2017/18 trip

Since being back in the UK I have constantly been weighing up where to go and what to do next. With getting old fast approaching there is no time like the present. The main reason for coming back was to pay off my university debts on my credit cards and overdrafts. Thankfully this has been accomplished this year. In the mean time I have done trips to India for three months, been to the West Indies to watch cricket, travelled to France for Euro 2016, holidayed in Barcelona, seeing more of the UK as well as taken part in the Oktoberfest carnage in Munich. Don’t get me wrong I have been no slouch. Here is my plan for my near 18month trip starting this year possibly.

Mainland Malaysia, Borneo (Malaysian side), Brunei, Singapore and Myanmar

Rough itinerary for 6 weeks in South East Asia.

Day 1-3 – Kuala Lumpur for three nights.

Day 4-21 – Fly to Borneo and travel the island on the north side for three weeks. Making sure we do the Orangutan sanctuaries, climb Mount Kinabalu, travel to Turtle Island, ride on the North Borneo Steam Railway, visit Kuching and laze about on lush islands. A day trip to Brunei will be intruded on.

Day 22-24 – Fly to Singapore and visit the Marina Bay Sands, gardens by the bay, Botanical Gardens and might get in a cheeky Nandos.

Day 25-34 – Then we will make our way up to KL visiting Penang Island, the Cameron Highlands. Perhenthian Islands and maybe Langkawi.

Day 35-38 – We will nip to Myanmar for 4 nights to Yangon to visit this new country on the backpacker calendar as it has relaxed it’s visa laws.

Day 39-41 – Staying at the biggest hotel in the world, First World Hotel.

Day 42 – Fly to New Zealand.

New Zealand

After travelling around this amazing country for a month in 2013 I have always had intentions of returning on a working visa to explore more of it. This time I will be taking my girlfriend to see the snow topped mountains, clear lakes, quaint little towns and a country obsessed with rugby. We will hire a campervan out for a month and drive around the North and South island checking out what there is to offer as well as finding somewhere to settle. I am proposing Wellington for its great city culture and access to the North and South islands. Whilst travelling around NZ on the weekends in between working we want to do as many islands in The Pacific as possible as these should be accessible for a decent price all year round. Islands such as Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and New Caledonia is the plan with cheap flights available. The plan is to work, travel and save as much as possible to travel again next year. As to next year’s plans well that will depend on money and how much time we have before we get back for Xmas.

More to come..