Finding a job in Australia on the 417: Working Holiday Visa 

Many, many people aged between 18-30 flock to Australia in search of the beach dream, warmer climes and the laid-back lifestyle that they may be lacking back home. Many, many of these people are also looking for jobs. Over 175000 in fact. So, finding a job to enable you to live out that Aussie pipe … Continue reading Finding a job in Australia on the 417: Working Holiday Visa 

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The Ningaloo Reef – Another World

I am continuously surprised how many Australians I have met that have never heard about the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef, let alone are able to place it on the map. I think it's for this reason - it's serious lack of tourism when you compare it to the likes of the Great Barrier Reef … Continue reading The Ningaloo Reef – Another World

Trekking in the Himalayas… A Guide! Part 3: Where?!

Having explained why I think you should trek in the Nepalese Himalayas, and when, the next question is where! Note: this will be a very biased post because the area we trekked in was so wonderful, free of any tourists and so beautiful it will be the feature of this article... Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Eco- … Continue reading Trekking in the Himalayas… A Guide! Part 3: Where?!

Trekking in the Himalayas… A Guide! Part 2: When?!

After I put my two cents as to why I think everybody should find themselves in the Nepalese Himalayas at some stage in their life, the next question to address is... when! Being a destination where you'll sometimes find yourself trekking at an altitude of over 3500m, season is definitely important. Unless you are a … Continue reading Trekking in the Himalayas… A Guide! Part 2: When?!

Being a veggie on the road

As you may or may not know, I am a serious veggie and have been for a number of years. Being a vegetarian and being able to find and enjoy delicious food whilst on the road can often be a stretch, a considerable challenge that leaves you eating your bread roll in the corner. On the … Continue reading Being a veggie on the road

Trekking in the Himalayas… A Guide! Part 1: Why?!

Imagine... dramatic and rugged peaks soaring thousands of metres above your head in all directions, surreal starscapes and ever-changing scenery.   The thrill of crossing an old bridge above rushing rivers, waking to the most spectacular sunrise, enjoying another (so different to the last) Dahl baht complete with handmade Tibetan bread. Communicating in the universal … Continue reading Trekking in the Himalayas… A Guide! Part 1: Why?!

If you visit anywhere soon, visit the South of Burma

Burma, oh Burma. What a beautiful, humble, wonderful country. Full of beautiful, humble and wonderful people. Unlike anywhere I have visited in Asia, or for the matter in the World, Burma (or Myanmar) leaves you with a feeling that is pretty hard to describe. Having not given Burma too much thought, it wasn't until I … Continue reading If you visit anywhere soon, visit the South of Burma

In the tiny, precious moments, life is beautiful

Sometimes you try so hard to explain a feeling, thought, emotion anything... And it's impossible. Then, something tiny happens that makes life beautiful and the thought or feeling, or perplexity of trying to understand let alone explain, is gone. And to me this is extraordinary, beautiful, precious, tiny and a marvel. Finding such glorious warmth … Continue reading In the tiny, precious moments, life is beautiful

The lack of a happy medium…

...Has never been more glaringly apparent. First there is the inevitable low to long term travel, them there is the indestructible, untouchable and unimaginable high to travelling the world in the way you dreamed about and all the ways you never imagined, followed by the anxiety and tensions of the return home. Followed by the … Continue reading The lack of a happy medium…

Exchange Work in a hostel – what’s it all about?

For the past 10 weeks we have been doing exchange work in a couple of hostels in New Zealand. Also affectionately known as wwoofing (which actually stands for World Wide Work on Organic Farms, which is far from cleaning up after other hostelites) exchange work involves working for a few hours a day in return … Continue reading Exchange Work in a hostel – what’s it all about?

East Coast – The Jewel of Malaysia: PART 2: Kuantan and Cherating

After a few days relaxing on the Perhentians, we were definitely ready to get back to the mainland. We headed back, this time with a much smoother ride after some glorious weather followed the earlier storms. In order to travel south, we had to take a taxi to a town about half an hour away … Continue reading East Coast – The Jewel of Malaysia: PART 2: Kuantan and Cherating

East Coast – The Jewel of Malaysia PART 1: Kota Bharu and Perhentian Islands

When you mention you are heading to Malaysia, people tend to assume you mean Kuala Lumpur, maybe Penang and a few even get to the right side of the country with the Perhentians. When we decided to visit Malaysia, however, we decided to get over to the east to experience small, relaxed towns on the … Continue reading East Coast – The Jewel of Malaysia PART 1: Kota Bharu and Perhentian Islands