Month: April 2016

3 things to do in chiang mai

3 Things To Do In Chiang Mai

Arriving in Chiang Mai was such a relief after the craziness of Bangkok. Here is my list of a few awesome things to do in Chiang Mai. We got the over night train which was tired-sum, but as soon as we arrived we knew we were in a better place. From day one we had a good feeling about Chiang Mai, it has a chilled vibe and is much cleaner. Even though Chaing Mai is really chilled out there are a lot of activities on offer. It offers everything from Cooking Classes to Trekking Tours, this can make choosing what to do a bit overwhelming. Hopefully my top three things to do in Chiang Mai may shed some light on which activity is best. Get Up Close And Personal With Elephants   Choosing which Elephant sanctuary to visit can be a confusing task. I advise you to do plenty of research beforehand. We wanted to make sure the Elephants were treated correctly even after all the tourists had gone home. Many of them sound good …

Top Travel Blogs You Should Be Reading

Top Travel Blogs You Should Be Reading

I’ve been reading plenty of Travel blogs recently, my girlfriend and I are on our first around the world trip together so we need as much advice as possible. I find that blogs are a great source for tips, inspiration and they definitely help when we are planning our adventure. I’ve put together a list of the top travel blogs I’m reading, which means you probably should be too. Where Is Noodles? Noodles is Nikki’s nickname, she was bitten by the travel bug in 2014. She has travelled across four different continents, Africa, US, Asia and Oceania.  She writes about everything from weekend city breaks to long-term backpacking trip, offering inspirational stories, travel tips and more. Follow Where Is Noodles On: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Backpacker Banter Written by Chris a travelling surfer (how cool is he?), he has been travelling since 2009. He has heaps of travel tips and stories about his time on the road. He offers budgeting advice, there are heaps cost per country breakdowns, which are super helpful for a newbie traveller like myself. Follow …

My First Impressions Of Bangkok

My First Impressions Of Bangkok

The second leg of our adventure has begun. After seven months in Australia, working on the Gold Coast and then travelling the East Coast, we have now landed in South East Asia. First, stop Bangkok, Thailand. It was a complete culture change to the comforts of Australia. In my eyes, Australia is very much like home (England), apart from the sunshine and beaches. Arriving in Bangkok was crazy. The first thing I noticed was the smell, a potent odour, which can only be described as sewage waste stench (I later heard that the Durian fruit is the culprit to what makes Thailand smell so bad). I was surprised by how dirty Bangkok actually was. I thought this was going to be one of the most Westernised countries we will be visiting in South East Asia, now I no longer know what to expect. How are we going to cope? Upon arriving in Bangkok we then had the dilemma of finding our hostel without Google Maps. However, the real struggle was the fifteen minute walk with …

Melbourne Travel Photo Diary

Melbourne Travel Photo Diary

After an amazing trip to the beautiful city that is Sydney, our next stop was the stylish, dynamic Melbourne. I‘d already heard such great things about Melbourne, a lot of people even saying they preferred it to Sydney. This made me extremely excited. Here are some photos from my time in Melbourne. The vintage trams are one of my favourite things about Melbourne. They circle the city, you can hop on and hop off for absolute free, it’s called the City Circle Line. If you look closely you may see the driver putting up a peace sign at me. While they are a little slow it’s definite worth the wait. Melbourne has plenty of galleries and museums to get dug in to. We spent a whole day visiting various galleries. My favourite was the Australian Center Of Moving Image. I was really excited to see the iconic bathing boxes on Brighton beach. I even went as far as taking a photo in front of lots of the (I was debating all of them, but I don’t …

Sydney Travel Photo Diary

Sydney Travel Photo Diary

Following a wonderful trip in Sydney I’ve created a Sydney Travel Photo Diary. Hopefully you enjoy some of the snapshots I took along the way. You can also find a list of ‘5 Things We Did In Sydney‘ which gives you a run down of the things I got up to. Hopefully you find it useful. On our failed trip to see the Australian Open Of Surfing on Sydney’s Manly Beach we still came across some pretty cool stuff. I fell in love with these surf board art pieces, especially this one that reads: ‘OMG!! We forgot to save the planet!’. A ‘Sydney Travel Photo Diary’ isn’t complete without a picture of The Opera House. Please note, it’s not white, it’s an ‘off cream’ colour, it looks like it needs a good scrub. As you may have guessed I was rather disappointed by its complexion. Don’t worry it’s still beautiful the way it is. This is just a few moments before I told Beth she had to walk across the Harbour Bridge or I won’t …

5 Things We Did In Sydney

5 Things We Did In Sydney

After a long (extended) 7 months on The Gold Coast, Australia Beth and I have finally departed. From here on out we will be travelling for real. Leaving was very strange. The Gold Coast has become a second home for us both. It was really sad not knowing when we will get the chance to come back. However, it’s time for the real adventure to begin. Our first stop Sydney. I’ve compiled a list of five things we got up to during the first leg of our journey. A Walk Along The Harbour Bridge After a long day walking around Sydney I made Beth (reluctantly) walk along The Harbour Bridge. Even though she’s a little scared of heights I think she still enjoyed it. On the other-hand I absolutely loved every minute of it. There was a bit of movement, but that was only when we had stopped for a quick selfie. This day was my favourite overall, a fun filled day of sightseeing, museums and being real tourists.  Beers Outside The Opera House  Even …