Tag Archives: RTW
Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by Steph.
On Sunday I posted a list of all the things I think I did right on my extended Australasia trip. This ranged from remembering to pack jeans to being flexible in my planning, but really boiled down to following my gut and not other people’s advice. So let me start off this post on what [...]
Posted on 26. Jun, 2011 by Steph.
I’ve been home for a couple of weeks now and I’ve had some time to reflect on this big giant trip that just happened. I have a feeling I won’t be able to fully wrap my head around it until I get a little more distance from it. Now everywhere I go, excited old friends [...]
Posted on 14. Jun, 2011 by Steph.
Over the course of my trip I’ve laid my head down in a lot of places, from guest houses in South East Asia to camper vans in Oz to my very own apartment in China. I’ve woken up to dozens of different views, some inspiring and some… not so much. I tried to take a [...]
Posted on 09. Jun, 2011 by Steph.
I’m going home really soon. Incredibly freaking soon. Actually, as you’re reading this I am most likely suspended in mid-air somewhere over the Pacific Ocean between Beijing and Vancouver. Hooray! Right? Sort of? I don’t know. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been vacillating wildly from super excitement to abject fear. I’ll see a [...]
Posted on 10. Apr, 2011 by Steph.
One of the most important lessons you can learn when traveling is when it’s time to give up. It’s not always easy to admit to yourself that you’ve hit the wall, but it can be a valuable part of your travel experience- and not necessarily the end of it either. The second or third time [...]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2011 by Steph.
It was 6 months ago to the day that I boarded my first flight for Tokyo, kicking off a new chapter of my life and career. Since then I’ve climbed the Great Wall of China, snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef and partied until the sun came up in Thailand. I’ve been attacked by both parrots [...]
Posted on 08. Mar, 2011 by Steph.
Quick, do you know which country has had the most bombs dropped on them in history? It’s not Germany, or England. It’s not Vietnam, although that’s a pretty reasonable guess. The most bombed country of all time, is Laos. Small, quiet, unassuming Laos, wedged between Thailand and Vietnam, has had almost as many bombs dropped [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by Steph.
I’m so glad I came to Vietnam. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it: so many of the people I’d talked to beforehand had very negative things to say about the country. I’d heard that the people were unfriendly, that it’s polluted and confusing and that everyone wants to scam you. Luckily [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2011 by Steph.
Last week I put up a post talking about the things that I thought I would miss, but I don’t. Today I’m taking the opposite tact: a lit of things that I actually DO miss. Things I totally took for granted back at home but have come to long for on the road. Things I [...]