Where I’ve been

I did a whole heap of travelling before starting this blog, but this page will guide you through the places I’ve written about on Spin the Windrose. I’ve also written memoirs about previous travels to France and Italy.

India

January – February 2015

First stop was India. Beautiful, crazy, attack-on-your-senses India. After getting scammed as soon as we stepped off the plane, we visited New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Rhanthambhore, then took a train to Shimla, a bus to Amritsar, and 50+ hour sleeper train to Goa, AKA Paradise on Earth. I LOVED it.

Southeast Asia

February – March 2015

We flew from New Delhi to Bangkok, and crossed the Poipet border into Cambodia where we visited the Angkor temples, Battambang and Phnom Penh. But then our trip was cut short. We were robbed, our passports were stolen, and we decided to fly home to the UK.

New Zealand

April 2015 – December 2016

We were only in the UK for around 5 weeks before we were off on the next adventure. We flew to New Zealand on Working Holiday Visas, where we saved over $5,000 in Auckland in 4 months. We then bought a campervan and travelled the whole country for four months on less than $40 a day. Then, we settled in Wellington, where we decided to settle for 10 months because – put simply – we fell in love with it.

While we were in NZ, we took a trip home to the UK for a friend’s wedding, stopping in Bangkok for a couple of days and then I visited my sister in Spain before flying back to Welly.

Europe

January 2017 – February 2017

Settling home in the UK for a couple of months, I took a trip to Latvia with my sister and a trip to Poland with James.

Sri Lanka

March 2017 – April 2017

James and I spent a month in the gorgeous country of Sri Lanka, touring most of the Island by train, bus and tuk tuk. We explored the far North, the ancient cities, the hill country, the East, and the pristine beaches of the South.

France & Italy road trip

April 2017

My sister and I spent a week in the South of France where we explored Provence and the Côte d’Azur and spent two days in Italy, stopping in Genoa, San Remo and Portofino.

What’s next?

  • I’m settling in the UK until at least November 2017 and hope to tick some things off my wishlist while I’m here.
  • July: Menorca
  • September: Netherlands
  • November – December: Somewhere in Asia? TBC
  • January 2017: To be announced!

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