Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam is the country I’ve been looking forward to seeing the most, so I’m really excited to arrive at our first stop of Ho Chi Minh City. We dump our bags at the hostel and head out for an explore, which loses momentum slightly when we realise it takes about 2 hours to cross any road. After successfully…

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Siem Reap

After an incredibly confusing border crossing that we definitely wouldn’t have been able to manage on our own, we make it into Cambodia and arrive at our first stop, Siem Reap. Things get even more confusing when we try and give our Tuk Tuk driver the directions to our hostel, which is uniquely called ‘The…

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Bangkok

We land in Bangkok to start our Asian leg of the trip and it’s quite a bit hotter than New Zealand, or anywhere I’ve been before ever. We leave the airport and, for reasons I still don’t understand to this day, we decide that the best thing to do is to walk to our hostel in…

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Rotorua

The interesting smell that’s suddenly coming through the windows on the bus confirms that we’ve arrived in Rotorua. (They weren’t messing about giving it the nickname Sulphur City, bloody hell). We take a deep breath, get off the bus, and speed walk to our hostel, which turns out to have a cheap bar, hot tub,…

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Taupo

One hour and 7,345 pictures of mountains later and we arrive in Taupo. After spending a week in two big cities, we’re excited to see the other side to New Zealand – the proper sexy side you see on films and postcards and Google images when you want to know what New Zealand looks like…

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Wellington

After a full day’s train journey through glorious countryside, we get to Wellington in the evening and wander through the city to find our hostel – which turns out to be a bit dodgy and suddenly makes the very cheap price make a lot of sense. As we’re waiting to check in, some guy in…

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