Month Seven of Travel

My sister described this feature on my blog as 'the monthly update I do every couple of months' but with each month becoming even more chaotic than the last it has become increasingly difficult to sit down and write! My last monthly update was written in Greece and since then I have travelled through five…

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Books I Read Last Month

Now if you aren’t a book lover then feel free to skip over this post. I read some interesting books in the last month and thought it would be interesting to share my opinion.     1. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed  I ran out and bought this book after I found out they were making…

Two days in Kuala Lumpur

We loved Kuala Lumpur and would highly suggest it for a quick stopover or transit point. We found that two days was enough to see everything. A little longer and you might be running out of things to do. As it was our first stop on our trip, we found it particularly exciting to explore…

Our Epic Journey from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao

Being budget travelers, Jo and I were faced with a difficult prospect when deciding how to get from KL to our future island home on Koh Tao, a mere 960km away . The expensive option was to fly to Surat Thani and catch an express ferry to the island. The cheaper alternative was to catch…

8 Things to Know Before You Go: Kuala Lumpur Edition

Watch the roads, not the traffic lights This may seem simple, but tourists seem to step willy-nilly out onto the road like they had a death wish.  Watch for cars on both sides of the road (and hell, even the footpath) and be aggressive when crossing the road. Be aggressive! Indecisiveness will see you standing on…

How We Saved Hundreds of Dollars on Vaccinations

For those of you who are about to venture forth into the wilderness, you'll know that vaccinations are a must for certain destinations. Japanese Encephalitis for Southeast Asia, Yellow Fever for Africa, Tetanus for anywhere with rusty nails... What you'll also discover that in most cases, these shots are incredibly expensive. People who are going…

The Moment I Became a Traveler

Walking out of the LCCT Airport, there was an overwhelming sense of western influence. Starbucks, KFC, McDonalds, Dunkin' Donuts, and Boost were all present in the outdoor food court. But the atmosphere was not western. It was not like home. We'd travelled 8 hours and there was such a sense of familiarity, but it felt…

Our six month Southeast Asia and Nepal travel itinerary

As you may have gathered from our ‘about’ page, Chris and I are heading off to South-East Asia and Nepal for six months.There is no doubt that this itinerary will change (which is totally okay!) but we thought it best to have some semblance of a plan. Chris and I are firm believers in serendipity…