Yep. We are home! Although you probably all know this by now! I still can’t quite believe our year of adventure is over. But all good things must come to an end 🔚
Our final week in Thailand consisted of a whole load of relaxation, snorkelling, more relaxation, too many mojitos, and oh yeah! an engagement 💍
As soon as we arrived in Bangkok we got the sleeper train to Koh Tao – we didn’t want to waste a minute of island time! We ditched our big backpacks in a hostel so we didn’t have much to carry. We chilled with a Singha before heading to the train station. The train turned out to be a pretty horrible experience 🚂👎 we seemed to have got stuck in the noisiest carriage EVER! It was impossible to get a decent sleep. But knowing Koh Tao was just a few hours away made it a little more bearable.
Howzit from South Africa 👋 sorry for the long wait for this post – South African WiFi is possibly the worst we’ve experienced in 9months on the road (yep, even Laos has better WiFi than here!)
After leaving New Zealand we spent a couple of days recuperating in very hot & humid Bangkok! We didn’t do too much there other than chilling by the pool; eating lots; and almost getting our backs broken having a Thai massage (it was awesome!) It was so weird being back in Asia after 3 months away. I was back to being the whitest girl in town!
We spent the last week in Queenstown and it was a pretty adrenalin fuelled one! QT is definitely one of our favourite spots in New Zealand – I’m sure everyone who has been to NZ is with us on this one. It’s SO pretty & there’s just so much to fill your days with – it’s actually a little overwhelming knowing where to start when you first arrive!
After a very chilled night celebrating my birthday we moved onto our hostel – Sir Cedric’s Southern Laughter. It was certainly a massive step down from hotel luxury but it would do the job.
Our first full day in QT was beautiful. The sun was out & we were getting temperatures of 26°. Bliss! We made the decision to do absolutely nothing. We sat at the wharf and watched the world go by 🌞
👋 Good morning/ afternoon/ evening/ night depending on what part of the world you’re reading this from 🌏🌍
After our epic skydive in Taupo it was time to move on. We drove a long 5 hours to Wellington. We didn’t schedule a lot of time for Wellington so all we had time for was a speedy visit to Te Papa Museum. This museum is without a doubt the best I’ve ever been to. And it’s totally free! They have an amazing WW1 exhibition focusing mainly on Gallipoli. The exhibits were fantastic – so many life like models; sounds from war; and lots of interactive parts! We loved it.