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It was a hell of an adventure but now it’s done a year travelling the world, what more could a girl ask for?
The trip started in Central America, with some Spanish lessons, before travelling much of this part of the world and then up through Mexico to the USA. After a short trip back home for the Commonwealth Games, we went back to the US then onto Europe and Morocco before coming home via China, Korea, India, Nepal and Thailand!! I took this trip with my then boyfriend, Damian.
Somehow, this still wasn’t enough for me so I headed back to Guatemala and onto Cuba by myself for a further six weeks. It was amazing!
November 27: Melbourne – Guatemala City (3.5 months)
Travel around Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador learning spanish and then overland through Mexico to visit my sponsor child and onto Texas and Erica!
March 7: San Antonio, Texas – Vancouver, Canada (5 nights)
March 12: Vancouver, Canada – Melbourne (2 weeks)
Home for Commonwealth Games, weekend trip to tassie to see family.
March 28: Melbourne – Phoenix, Arizona (1.5 weeks)
Visiting Damians relatives, got held up so stayed longer than originally planned.
April 7: Phoenix, Arizona – Los Angeles, USA
2 nights as couldn’t get on a flight out till the Sunday!
April 9: Los Angeles, USA – Edinburgh, Scotland
Some time in Edinburgh and a Haggis tour round the highlands of Scotland.
April 15: Edinburgh, Scotland – Madrid, Spain (1 night)
then onto Salamanca, Spain for 2 weeks spanish school
April 30: Madrid – Istanbul (3 weeks)
Travel up through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia to Prague
May 23: Prague, Czech Republic – Amsterdam, Netherlands (1.5 weeks)
Hanging out in Amsterdam with Luch and Monica then visiting friends in Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
June 1: Brussels, Belgium – Barcelona, Spain (1 night)
Basically in transit
June 2: Barcelona, Spain – Casablanca, Morocco (2 weeks)
an 11 day tour of Morocco with Cosmos and then half a week to make our way to Gibraltar
June 14: Gibraltar (2 nights)
Catching up with Hutchie
June 16: Gibraltar – Malaga, Spain (1 night)
June 17: Malaga, Spain – Trevelez, Spain
one week on tour hiking in the Sierra Nevada National Park
June 24: Travelez, Spain – Seville, Spain (1 week)
Onto Portugal and hanging out here for the week
June 30: Lisbon, Portugal – London, England (weekend)
Catch up with friends
July 2: London, England – Beijing, China (1 week)
July 9: Beijing, China – Seoul, South Korea (2.5 weeks)
Time exploring South Korea
July 27: Seoul, South Korea – Mumbai, India (3.5 weeks)
A few days in Mumbai before starting a 3 week tour all the way to Kathmandu, Nepal
August 20: Kathmanu, Nepal (2 weeks)
Tour finishes, spent a few more days relaxing in Kathmandu
August 23: Kathmandu, Nepal – Delhi, India (2 weeks)
Time spent exploring some of North Western India
September 5: Delhi, India – Bangkok, Thailand (2.5 weeks)
Meeting up with Janelle for 2 weeks in Thailand
September 21: Bangkok – Melbourne (arrive sept 22) (1.5 weeks)
October 3: Melbourne, Australia – Miami, USA
A couple of days in Miami to break up the journey
October 5: Miami, USA – Guatemala City, Guatemala
On to Antigua for 4 weeks studying spanish
November 2: Guatemala City, Guatemala – Havana, Cuba
A couple of nights in Havana before a week long tour round Eastern Cuba
November 12: Havana, Cuba – Guatemala City, Guatemala
November 13: Guatemala City, Guatemala – Miami, USA
November 14: Miami, USA – Melbourne, Australia (arriving November 16)
I spent a few days exploring Havana, both before and after my tour of Cuba. It is a fabulous place,...
I had read that it was difficult to get around Cuba. Since I was only there for a limited time, I decided...
It was a long bus ride from Playa Maria la Gorda to our next destination of Soroa. I had a nice nap. ...
Playa Maria la Gorda is a beautiful beach located a few hours from Vinales in the far west of Cuba. There...
Vinales was my first stop on my Cuban tour. I was sad to leave Havana, but excited to see more of Cuba....
Havana Vieja (the old part of Havana) is a stunning, wonderful place to visit. It was my favourite...
It was an early start for us this morning. We had to be at the US army base by 7am to go for a tour to the DMZ (Demilitarized...
Today was spent wandering around Krakow. It is a very pretty city and great for just walking and taking...
Slovakia to Poland The train ride from Kosice, Slovakia to Krakow, Poland went as well as it could....
After our first attempt at the Mexico US border crossing and basically no sleep we were up at 6:30am...