Tag: Travel

A City for City Skeptics – Kuala Lumpur

A City for City Skeptics – Kuala Lumpur

I landed in Kuala Lumpur after a traumatic flight with Vietnam Airways from Heathrow, despite being told at check in I couldn’t board because I had no visa for Malaysia and, bizarrely, because I had no return flight from Australia. Both myself and the lady […]

Don’t Swerve – Manjimup Pt 2

Don’t Swerve – Manjimup Pt 2

The diamond tree has a lookout straddled atop its bough, 52m vertically up in the air. Stakes have been forced into its trunk to form a ladder that winds steeply around the trees trunk, a flimsy chicken wire mesh vaguely protects you from falling outwards, […]

The hunt for rural work – Manjimup

The hunt for rural work – Manjimup

On a good day, Manjimup is a 3.5 hour drive south of Perth, down two long highways. The first is lined with fields that stretch dusty and scrubby with stumpy trees east and west. Approaching Manjimup you become hemmed in by towering Karri trees which […]

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 […]

Like Goats to the Slaughter – Kalighat Temple

Like Goats to the Slaughter – Kalighat Temple

Getting anywhere in Kolkata is a battle. Most taxi drivers are the first generation out of the villages and can’t read their own language on maps, let alone understand your requests in English. Despite its fame, none of the drivers near our ill chosen hotel […]

Check out my article on Travelicious!

Check out my article on Travelicious!

My guide published to traveling Myanmar http://travelicious.world/myanmar-the-unknown-entity/

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 […]