Ah the land of the illusive kiwi, both the fruit and the bird, which actually look fairly similar if you snap the bird’s head and limbs off (sorry I’m tired). My month has come to end and I’ve seen heaps, been on more buses then any human should have to endure in a lifetime, Read More
As soon as I got a smiley Fijian welcome from a group of big strong men wearing skirts and flowers behind their ears I knew I was on to a good thing. Massive smiles, guitar playing and a really chilled out attitude to life. Everything runs on ‘Fiji time’.
I’m sat hiding in my 10 bed dorm only metres away from a fate worse than death for me, a night of forced fun. I like to have fun. Over the years I’ve had like so much fun, I promise. But when you’re all sat having a bite to eat, super relaxed and enjoying, Read More
When I landed I was still head over heels in love with Asia. I don’t think I was quite ready to face the western world again. The quiet hit me and the space too. It definitely wasn’t a bad thing but I needed to adjust. Australia’s a country I’d always dreamed of living and, Read More
Firmly in the tropics the humidity hits you as soon as you land in Cairns. This remote holiday spot has a lot going on. For me it was all about good food, great beer, saying goodbye, lazy walks along the coast, thought-provoking art and a gateway to The Great Barrier Reef. But I didn’t, Read More
I’m pretty sure this is where I had my first Australia aha moment. Flying down a ridiculously long beach on the island made of sand in a 4 wheel drive, music blaring, rolling waves chasing us as the tide came in. I’ve never felt so free (on land) in my entire life.
Everyone said ‘you’re so Melbourne’. I became convinced I was so Melbourne, before I’d even stepped foot into Australia. But Sydney had me captivated from the minute our little campervan trundled through those annoying e-toll roads.
I say no plan but the goal was to drive up the coast, stopping en route at any beautiful beaches and to see Canberra. We were under the impression that no one had ever been to Canberra so it could well be a made up place. We fantasised about this mythical land and what, Read More
So, I made a big deal about being a solo traveller for chapter 1 (The Asia edition) of my adventure. When I hit the road for the first time it seemed like a lonely life ahead. I was totally wrong, being on your own isn’t hard at all. Life without another is the simple, Read More
Literally itching to get on the road, soaking up the countryside, fresh air and most importantly the sea, we went to pick up the van. So Wicked Campers were the company of choice, mainly due to value for money but I’d be lying if I said their decorated vans weren’t part of the appeal., Read More