7 Days in Singapore

7 Days in Singapore

On Friday last week, we flew from Jakarta to Singapore!  My 37th country!  So, I thought I would give you a run-down, and a semi-guide if you are here SNG! Day 1 We arrived into Changi Airport - which is just as nice as everyone had told me it was!  The amount of shops was [...]

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Australia

Australia

The journey began in a place that I've been to many times before.  A relatively standard holiday destination for a lot of Kiwis. Melbourne.  I take time out each year to attend the Formula 1 Grand Prix there, and hence I thought it a great place to start our year long journey. Melbourne has an [...]

Making it all real

The first step that always makes a trip such as this feel real, is when you start actually booking things.  Putting that first chunk of money down which says, "There's no backing down now". Up until this point, any time any one asked about the trip, I always felt a little like a fraud - [...]

What’s that, a departure date you say!?

What’s that, a departure date you say!?

For years, I have hated flying (ironic considering how much I love travel!) - so my favourite mode of transport wherever possible, is the train.  While living in the US in 2013, I traveled coast-to-coast on the Amtrak.  When I returned from London in 2009, I took the train from London to Beijing (connections, then the [...]

Amtrak Crescent Route – New York to New Orleans

Amtrak Crescent Route – New York to New Orleans

Today, we travel from New York’s Pennsylvania Station to New Orleans on the Amtrak train.  We booked a sleeper car, which was pretty exciting really.  Don’t get us wrong; we had no delusions of glamour, style or class neither about the journey, nor about ourselves on the journey.  We have, after-all, seen that episode of [...]