I thought I'd tell you all a little bit about my travels. I've always wanted to travel and see the world ever since I've been little. When I started collage I meet two other girls who also wanted to travel and within months of knowing each other we where planning are trip we spent a good year and half planning are trip. We booked are flights with STA travel you can get some really good deals, I would recommend booking with them and there also very helpful advise.
We left on the 20th October 2012 I was meant to be flying home this April but I had to fly home earlier do to personal reasons I was away for just short off five months.
The country's we visited: Thailand
We started in Bangkok then worked are way up north Thailand then we got the long boat though Laos we then went to Cambodia then went all the way up Vietnam then flew from Hanoi back to Bangkok to do all of south Thailand, Then Burma and then the rest of south Thailand we then went to Malaysia Singapore and flew to Australia, I was only in Melbourne for five days then I had to fly home but luckily I've seen a lot of Australia as I've got family there and have been visiting since a young age.
Best and Worst parts off traveling
WORST: Having to carry your rucksack around when I left mine was 14kg and got to 25kg by Malaysia, I'm only a tiny 5.2ft tall and my rucksack was so heavy as well as that issue it was also cutting and scratching my shoulders really badly so I decided to send a 10kg box home which still hasn't arrived but when it does I'll do a post on all the lovely things I bought whilst away, I'd recommend you get a rucksack with lots of padding in the shoulders and waist and know bigger than 60liters. I missed my family and boyfriend loads that was probably the worst part, Night bus I hate buses now there a killer and not having a proper toilet and never feeling properly clean I was so happy to come home to a nice bubble bath and a comfy bed
BEST: It made me grow up so much having to do everything for myself also it wasn't as hard and stressful as I thought it would be, You get to meet so many amazing people, trying new foods, It opens your eyes to different ways off life and different cultures also seeing so many amazing landscapes. It was the best five months of my life I've got so many great memories to last a life time I'd strongly recommend to everyone to take a year out and travel it'll be the best decision you ever make.
Highlights: riding an elephant, trekking in the rain forest, getting one to many tattoo's, white water rafting, the grand palace in Bangkok, Angkor Wat, meeting lots off monkeys, shopping In all the little markets, Halong Bay, I could go on for ever I've experienced so many great things
My top 5 places we visited this was very hard as I loved so many places
:Pai ( north Thailand )
Penang ( Malaysia )
Koh Chang ( Thailand )
Ayutthaya ( Thailand )
Ho ani ( Vietnam )
Sorry that it's not very detailed I have to many stories so I thought I'd keep it short and sweet don't want to ramble on for to long. But if anyone has any questions about traveling or the places I've visited please ask I'd love to help, I'd really like to know if anyone else has done anything thing similar and what your favourite places where I've got the traveling bug now want to go again. Also I've added some photos down below ( probably one to many )
Whilst we where away we did diary blog that only lasted for a week but I thought i'd link it anyway