Anyways, how has everyone been?! Ahhh I've missed blogging! So many times during my trip, I would find something cool and do something interesting and I'd think "Ooooo I should put that on my blog". But of course, I had little time to do anything but check up facebook and and emails for like 5 minutes here and there. It is nice to be home though =). There's nothing like sleeping in your own bed and eating your mum's home cooked food.
Well, needless to say, I had the time of my life while overseas. I got the chance to do some amazing things both in Thailand and England....experiencing life in a different country and and different culture is so fulfilling and eye-opening. And I met so many amazing people especially in Thailand!! Travelling all on my lonesome was quite an adventure! I had some pretty unforgettable moments, like getting detained at the airport temporarily on the way back due to my grossly overweight luggage. The look of horror on my face as the check-in lady told me I had to get rid of 20kg worth was priceless =P. Or the time we ended up running into the ocean after a particularly crazy night out at a beach bar in Thailand. Such good memories =D.
|ALL MY SHOPPING!! It is clear now why I was temporarily detained|
...asif I could get rid of any of it right?!? Pffft.
So the first half of my trip was spent in Thailand....I had SUCH an amazing time! I went with one of my good friends, and we joined a group of people in Thailand. I'm so grateful I got to spend my time in Thailand with such a great bunch of outgoing and friendly people =D. Some of the highlights included snorkeling off the coast of some of Thailand's most beautiful islands on Australia Day (so much fun!!), partying like no tomorrow in the unique (for want of a better word =P) bars on some of the islands, shopping in some of the biggest shopping malls I've ever seen, getting lost in the unbelievably massive Chatuchak market in Bangkok, and spending a few days with some of the hill tribes in Chiang Mai (North Thailand). And the FOOD!!! Oh. My. God. There's nothing better than coming back from a day of trekking and having your local guides prepare the most satisfying authentic Thai food. And street food is a MUST HAVE! Pork skewers oh how I miss you! Let's just say that by the end of the trip my clothes were a bit more snug on me than when I arrived =S. But seriously that's only the tip of the iceberg.....I'd be going on forever if I kept going on about home much fun it was.
|Oh so dark! |
Having a 'traditional' bucket in Krabi =D
The latter half of my trip was spent in the incredibly beautiful city of London. Seriously, as soon as I got there I knew that this was a place I could live in....definitely my type of place! The atmosphere and vibe of London city was one that I felt right at home in. So many beautiful buildings, old world charm and cute little cafes and shops. Reminds me of Melbourne but 10x more incredible. Some of the highlights from England were travelling on double decker buses (I get amused by the stupidest things eh =P), sitting in Hyde park munching on the BEST cinnamon buns from the Nordic Bakery, driving through the gorgeous countryside in Wales, spending a day in Brighton and visiting the famous pier (and trying their fish and chips!! Some of the best I've had =P), visiting the world famous Harrods building, straddling the meridian line....and of course, the INCREDIBLE SHOPPING!! But, despite all that, I think the best part about England was spending time with my beautiful cousins and aunty and uncle =). I don't think I would have had as much fun without them. I miss them so much =(.
|Me having a world famous Brindisa Chorizo Roll at |
Borough Market in London...SO YUMMY!
Unpacking had to be the hardest part....it was nice to go through all the things I bought though!! I'd forgotten I bought so much =P. But yea, it was just sad to come back and get back to reality.
Well, that was my trip in a very very verrrrry small nutshell =D. I'm sure I'll be ranting on further in future posts! Hope you've all been well!! xx