Making snow angels

{VIDEO} My First Ski Trip

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to try skiing for the first time at the resort of Tignes in the French Alps with Mark Warner Holidays. Here's my vlog from my first ski trip: https://youtu.be/Ij1e9R3...
ski lines

Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Skiing

Today I want to share with you my personal absolute beginner's guide to skiing, written as I would have wanted to read it a few weeks ago before I embarked on my first ever winter holiday and ski experience as ...
Flying

The time I nearly missed my first flight to Bangkok

It was my first ever long haul flight. Before that I had only ever been to Europe and Tunisia. Nothing further than 4 hours away. I was heading off on a solo backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, and I was a ...
'VIP' bus in Laos

Final days of backpacking SE Asia – 2009

2/3/2009 - Goodbye Spicycrew and Laos My alarm went off early and I was straight in the shower readying myself for the very long journey ahead. Today my journey consists of a bus trip to Vientiane, a mini bus ...
vang vieng

Laos (again) – 2009

26/2/2009 - Waterfalls and Girls Night Out It was nice to sleep in the same bed, in the same bunk, in the same room as before. I woke up with a smile on my face knowing that I was somewhere truly lovely. Most ...
slow boat down the mekong river

Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang (on a slow boat) 2009

23/2/2009 - To Chiang Khong - Thai Border Town I woke with a start; excited about the day and journey ahead. Here I was about to embark on a return trip to Laos with a group of really fun people at the very en...
market

Chiang Mai (part 2) – 2009

19/2/2009 - A quiet day at the office Most of my Spicy Crew friends went on a trek today which was sad for me. I really wanted to go, but I`m saving the pennies and I had agreed to help out for a bit at the ho...
Train to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai (part 1) – 2009

15/2/2009 - Back in Chiang Mai Oh, how I love Chiang Mai dearly. It`s like a favourite acquaintance that you want to know more about and spend more quality time with. I was woken up by the faint murmur of...
koh chang

Koh Chang – 2009

9/2/2009 - Koh Chang - The island that looks like elephants I seem to be putting myself through far too many early mornings and long journeys - I guess that`s travelling for you. I was up at 6am to check out o...
Beautiful Bagan

Burma (part 2) 2009

1/2/2009 - Inle Lake to Mandalay I spent the morning enjoying the peace and tranquility that Inle Lake naturally brings. I sat on the balcony of the Gypsy Inn writing in my journal and reading my book. Often I...
market

Burma (part 1) 2009

28/1/2009 - A Warm Welcome to  Burma Burma is a special place for me to visit because I have a family connection to the country. My Grandad was born in Rangoon (now Yangon) and raised here until the age of aro...
boat restaurant

Bangkok (again again) – 2009

21/1/2009 - Trip to Myanmar Embassy, Bangkok I enjoyed the peaceful rest one needs after flying until I heard the pitter-patter of feet coming in and out of my room and then into the bathroom connecting two be...
singapore

Singapore – 2009

15/1/2009 - Onwards to Singapore The crack of dawn isn`t all that it`s cracked up to be. I was up at 5am to catch my lift with Uncle David down to Brisbane and he starts early. Luckily I had packed the night...
monty

Australia (part 5) – 2009

11/1/2009 - BBQ Breakfast This morning was hot, and as Uncle David, Auntie Tracy, Matty and I made our way to Mooloolaba we were melting into the leather seats of the Beetle. Luckily we managed to nab a...
Me and Nikkers

Australia (part 4) – 2009

6/1/2009 - Second day in Brisbane I awoke to the familiar sensation of the sun blaring through my eyelids. It`s almost like the sun is determined to hunt me down wherever I am sleeping and demand I wake at s...
queens street

Australia (part 3) – 2009

1/1/2009 - Tragedy on New Years Day I don`t really know how I can describe today. Even to think about that morning makes me sad. I woke up fairly early but as I couldn`t hear any movement upstairs I lay-in f...
mountains

Australia (part 2) – 2008

27/12/2008 - The Lindley Tour of Inland Sunshine Coast   The girls (Auntie Tracy, Jan and I) in the VW Beetle were following the boys (Uncle David, Richard and Matty) in the Van as we whizzed up the moto...
with georgina

Australia (part 1) – 2008

22/12/2008 - Welcome to Australia I am sleeping in the flat under the house where my 16 year old cousin Georgina sleeps. Its the only place in the house that has aircon, which is a godsend considering it is no...

Luang Prabang (part 3) – 2008

16/12/2008 - Tried Squirrel? I got the t-shirt... I got my staff t-shirt today which I was very excited about. I intend to wear it for the rest of the week, all day and night, until I leave. I think I must ...
laos family

Luang Prabang (part 2) – 2008

13/12/2008 - Wood Collecting and Cocktail Party I signed myself up to go Wood Collecting with Pong and the family. It ended up being a popular sign-up so the other 8 volunteers and I were taken by mini-...
Luang Prabang Waterfalls ESellers

Luang Prabang (part 1) – 2008

9/12/2008 - Waterfalls, Lao BBQ and X-Men It was bloody freezing this morning, not what I was expecting from travelling in the tropics and therefore I am completely unprepared for such cold weather. I have o...