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Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor March 21st 2017

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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Mount Gambier August 3rd 2016

Here is just a snippet of Part 1 of our wonderful wedding. We originally planned to get married in Thailand but after my mother in law was diagnosed with cancer in September we decided to bring forward the official ceremony so she could be there. In 6 weeks, we planned and pulled off a fantastic and simple (and cheap) wedding. My parents were able to fly down from Queensland and my son made it from Adelaide so the day could not have been any more perfect. The day started out with checking into Colhurst House (a beautiful bed and breakfast) where my new husband and I would spend the night. I spent time there with my parents and Todd’s 9 year old daughter who was my bridesmaid. Todd’s Mum Jenny came during the morning to also ... read more
Selfie time

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket August 2nd 2016

We flew into Phuket and made our way to good old Deevana Plaza hotel in Patong. I have stayed here previously and after getting a good deal we decided to split our time with 3 nights here and then head to Rawai Beach for the last 3 nights and a bit more chill time! During our three days at Deevana, we spent some time wandering around Patong, swimming, lazing and eating at local restaurants. We had come to do some research for our upcoming wedding in January wanting to research various options. Todd’s Mum was coming to the wedding in a wheelchair so our main focus was to make sure everything we did was wheelchair friendly. Sadly Jenny passed away from cancer this April and was too sick to make it to the wedding… so we ... read more
Day with Phuket Sail Tours
Kan Eang @ Pier
Kok Chang Elephant Safari

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok August 1st 2016

We were sad to leave Cambodia, it had completely won Todd’s heart and he was dying to go back before we even made it across the border. We had decided to do the overland trip to Bangkok from Siem Reap. We booked a taxi to take us to the border. Once at the border we loaded up with our backpacks and walked across the border relatively easy, stopping on the other side for a toilet and coffee. We made it to the bus stop just as the bus was about to leave, and while Todd jumped on the bus I quickly ran into the local 7/11 to grab some drinks and snacks for the road. The bus eventually stopped halfway for a meal break and we grabbed some random takeaway dishes and a big bag of ... read more
Todd's first Pad Thai
Breakfast by the river at our hotel
With Garry and Nid

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket July 31st 2016

We set off on January 18thwith the kids in tow and stayed the night in Melbourne for an early morning flight the next day. We met up with one of our friends Chris (from our home town) and also my son Trent and his girlfriend Vic who flew in that morning from Adelaide at the airport. The trip over was pretty uneventful with a small stop in the Kuala Lumpur airport. The kids were amazing on the way over on the long flight, both desperate to be the one to sit next to Trent. They were made to swap halfway! We met up with my parents in the KL airport for a quick meal before Mum and Dad flew out to Bangkok for a few days and once we headed for Phuket. It was after midnight ... read more
Ready to demolish our free Nutella pancake at Lazy Moes!
Trent drew the short straw :)
KL Airport...

Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap July 31st 2016

Arriving in Siem Reap it was already dark so we got a tuktuk to our accommodation. I had bagged a bargain on Groupon for La Residence Blanc D’Angkor. According to its website the rooms were usually around the $150 a night and we had got it for about $50 a night. Probably should have been a warning sign. Upon arriving we were disappointed in our initial impression. The grass was overgrown in the garden and the reception/breakfast area was quite cheap looking. Even to the point of having white laminated tables with cigarette burns… We were shown to our room and thought the pool looked nice lit up at night… The room was quite ‘trendy’ looking with polished concrete floors and a huge bathroom however the floor felt quite dirty underfoot and we had two really ... read more
Monk Blessing
Monk Blessing
LaDear Angkor - we love this place

Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh July 30th 2016

We flew into Phnom Penh and I was excited to finally be sharing my true love (Cambodia) with my other true love... We arrived and quickly made our way through Customs before jumping in a tuk tuk – the look on Todd’s face kicking back in the tuk tuk was priceless and we hadn’t even left the airport. The traffic was crazy insane on the way to the Hotel and it was a real eyeopener for Todd. We had booked at the Teahouse in Phnom Penh. It is one of the hotels in the chain of Blue Lime, Templation, The Plantation, The Pavilion, The Kabiki and Mekong Floating Bungalows. A great chain of socially responsible beautiful hotels if you make your way to Phnom Penh. I have always stayed at Blue Lime but my last stay ... read more
Todd in his first Tuktuk
Cocktails in the pool at the Teahouse
On the rice barge heading to Mekong Bungalow


So May 2015 was my beautiful fiancé's first experience of Asia. Our plan was Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days followed by Cambodia and Thailand. We arrived in Kuala Lumpur after a long trip from Mount Gambier to Melbourne by car then a 9 hour flight. We caught a train from the airport into Sahabat Guesthouse at Bukit Bintang and spent our first day exploring despite being exhausted. It was Todds first train ride in almost 30 years! LolWe freshened up at the Guesthouse before heading off for lunch at my all time favourite Dragon-i in Pavillion Shopping centre. With our eyes bigger than our stomach we overordered and ate until we almost burst. Afterwards we went shopping. I stopped in at Sephora and started shopping up a storm. Being overtired I completely stuffed up ... read more
best coconut icecream ever
on the train into KL
Dragon-I

Asia » India March 27th 2016

So it has been two years since I came home from India... and no more blogs! Since then I have done two trips back to Thailand and Cambodia and currently in the mode of planning my HONEYMOON at the end of this year to Vietnam and Cambodia! I figured it was time to at least get this blog up to date, even if not in so much detail as I would usually give and try to get back into blogging on the next trip properly. So I ended up spending a week in Udaipur after being stabbed with the needle in Jodhpur. I was looked after by Akshay and his lovely family. I experienced Holi Festival while there and it was an eye opener. I ended up leaving the celebrations early as I think I was ... read more
my favourite cafe in Udaipur
hanging at my favourite cafe in Udaipur
Holi Festival

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur April 17th 2015

I woke up the next morning still feeling off colour and decided to not tour Jodhpur with Brandon and Tayla. I decided some time in bed might do me good. I had breakfast on the roof, admiring the view of theBlueCity in the distance before retreating to the comfort of my bed for the day. I was still feeling quite homesick, but started freaking out about my change of heart the night before when I booked flights to go home early, and after deciding I could do this solo travel thing, I changed my flights back to a later date (another $150 down the drain)! I was feeling quite anxious and full of indecision but put it down to being off-colour. When Tayla and Brandon got back to the guesthouse late that afternoon they told me ... read more
Udaipur
The Whistling Teal.. Loved this place
My puncture wound




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