So that's it then. 86 days, 16 flights, 6 countries (not counting layovers) and many more yen, baht, ringits, Aussie dollars, New Zealand dollars, rupees, and even pounds than I want to think about... home time has arrived. I don't really know what to put here. Something profound and inspirational? I'm way too tired to … Continue reading Maybe this wasn’t such a Bad Idea
New Zealand is a genuine wonderland. But we'll get to that. First, if you're remotely under prepared, getting through immigration into the country is like trying to talk your way into a house made of matchsticks while you're on fire. (I went through about 10 different metaphors before settling on that one.) If you're just … Continue reading Half the World Away
This is Australia (if you can't tell that from the above picture, seriously rethink your life) known as the land where the beaches are fine and the bit... I mean ladies are finer. Quick idiot's guide to Australia: it's a really friggin' big island. Like, bigger than all of Europe. 85% of its population live … Continue reading CRIKEY.
After what is now more than 5 weeks on the road, I'm gonna just chuck out some random thoughts. Between tummy aches, fevers, useless air conditioners, and people in the same room who sound like they're chomping on a mouthful of Weetos when they snore, I can't remember the last good night's sleep I had. … Continue reading Oh look, a blog update
Bangkok is like a French girl. (I assume. I don't actually know any French girls.) Some of it is quite nice to look at, some of it smells a bit odd, and it's probably best not to hang around for too long. We stayed at the highest rated hostel in Bangkok (NapPark Hostel) just 2 streets … Continue reading Bangkok, Trains From Hell, and EWEPHAAAAAAANTS!
If I could describe my first impressions of Bangkok in one word, it would be 'OH SWEET CHRIST WHAT THE SHIT ARE WE DOING HERE?!' because sometimes one word just isn't enough. Bangkok's Suvbitnfgigsrgbjossbrghluog (ah hell I can't spell it) airport is a top of the range, modern facility placed conveniently in the heart of … Continue reading Welcome to Bangkok?
I get why Westerners don't visit Japan too often compared to places like Thailand or Australia. It's not exactly like a 2 hour flight to Majorca. The culture all seems a bit alien... Everywhere you look, geeks. Except geeks are the cool people here. The food looks weird; Who eats such things? English isn't spoken … Continue reading Konichiwa
If I could describe the first day of our travels in just one word, that word would be uncensored, capitalised, in bright red font, and it would be FUCK. See, when you go places you kind of anticipate things going wrong. You just don't really expect it to happen before you've even got off the … Continue reading Against All Odds
Now, if I asked you to draw me a picture of an average American, you'd probably draw a very obese man, possibly wearing a cowboy hat, waving one of those tiny American flags in one hand, firing a machine gun into the air with the other, while somehow also holding a cheeseburger. (Or maybe that's … Continue reading VEGAS BAYBAY! Part 2
Anyone who's ever had the... let's go with 'pleasure' of working an early shift with me will tell you I'm not a morning person. I've tried soothing alarm tones, waking up to whatever my favourite song of the moment is, even the Superman theme, but it's always the same result; my phone alarm goes off … Continue reading VEGAS BAYBAY! Part 1