Travel Diaries – Tromsø

Travel Diaries – Tromsø

Gap Year Days 327 – 330 Norway was our starting point when we first came to Europe at the beginning of our gap year all the way back in April last year. We really liked Oslo and Bergen, and promised to be back. I didn’t think then that we would be visiting again...
Travel Diaries – Copenhagen

Travel Diaries – Copenhagen

Gap Year Days 323 – 327 We landed in Copenhagen to snow. We knew we were flying into completely different conditions to where we had come from. It was 36 degrees in Kuala Lumpur as we made our way to the airport. Here it was below zero, and we had never really...
Travel Diaries – Malaysia

Travel Diaries – Malaysia

Gap Year Days 308 – 322 We were really looking forward to getting to Malaysia. We had been here a few times before so it was a place we are familiar with. Simon’s mum comes from Malaysia, and as such he has lots of relatives here. This time we were going...
Travel Diaries – Myanmar

Travel Diaries – Myanmar

Gap Year Days 297 – 308 We landed in Myanmar after a long layover in Bangkok to find the slowest immigration counters we have experienced in this whole trip, possibly forever. We started chatting to the girl following us in line, who happened to be a British...
Travel Diaries – Thailand

Travel Diaries – Thailand

Gap Year Days 289 – 297 Normally when I write these diary posts they are easy! It’s finding the time in the first place that is often the hard part. Once I get started, it all just flows. This one though has been hard to get started on. Thailand just seems set...
Travel Diaries – Laos

Travel Diaries – Laos

Gap Year Days 281 – 289 We decided to go to Laos without spending a whole lot of time thinking about what we would do once we got there. I had thought we would have plenty of time to research, but we got on the plane just as clueless. Although I am trying hard,...
Travel Diaries – Vietnam

Travel Diaries – Vietnam

Gap Year Days 270 – 281 I was looking forward to getting back to Vietnam. We had spent three weeks here almost exactly five years ago, and had enjoyed our visit to Hoi An then, and wanted to spend a more time around the central area of Vietnam. It had been hot...
Travel Diaries – Cambodia

Travel Diaries – Cambodia

Gap Year Days 260 – 270 After the chaos of leaving Macau we arrived at our hotel in Phnom Penh at around 9am having had little to no sleep. As we booked our accomodation here while at the airport yesterday, we decided to spend six days in Phnom Penh. This was...
Travel Diaries – Macau

Travel Diaries – Macau

Gap Year Days 257 – 259 We hadn’t been to Macau before, and once I had added Hong Kong to the itinerary, it was a no-brainer to also pop over to Macau for a couple of nights. I hadn’t really had much interest in Macau previously, but we were so close, had...
Travel Diaries – Hong Kong

Travel Diaries – Hong Kong

Gap Year Days 253 – 257 I was excited as we arrived in Hong Kong! This was our second visit, and sort of a chance for Hong Kong to redeem itself. I felt a bit ambivalent about it after the first visit, but that was not the fault of Hong Kong itself. Last time we...
Travel Diaries – Sri Lanka

Travel Diaries – Sri Lanka

Gap Year Days 238 – 252 We landed at Colombo airport just before sunset, and immediately it was obvious Sri Lanka is very different to India. Due to their proximity, the two countries have always been kind of bundled together in my mind. I was wrong. The first...