Brisbane

A couple of hours on the bus and I found myself on the very brief 1 day stop at Brisbane where I met back up with Vanessa.   Being that I literally had 1 day in the city, it didn’t give me a lot of time to play with, I essentially had to pick one…

By TravellingWelshman January 19, 2017 2

Surfer’s Paradise

Just like in Byron Bay, I knew pretty much nothing about Surfer’s Paradise, only what the name suggested, and I wasn’t intending on Surfing.   Our plans had changed slightly. Vanessa hadn’t really enjoyed her time at Byron (which after the drama’s of the hostel move and the tepee in the middle of the rainforest…

By TravellingWelshman January 15, 2017 1

Byron Bay

Byron Bay was the first stop on my travels up the East Coast that I was truly clueless about. Before heading out to Australia I’d never heard of it, didn’t know of any landmarks or what the hell there was to do there. It also received the worst possible start.   Where on the last…

By TravellingWelshman January 9, 2017 2

Sydney

Probably safe to say that by far the most famous city in all of Australia has to be Sydney, considering that most people actually think it’s the capital.To be honest, my time in Sydney didn’t start off the best way possible. Firstly I’d have to catch a 12 hour bus journey from Melbourne. Don’t get…

By TravellingWelshman January 5, 2017 3

Melbourne

First stop on this epic journey, after arriving at 11pm and catching less than 6 hours sleep, the first day began in Melbourne!   Admittedly, me and my cousin Vanessa quite clearly hadnt gotten our heads in the game yet. Stepping out onto the streets of Melbourne with a free mini guide with absolutely no…

By TravellingWelshman December 24, 2016 3

Situation Report

Here I find myself 15 days from departure day, and I feel a situation report is needed to see just how prepared I am for this adventure. There are a lot of things that I “plan” to do, but, very little is set in stone. Those are the only real plans I have.   Where…

By TravellingWelshman November 7, 2016 0

Indonesia

Why Indonesia?   This is a country which seems just so mysterious to me, due mainly to the fact that I knew so little about Indonesia. Much like my mother whom only recently checked a map to see where her son would be travelling to. When looking at potential destinations for my trip, Indonesia stood…

By TravellingWelshman November 1, 2016 0

Australia

The Journey Begins:   It should go without saying that any backpacking trip is incomplete without the great wilderness of Australia. This is emphasized when I inform people that my journey will start in Australia, each and every person will reply along the lines of “oh did you know so and so are in Australia…

By TravellingWelshman October 26, 2016 0

From Doctor to Backpacker

Birth of a Dream   Since the age of 14, I had already set out my entire future: “I’m going to be a doctor”, simple, no arguing. After 2 years of sixth form and 3 years of university it still had not changed. That was less than 6 months ago, and in that time my…

By TravellingWelshman October 25, 2016 0