Tag: Solo

I left my heart in Brisbane

I left my heart in Brisbane

Time of Year: Early August. Duration of Stay: 4 days I landed two hours too early for my hostel check in on Sunday. After a double shift on Saturday, no sleep, no shower and no change of clothes, bedraggled was probably an understatement. But rather […]

Becoming a Dog Person – Manjimup Pt 3

Becoming a Dog Person – Manjimup Pt 3

Picking fruit, packing vegetables, slaving away on a farm in extreme heat losing my body weight in sweat each day; what I had expected to be doing to earn my second year visa, the type of work you’d only do if you’re a backpacker and […]

Going Solo

Going Solo

Setting out solo can be daunting, particularly traveling as a girl. My first five months backpacking I spent with my sister, my back up; if one of us forgot something, the other probably had it, we could split the price of cabs or even splash […]

Sleeping Amongst the Clouds – Hpa An

Sleeping Amongst the Clouds – Hpa An

My first night in Myanmar and I’ve forsaken the nicest room I’ve had in 5 months for a cardboard thin mattress in a room lacking electricity and two hours up a mountain…   I arrived in Hpa-An around 10am, desperate to get some sleep after the discomfort of the bus journey from […]

Sunsets and Surfing – Kuta, Lombok

Sunsets and Surfing – Kuta, Lombok

One image in particular is the first to my mind when I’m thinking of Lombok; sweeping round a certain bend about halfway along to road to Selong Belanak beach, on the back of JM’s bike. His driving was always slightly faster than my comfort zone […]

Roses, Blessings and Dawn Hikes – Pushkar

Roses, Blessings and Dawn Hikes – Pushkar

By Pushkar I’d already been in India two weeks, but I’d learnt a lot; not to be cliched. India pushes you to the edge of your tolerances from the moment you step out of the airport and then dares you to jump over the edge without […]