On Paddy’s Day and Other Festivities

Paddy’s day was a bit of a shambles, ironically. After two jugs and several leprechaun selfies later, we headed home. Although it felt like midnight it was only 4pm, so I headed to bed for a “tactical” nap. Unfortunately, the nap wasn’t so tactical as I woke up both hungover, drunk and more tired. It…

On My Last Few Days of Freedom

The hostel I stayed at in Perth was by far the worst hostel I’ve ever stayed in. And that’s saying a lot, because I stayed in a grand total of thirty four different hostels in Asia. I woke after the first night covered from head to toe in what I can only assume were bed bugs.…

That $800 Car

So I got my first speeding ticket the other day, and the only positive thing that can be drawn from the $190 fine is the fact that I’ve finally come of age. I thought it was rather steep considering I was only going 12kph over the speed limit, but the police here seem to be…

The Last of Asia

You know you’re having a good time when you’re actually too busy to write about all the crazy things you’ve done. My last post was over a month ago, so there’s no way I’ll be able to recount the last few weeks in nearly enough detail. That doesn’t stop me from trying, though… Following an…

A Slice of Paradise

There are some places in life that you fit into seamlessly, like a hand in a well-fitted glove. We’d been told by many travellers that Pai had been a favourite in their South East Asian travels, but we’d dismissed this- if that many people had held so high a regard for this place, then surely…