Author Archives: clairelinney

all good things must come to an end

Sixty weeks, eleven countries, three subcontinents and one empty bank balance later and I’ve reached the final blog entry for this amazing trip (as I don’t plan to bore myself or anybody else with blogging my readjustment to reality)! How … Continue reading

Posted in Thailand | Comments Off on all good things must come to an end

back in Bangkok

 Bron and I spent a day in Georgetown on the island of Penang before going our separate ways. I’m sure there were lots of interesting things to do and see but I’m pretty much at sightseeing saturation at the moment … Continue reading

Posted in Malaysia, temples, Thailand | Comments Off on back in Bangkok

postcard from paradise

We are finally leaving the Perhentian islands after a week and I am really going to miss this place. I’ve been out diving most days, hanging around the dive shop chatting to the owner Jakub and looking at his amazing … Continue reading

Posted in diving, Malaysia, wildlife | Comments Off on postcard from paradise

under the sea

Okay, I am actually on holiday now, there is no way I can call this week even slightly difficult, stressful or challenging. Then again, I’ve been on the move for 13 months and quite frankly I think I deserve a … Continue reading

Posted in beaches, diving, Malaysia, wildlife | Comments Off on under the sea

Bron and Claire’s jungle day of fun

 Bron and I bade farewell to the others and caught what has tho be the best, most comfortable public transport in the whole of SE Asia along wide, wonderfully smooth tarmac highways up to Jeratut where we had a scenic … Continue reading

Posted in Malaysia, trekking, wildlife | Comments Off on Bron and Claire’s jungle day of fun

bright lights in the big city

I have reached the final country of my trip, Malaysia and am currently in Kuala Lumpur. I can barely believe that it has been 13 months since I took my first flight to Buenos Aires, last April a year seemed such a huge length … Continue reading

Posted in Malaysia | Comments Off on bright lights in the big city

the awe-inspiring architecture of the Angkorian Empire

There are very things in life that are worth waking up at 5am to see especially if you’re not a morning person which I’m most definitely not. It’s not my fault, all down to the genetics, my cell’s circadian rhythms … Continue reading

Posted in Cambodia, history, temples | Comments Off on the awe-inspiring architecture of the Angkorian Empire

sweat and pepper

Cambodia is getting hotter and hotter. The locals have a remarkably simple way of dealing with this. They get up at the crack of dawn, eat and fuss about until about 10am when they disappear into shaded hammocks and enter … Continue reading

Posted in Cambodia, history | Comments Off on sweat and pepper

dirt bikes and dirty dancing

Currently chilling out in Sihanoukville, which has been a lot of fun, but is beginning to burn a hole in both my liver and my wallet! Our last night in Phnom Penh we ended up being covered in talcum powder and … Continue reading

Posted in beaches, Cambodia | Comments Off on dirt bikes and dirty dancing

troubled past and the hedonistic present

The journey to Cambodia I think will go down in my memories as the hottest, sweatiest day of my life. Two cramped boat rides down the humid, sun soaked Mekong, a very efficient border check and then another boat ride and … Continue reading

Posted in Cambodia, history | Comments Off on troubled past and the hedonistic present