Happy Monday! There’s nothing like a Monday morning to get me thinking about applying for time off. I like to use December to put all the public holidays for the next year into my calendar and starting planning my time off.
I’m one of those travellers who also has a full-time job, so I have to fit travel into my annual leave and settled budget. Even though I’m lucky enough to love my day job, I still have those days were I just don’t want to go into the office.
My solution? I can work from home on days where I need more focus and have no meetings. And you know what? It’s so revitalising! Here’s why I found out that working from home can feel like a holiday:
I’m loving that the doors have really opened up to Cuba in the last couple of years. For a country that has fallen behind due to political sanctions, I see how it’s blooming now and graces travel blog after travel blog.
We’re pretty lucky here in Brisbane to have two nearby coasts with beautiful beaches. Unfortunately it be difficult to find time to visit, but it’s important to remember the amazing locations we have right on our doorstep. So when I saw that Easter was early this year and my work project was pushed out, I jumped at the chance to back some of my annual leave onto the Easter break. This gave me 17 luxurious days off for the cost of only nine leave days.
After spending a few days up in Mackay visiting my parents, we decided to spend a week in glorious Mooloolaba – one of the more lively locations on the Sunshine Coast.
What I really needed after a week of cities and traffic and pollution and freezing, rickety overnight buses was some relax time. And I think the best place do that was in Krabi – southern Thailand.
Welcome to Chiang Mai! Where you from?Chiang Mai is the largest city in Thailand, though somehow more calming than Bangkok. If I had to do my trip again, I would have booked more time in Chiang Mai and less in Bangkok. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Bangkok, but it is an exhausting and busy city.
Founded in 1350, it’s any wonder that people can’t agree on the spelling of this ancient city. Not that I’m aware of people disagreeing; I only come to this conclusion after seeing about four different spellings across maps, signs and the internet (could it be true that the internet isn’t totally accurate?).
Bangkok is both surprising and also brings back memories of being in Cuba a few years ago. The streets, the heat, the attitudes are very similar, only difference is my Spanish is far better than my Thai.
An unfortunate decision to get Chinese food on our first tired night in Parkes meant that I was up at 2am and most of the morning with food poisoning. Though I desperately wanted to lay down and just stay in the room, we had to get on the road, Continue reading Last leg: Parks and Coonabarabran
We were met with a foggy morning on the mountain, but luckily we were leaving and New South Wales really turned it on for us once we got down the range.