Riding on top of Nelly is a great experience and quite smelly too. We visited an elephant sanctuary in Chang Mai in Northern Thailand for a day and spent a few hours feeding, training, walking and washing the elephants. Yes it’s a typical touristy experience but good fun none the less!
Hard to put into words the town of Queenstown. It’s just so much fun. We spent a total of 5 days there and every day was full of activities and then topped off in the night with partying. You can literally do any activity you would want: skydiving, bungee, zorbing, Frisbee golf and many more. A few nights here is a must.
Not as crazy as it used to be, tubing is still worth a day out in Laos. After the government cracked down on tubing due to a number of deaths 5 years ago, the industry kind of died until recent times when a number of bars were allowed to reopen along the river. The tubing there now is a lot safer but still great fun.
Yes it’s a little mainstream, but still great craic none the less. Everyone has to try it once. Each full moon the beach is crammed with thousands of people supping away on their buckets and dancing the night away. Just a word of warning, watch your bags!
One of those places you see on postcards, the Cameron Highlands is located in the midlands of Malaysia and is the primary location for tea production in the country. We spent 6 hours hiking through the numerous tea plantations before finishing off with a nice cup of Barry’s, I mean Malaysian tea. Delish!
A trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must. Once amongst the ruins, you get a feel for how much work the lads would have had to out in back in the day to build the place. A tuk tuk tour around the site is very cheap, so the trip is not too difficult for the laziest of people. You can also visited the temple that featured in numerous Tomb Raider scenes.
Still quite off the beaten track for many travellers in South East Asia, Bagan is a gem. Outside the town there are about 1000 Pagodas (temples) that dot the landscape. We spent sunrise amongst them and then rented bicycles to visit as many as possible during the day. Get there before it becomes saturated by tourists.
Yes it is possible to do skydiving anywhere in the world, but New Zealand is possibly one of the most picturesque places to do so. We skydived in Taupo which gave an amazing view of the lake as we hurtled through the air. Quick tip: wear 2 pairs of underwear.
One of the most beautiful places we saw in all of South East Asia. We joined a party crew of 60 travellers and spent 2 nights travelling around the numerous islands. On the final night we set up camp on the Castaway Island and partook in kayaking and tubing around the bay before partying the night away in the middle of nowhere. Great place!
Without doubt 3 of the best days we spent while travelling. We spent 2 nights aboard the Broomstick along with 20 others people in their mid-twenties and got to see not only the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, but also snorkelled with turtles and fish and also drank goon until the early hours each night! What’s not to love!
Best party place in South East Asia. We spent 10 nights there with very little sleep and far too much One Direction music for even a 14 year old girl to stomach!