Embarking on a lifetime's dream to travel the world :)
I'm a 29 year old teacher from Cardiff in South Wales. It has always been my dream to travel the world so after my sabbatical had been been approved I set about planning my 6 month trip.
I leave on July 24th 2012 and will be visiting Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
August 5th 2012
After leaving my hostel on Saturday I travelled across Bangkok in a taxi to meet the guys that'd be travelling down Thailand and into Mayalsia together. We had one night of luxury on Saturday in preparation to takle the following nights 12 hour train journey. Sunday morning we travelled bu minibus to see the salt fields, a coconut factory making various things out of coconut...as you can imagine this was fascinating!!! We then went across to the floating markets which really did live up to the iconic images you see of Thailand. They are literally canal-like set up with numerous boats selling pretty much anything from food such as mango sticky rice, fried bananas, fresh fruit and veg, soup.. the list goes on! They were also selling flowers, clothes, ornaments and even knives. We took ... read more
July 27th 2012
Arrived safely in Bangkok at about 3pm on Wednesday, quick to get through customs then straight down to the sky train. 45B to get across to central Bangkok. The train was really easy and people mega friendly. I found myself already trying to spot lady boys and watching the Thai bride couples!!! After getting off the train I went outside trying to hail a cab....no joy for ages so I hopped on a Tuk-Tuk. This was fast, smelly and generally fun! After 20mins arrived at Nap Park hostel not far from Kao San Road (the nightlife central) The hostel is really friendly, I'm in a dorm of 20 people. Mainly Brits. Wednesday night I took a wander around the area, I immediately feel safe here..the people are friendly and it is a very touristy place. ... read more
July 15th 2012
So six months away means I'm having to sort my life out...literally!!... read more