New Zealand, Australia & South East Asia

Travels through New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia ~ May 28 to July 28, 2019

New Zealand 🇳🇿  Australia 🇦🇺  Singapore 🇸🇬  Indonesia 🇮🇩  Malaysia 🇲🇾  Brunei 🇧🇳  Thailand 🇹🇭 Philippines 🇵🇭  Cambodia 🇰🇭  Laos 🇱🇦  Vietnam 🇻🇳  Taiwan 🇹🇼

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My route:

  • Auckland, New Zealand 🇳🇿 √
  • Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺 √
  • Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 🇦🇺 √
  • Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺 √
  • Cairns, Australia 🇦🇺 √
  • Singapore, Singapore 🇸🇬 √
  • Bali, Indonesia 🇮🇩 √
  • Komodo Island, Indonesia 🇮🇩 √
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾 √
  • Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo) 🇲🇾 √
  • Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 🇧🇳 √
  • Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭 √
  • Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭 √
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭 √
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia 🇰🇭 √
  • Vientiane, Laos 🇱🇦 √
  • Hanoi, Vietnam 🇻🇳 √
  • Halong Bay, Vietnam 🇻🇳 √
  • Da Nang, Vietnam 🇻🇳 √
  • Hoi An, Vietnam 🇻🇳 √
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam 🇻🇳 √
  • Taipei, Taiwan 🇹🇼 √

Spring / Summer 2019 Travel Plans!

Spring / Summer 2019 Travel Plans!

I have to return to work soon ~ however, I am having one last hurrah and travelling to New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia ...
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Travelling With Only A Backpack

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The Shire ~ Welcome to my Hobbit Hole

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Ella Blanche Collins

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Walking Around Auckland

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An Itty Bitty Walk

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I’ve Walked On All 7 Continents

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Kangaroos, Koalas and Devils Oh My

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Beaches, A Penguin Parade & A Road Trip

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Terracotta Soldiers, AC/DC & Yorkshire Pudding

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Bathing Boxes, Security Guards & Tassie

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Seafood, Day Drunk & French Fries

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A Hangover, Phone Calls & A Bridge Climb

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Cairns, More Co-Ed & I’ve Booked Stuff!

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A Sky Dive and A Hop, Swim & Jump

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3 Great Barrier Reef Dives, Sharks & Christmas Tree Worms

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I ❤️ You & Your Slings Singapore

I ❤️ You & Your Slings Singapore

The Singapore Sling! Makes me want to go dancing. I sat at the bar, talked to the people around me, cracked peanuts, threw my shells ...
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My New Favourite City ~ Singapore

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Goodbye Singapore and Hello Bali

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A Jackie Day in Bali

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The Gates of Heaven ~ May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy

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Swings & Monkeys

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PETRONAS Twin Towers

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Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

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Borneo Orangutans and Out & About in Kuching

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Bako National Park ~ Borneo

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Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace

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Country Hopping ~ Thailand and Philippines

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The Killing Fields

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Random Thoughts of the Day

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Angkor Wat

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Wonderful Vientiane ~ The Capital of Laos

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Stairs, Trains & Wine

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A Beach, A Dragon & A Princess

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Ancient Town, My Ao Dai & This Damn Cold

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Cu Chi Tunnels

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