our accomodation where we would spend Christmas. We had booked a ‘bungalow’ by the beach in advance of leaving for our trip, so we knew Christmas wouldn’t be spending in a shady hostel feeling like a … Continue reading All I want for Christmas is… a tan, a cocktail, some Pad Thai and maybe a massage?
PHUKET It all starts with an inner feeling of doom… we didnt book baggage for our flight to Phuket. After failed attempts at booking luggage online, we had a very restless sleep, worrying about how much Thai Lion Airlines were going to charge us. We felt we had to be optimistic, so we packed our hand lugguage into our main backpacks, which was a struggle … Continue reading From Phuket to Paradise
ARRIVING IN BANGKOK So after many emotional farewells, we finally boarded our flight to Bangkok. The first stretch, 5 hours to Amman, Jordan; we’ve never been so relieved to have a 3 hour wait! After surviving some bearable on-flight food, we treated ourselves to a turkish coffee in Amman Airport which was categorically horrendous, and had a wonder around the airport to find a lot … Continue reading We’re in Bangkok Baby