Travels

Airport blues

Sitting here waiting for my flight back to Canberra after my holiday and starting to feel anxiety creeping back in. I’m really tired,...

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The ME/CFS five year anniversary roadshow

I’m currently living out of a Tarago that has been converted into a campervan, hopping around the small towns near Byron Bay. I booked a...

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Hipster hotels in Jakarta

Jakarta is so freaking hip, it does not surprise me that there are a multitude of hipster hotels now. I stayed in two different ones on...

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Lakes Entrance

I recently went away for a GIRLS LONG WEEKEND (cue squealing, cue hugs, cue two cases of sparkling wine) at Lakes Entrance with some of my...

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I wondered why…

I wondered why I was suddenly getting all these emails from PR companies wanting me to promote travel products on this blog. Turns out that...

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Vietnam Through the Eyes of a 16-Year-Old

When I was 16 years old, I went on my first overseas trip.  I went to Vietnam on a history study tour with my public high school, Albury...

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Remembering

A tsunami memorial in downtown Banda Aceh, consisting of rainbow coloured poles on an empty block of land. View arriving by boat into the...

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Wet Coconut Cakes

These locally made “KM 0 wet coconut cakes” were on the tables at a little eatery in Ipoih, Pulau Weh. Though a soggy cake...

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Cool rooms for cheap — Indonesia and Malaysia accommodation recommendations

Zen Inn, Padangbai, Bali I’ve been backpacking around Indonesia and Malaysia for 2.5 months now, so I’ve stayed in my fair...

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Tharrr be dragons on them islands…

So I’m finally going to write about Komodo Dragons, one of the main reasons we obviously went trekking out to the Komodo National...

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Ada susu?

Mike and I had bought some martabak (pancake) on the street in Bima.  Bima is on Sumbawa Island.  We’d ended up there because while...

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Pulau Kalong

At dusk, hundreds of thousands of fruit bats lift off Pulau Kalong in Komodo National Park and fly off to the surrounding islands to search...

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