New post on my blog! New Delhi to Kathmandu by Bus, A Tale of Severe Food Poisoning. ? Due to a cascade of last-minute decisions, I found myself taking a 36 hour upright rickety bus through the foothills of the Himalayas with a severe case of Delhi Belly – vomiting out the window the whole way.? ? As always, the link is in my bio or you can get to it directly at https://buff.ly/3ihBhVQ? ?
If I could travel again right now, where would I go?? . Well, that's quite the difficult question. On the one hand, I'm pining for lush jungles and sandy beaches. On the other, I'd love to delve into the food & culture & history of Europe. ? .? In all honesty, I'm pretty darned lucky to be where I am right now (New Zealand) and I am so thankful for all that I have. But it doesn't stop the daydreams of far off lands, so I'm spending some time compiling my photos, rehashing old memories, and filling out my blog. ? .? Bucharest for me was just a taste of Romania. I only had four days to spend in Romania, but in my time there I learned of many other natural wonders in the country – spectacular mountains, picturesque villages, impressive castles (including Dracula’s castle!) and beautiful coastlines. Perhaps someday I will return to see what the rest of this unassumingly gorgeous, and often misunderstood, country has to offer.? .? For now, I wrote a blog about my first trip to Romania: A brief moment in Bucharest ? .? —? Link in bio! (or check it out here: https://buff.ly/3cuwUmr) — .
Today was a great day – in fact, they've all been great days recently. I've been offline for a while.. out in the world exploring China A country that has surprised me at every turn (pleasantly, thankfully) and kept my social media cravings at bay thanks to rampant and restrictive censorship. We've spent the past few weeks catching trains across this vast country from the west in Chengdu, through the ancient Silk Road hub of Xi'an and now into Beijing. Learning and experiencing a country I had only known of through countless tales from my father. It's been a fascinating journey and we still have another full day here before boarding our train out of China on Wednesday.
22 incredible days of Thailand – each one has been wonderful & perfect in its own way. It's been like revisiting an old friend, yet seeing it in a whole new light. Familiar, comfortable, but also a whole new adventure too. I so much would love for the lazy beach days, perfect weather and delicious food to go on and on (and on, and on..) but it's time to move on. Thailand.. I'm more in love with you than ever before. Until next time Next up.. well, tomorrow we board a plane bound for Chengdu, in the Sichuan region of China.. home of: >Pandas & panda conservation centres >Fiery hot food, Sichuan pepper & spicy soups, noodles + dumplings >Around 13.5million people (yep.. massive.. and it's not even China's biggest city either..) So, I am certain hilarity is to ensue in our stories to come.. so stay tuned for lost in translation, as well as generally lost, as we make our way through this giant of a country!
Over the past many (many) years of travel I've had plenty of amazing days and unforgettable experiences – but today makes it high up my list of perfect days. An entire afternoon of sunshine, gorgeous islands, snorkelling and chilling out on a rather impressively restored Siamese junk. Some of the most beautiful views, swimming with tropical fish and enjoying dinner with an epic sunset. Finished off with truly magical night-snorkelling with bioluminescent plankton… like swimming amongst the stars. Stay tuned for more pics & updates! Thanks @krabisunsetcruises for a pretty special day exploring this incredible area.