The End of the Mekong

I get up early today to check out Vientiane in the cool of the day.  But it doesn’t go to plan.  Number 1 because even in the morning, it is still super hot and Number 2 because the That Luang Festival was held last night, so the streets of Vientiane are very quiet, with most…

Sar’s Surprise

Today we leave Chiang Mai early for a long day on the road to Chiang Khong.  Chiang Khong is a border town between Thailand and Laos and is where we will begin our two day cruise down the Mekong River.  I’m a little nervous about what to expect, not being a fan of boats, but…

Because it’s Ladies Night…

Breakfast!  I’m starving because, as I knew I would, I was dreaming about that Khao Soi Chicken all night!  Luckily, not far from the hotel is a cute little bakery with a breakfast to satisfy even the hungriest of people.  In fact, the breakfast consisted of so much food, that Erin and I needed two…

Why Am I Doing This NOW?

I’m out of work at the moment.  For two months now, there’s not been a single day of work available.  I wish I was back in Melbourne.  My dollars are dwindling – I just didn’t see the absolute lack of work coming and then my beloved kitty Lili died unexpectedly (cue $$$ vet bill).  So…

Going Back

In just three weeks I’ll be off again – and though that seems the story of my life, it will be the last trip on the cards for at least a year.  Money making beckons. So where am I off to?  Somewhere I feel most alive – Asia.  After my mega, sight-seeing laden trip to…

Travel 101

Whilst travelling with my Mum recently, it did occur to me that this whole travel and getting through airports thing could probably be very overwhelming if you didn’t know what you were doing. How did I manage the first time I went overseas?  Well, the travel agent my friend booked through took care of our…

De-stressing on the Little Red Dot

I LOVE Singapore, as you know, and so does Mum, so we can’t wait to start our trip off here, getting pampered and relaxed to start our holiday off on the right foot. Stepping out of Changi Airport into the early morning heat (it has been an abnormally humid week for this time of the year),…

The Big One

We started planning this trip a couple years ago (yep, you can see where I get my planning skills from!). Mum and I both had milestone birthdays one month apart, and neither of us being ‘party’ people, we thought ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome to do an amazing trip together to celebrate?’ Mum was keen to…

Pearl of the Orient

Once I arrived back in Perth, my top priority was to spend time with my girlfriends whom I had missed so much whilst I was living in Melbourne on the other side of Australia.  So we booked a week long girls trip to Hong Kong, instead of our usual haunt Singapore, and off we went…

Delighting in Little Things

Leaving Launceston behind, I am on my way back to Hobart for my flight out of Tassie this afternoon.  Surprisingly it’s only a couple of hours drive from Launceston straight down to Hobart so I have plenty of time to stop off and see some sights along the way. The first one that catches my…

Travels along the Tamar

I was so excited to get out and make the most of my last couple of days in Tassie, that I didn’t sleep much.  Which, as it turned out, was just another bonus, because as I decided to take an early morning stroll nearby my hotel, these are the scenes that awaited me… If you looked…

Around the World in Film

There’s nothing like getting a glimpse into the destination you are about to visit like watching a movie about it on the big screen.  The colours, the sounds, the smells – all seem to pop out right at you and suck you in.  You can almost imagine yourself there – perhaps minus the fight scene…