Map & About My Trip

The map above shows the route I initially had in mind when planning my trip many, many months ago. Unsurprisingly, I didn’t stick to my plan at all! Although I visited most of the countries I wanted to (except Laos – no time), the order and places I visited changed completely. That was one of my favourite things about travelling – having an empty schedule means that one photo, recommendation or story can send you off to a completely unplanned, sometimes unheard of destination. It was these spontaneous stops where I often had the best experiences of my entire trip, such as:

  • Motorbiking around the island of Cat Ba, Vietnam.
  • Climbing an abandoned skyscraper and exploring an ‘aeroplane graveyard’ in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Relaxing on the incredibly tranquil beaches of the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia.
  • Watching the surfing championship on Manly Beach, Sydney.
  • Drinking in the rooftop bar on top of Marina Bay Sands Resort – one of the most exclusive spots in Singapore.
  • Camping under the stars in the Fjordland, on the South Island of New Zealand.
  • Conquering the tallest mountain in Indochina: Mount Fansipan, Vietnam.
  • Watching the sunset behind the Petronas towers from the top of a helipad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Living it up with some amazing friends in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

I hadn’t even heard of most of these places before starting my trip (let alone planned to visit them) – each and every one was either recommended to me by other travellers or stumbled upon by myself!

 

4 thoughts on “Map & About My Trip

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  2. Omg Alex !!!!!
    This sounds absolutely AMAAAZING !!!!!!!!!
    We all are sooooo excited for u and sooooo proud of u tooooo !!!!!
    Just take GREAT CARE OF US EDF and bloody well ENJOY !!!!!!!!!
    Loads of love xxxxxx

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  3. Sounds like you’ve done your research and got a great plan and adventure ahead. I’m so excited for you Alex!!! I’ll be traveling vicariously through you and this blog! All of us here in Western Australia look forward to seeing you in May. There’ll be plenty of comfy beds, hot showers and home cooked meals waiting for you here xo

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