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  • There Is Plenty To Do In Chiang Mai

    There Is Plenty To Do In Chiang Mai

    Thailand

    During our stay in Chiang Mai we hung out lots with friends and also managed the occasionally family activity as well. Here’s a brief overview of some of the shenanigans that we got up to.

  • The Magic of Yi Peng - Floating Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

    The Magic of Yi Peng - Floating Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

    Thailand

    When tens of thousands of glowing lanterns fill the sky and drift away on the warm currents of the atmosphere your cares float away too. Your wishes, your worries, your prayers lifting to the heavens to be swept into the arms of God or to be enveloped into the darkness and be as far removed from you as the East is to the West.

  • Hungry Hungry Hippos at Chiang Mai Zoo

    Hungry Hungry Hippos at Chiang Mai Zoo

    Thailand

    Big, huge, flabby gums masking giant, munching teeth. And it took more then one potato before they would close their mouth to chew. Hungry Hungry Hippo! An enjoyable day with a songthaew of hilarious personalities.

  • Chiang Mai's Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Chiang Mai's Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Thailand

    The night before the lantern festival was a hot air balloon festival. We jumped in our songthaew with our friends and headed to the spot for a night of sparkling lights, dancing and mossie bites.

  • The 6 Challenges I Faced When Leaving Penang

    The 6 Challenges I Faced When Leaving Penang

    Penang, Malaysia

    Leaving a country or city is always a mission and Penang was no different. In fact it had its fair share of challenges. But, as always we overcame those challenges and it feels good. What are your biggest travel challenges?

  • One Night In Bangkok Is All It Takes

    One Night In Bangkok Is All It Takes

    Thailand

    One night was all it took for me to fall back in love with Bangkok. The area we stayed in we had never been will living there for that month and I was in awe. It was so happening. An absolutely amazing location, being in the heart of everything and feeling the buzz and atmosphere. Check out our one night in Bangkok November stylz.

  • Top 7 Things To Do in Penang

    Top 7 Things To Do in Penang

    Penang, Malaysia

    We have been to many places in Penang. It seems we have been the busiest we have ever been in this supposedly small Malaysian state. We have made friends, we have enjoyed beaches, played on playgrounds and had a “semi-normal” life… followed by an abnormal amount of things to do.

  • So It’s been 6 Months – Have We Learnt Anything?

    So It’s been 6 Months – Have We Learnt Anything?

    Reflections

    Back in May we packed up our home life in Perth, Australia and hit the road. It’s now November and we are celebrating, not only 6 months of exploration and discovery, but 200 days into our nomadic journey. I can tell you that in the last 200 days I have learnt copious amounts. And not only about my surroundings, but about myself. So where have we been for the last 200 days?

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