Yes, we know. A big change from all those rooftop tents and cheap motels we have stayed in. As unemployed graduates who didn’t have a job then, being able to afford a 5* luxury hotel was, and still is, a luxury. We couldn’t bear to live in such extravagant hotels knowing that 80% of the time we would be out travelling in other countries. However, … Continue reading 4D3N staycation at The Westin Singapore
For many backpackers hoping to travel the West Coast of Australia, at some point you would have to make the trip across the Nullarbor to complete your journey. We had previously travelled from Melbourne to Adelaide and our next leg of the trip was Adelaide to Perth. In this post, we will cover our full itinerary from Adelaide to Perth via The Nullarbor including accommodation, … Continue reading Adelaide to Perth via The Nullarbor – FULL ITINERARY
For backpackers out there on a Working Holiday Visa and planning to get your second/third year, working on a farm is inevitable and may also be the most challenging part of your Working Holiday. While we had no intentions of getting our second year visa, we did end up doing farm work as we were looking for short-term/casual jobs as we travelled around Australia. … Continue reading Top 10 Tips to Finding Farmwork in Australia – Part 10
The past week was one of the most exciting part of our Aussie adventure having driven from Adelaide to Perth via The Nullarbor. Prior to making the trip, we were actually pretty worried about a lot of stuff like a lack of fuel, breaking down mid-way, where to stay, and a lot of other stuff. If you are thinking of making a similar trip to … Continue reading The Ultimate Pre Guide to Crossing the Nullarbor
Just like every other clueless backpacker, we had A LOT of crazy different ideas about how camping in Australia was gonna be like. We had planned to camp as we moved around and was looking for an efficient and comfortable way to live on the road. Having done a TON of research, looked at maybe a hundred or more cars, we eventually settled with living … Continue reading Types of Campers in Australia
Bali is just, wonderful. The beaches, the waves, the food — you can find them all on one tiny island! And best of all, they are VERY affordable. We stayed in Kuta, so we found most of our meals in Kuta and Seminyak, although we also went to Nusa Dua for a few days, but we made sure that we did our research before trying … Continue reading Must eat foods in Bali, Indonesia (and where to find them!)
Writing this post to celebrate the quokka’s birthday on 15th September, HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUOKKAS!! (still not sure why is it this day but it’s still a great day to celebrate these cute and tiny creatures!) If you’re heading to Perth, Rottnest Island is DEFINITELY somewhere you need to go to find these cute quokkas that you see on the internet when you search #quokkaselfie. These … Continue reading Rottnest Island: The Tourist guide + Tips on how to #quokkaselfie
I had always categorised ourselves as budget backpackers — always wanting to travel and see the world with our limited funds and experience as much as we can wherever we go. As much as budgeting goes, we would always have a bottom line in terms of travelling which we would never cross. It was never really that budget, we would go for cheap options but … Continue reading Luxury Backpacking — it’s a thing!
Female travels seems to be forming a theme of its own with the increasing trend of solo female travellers and travel agencies offering women-only tours. Google trends show a steady increase in “solo female travel” from 2013 and seems to be on an upward trajectory. As two Asian girls backpacking around Australia, we have heard our fair share of concerns, both from completely strangers to … Continue reading 2 Girls on Extended Travels — Make or Break?
Dubbed The Festival State, South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital, Adelaide, is quickly becoming the next hipster coastal city. The beautiful city is surrounded by Adelaide Hills, where wineries and farms dot the area. If you’re looking to travel to Adelaide and not sure what you can do here, don’t fret! We have compiled a list of free things you can do in Adelaide, so you don’t … Continue reading Best FREE things to do in Adelaide – Part 9