The Zoos of Singapore Part 3 – Singapore Zoo

Part three of our foray into the amazing Zoos in Singapore. This time we check out the legendary Singapore Zoo, and take a closer look at the enigmatic Javan Langur! … More The Zoos of Singapore Part 3 – Singapore Zoo

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A Sling Shot Stop In Singapore

A heaving metropolis with a thriving economy, Singapore epitomises combining business with pleasure. A far cry from the rushed, anti-social formalities of London, Singapore supplements its success and austerity with smiles and politeness, and we were immediately enthralled. We thought 5 days would be enough in the relatively small Republic, however left with a bigger … More A Sling Shot Stop In Singapore

Byron Bay, Blue Mountains and Beyond – Australia

After six weeks travelling across 1095 miles, Alex and I have put enough evidence together to conclude the following: Australia is big. Three and a half hours of flying, eleven hours of driving and countless trains/coaches/trams have led to just scratching the surface of Australia’s East Coast, and we felt this keenly in our final … More Byron Bay, Blue Mountains and Beyond – Australia

Cruising the Capital and Exercising Vicariously – Canberra, Australia

With a week left in Australia before our flight back to Asia, we decided to rent a car from Sydney and have a whistle stop tour of a few towns and cities we had previously missed along the East Coast. We found the general consensus about Canberra is that there’s not a huge amount there … More Cruising the Capital and Exercising Vicariously – Canberra, Australia

Getting Wild in Straddie – North Stradbroke Island, Australia

Our time in Australia up until now consisted solely of heaving cities and bustling towns, and North Stradbroke Island (or Straddie, as its affectionately known by locals) is an absolute breath of fresh air. Having caught the Scuba bug in Koh Tao, when we read that Manta Bommie off Straddie is a popular haunt for … More Getting Wild in Straddie – North Stradbroke Island, Australia

A Holiday From Backpacking – Surfers Paradise, Australia

Disclaimer: While all our previous posts have been backpacking on a strict budget, and the activities and places we go cater to that, at Surfers we were met by my Mum and Step-Dad, Ron. We were, to put it simply, absolutely spoilt for which we are very, very grateful and as a result were able … More A Holiday From Backpacking – Surfers Paradise, Australia