Phnom Penh adventures

Landing at Phnom Penh airport, straight from the modern fast pace of Bangkok. Loading our luggage into a tuk tuk and praying it didn’t fall out of the sides. Changing our money from US dollars to Cambodian Riel and discovering that Riel is useless, most people pay with dollars. Phnom Penh is just madness. All traffic is…

Kindergarten logic

Kindergarten logic –  Why put glitter on the posters that your long suffering teacher spent over an hour cutting and preparing, when you can put glitter on the teacher instead?  Side note; I travelled over an hour on busy Tokyo trains with glitter all over my cheeks.  Happy Thursday from a tired teacher! 

Quotes to travel by

My two greatest loves; travel and books. For those who find adventure in the pages of a book, these quotes are for you.   “He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and…

Hostels; the good, the bad and the ugly.

Almost every backpacker has spent at least one night in a hostel. They have evolved from dodgy budget accommodation, to a cult experience – Have you even been travelling if you haven’t stayed in a hostel? They’re cheap and you can meet some cool people. Without them, travelling would be outrageously more expensive. Tallinn, Estonia  Our…

Driving the Australian East Coast

Port macquarie -> Coffs Harbour -> Byron Bay and Nimbin -> Coolangatta -> Surfers Paradise -> Brisbane -> Noosa -> Fraser Island -> Bundaberg -> Rockhampton -> Airlie Beach -> Whitsunday Islands -> Cairns -> Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest -> Port Douglas -> Atherton Tablelands Australia is a beautiful and diverse country. From the white…

Books on the train

Tokyo is the number one largest city in the world in terms of land area, population and density. Pretty exciting stuff. So as you can imagine, commuting from one suburb to another can take a lifetime. My commute is 90 min each way. For the first couple of weeks it bummed me out that I…