The Life Nomadic
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Words (and this photo) could never do it justice. Barcelona, Spain.

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Words (and this photo) could never do it justice. Barcelona, Spain.

Despite the parasites living in the bamboo mats, the lukewarm beer and the Jack Johnson album on loop, these were some of the best days of my life. Pehrentian Islands, Malaysia.

Despite the parasites living in the bamboo mats, the lukewarm beer and the Jack Johnson album on loop, these were some of the best days of my life. Pehrentian Islands, Malaysia.

We trekked through thick jungle for nearly three hours to find this, the Rafflesia, Asia’s largest flower. This particular specimen is over 80cm across, and stunk like the toilets at the local bus stand. Tanah Rata (Cameron Highands), Malaysia.

We trekked through thick jungle for nearly three hours to find this, the Rafflesia, Asia’s largest flower. This particular specimen is over 80cm across, and stunk like the toilets at the local bus stand. Tanah Rata (Cameron Highands), Malaysia.

On our first night on the island a local family invited us for dinner. The curry was incredibly fishy and the company was incredibly friendly. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.

On our first night on the island a local family invited us for dinner. The curry was incredibly fishy and the company was incredibly friendly. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.

After being abused for unwittingly jumping the haphazard queue at the tram stop, we decided to make the steep, sweaty walk up to the castle rather than wait the multiple hours our attackers were complaining about. The views were more than worth it. Lisbon, Portugal.

After being abused for unwittingly jumping the haphazard queue at the tram stop, we decided to make the steep, sweaty walk up to the castle rather than wait the multiple hours our attackers were complaining about. The views were more than worth it. Lisbon, Portugal.

We took a bus from Kakarbhitta, right on the eastern Nepalese-Indian border, all the way through to Kathmandu. The dusty, bumpy, sweaty trip lasted close to 27 hours and featured three flat tyres and a breakdown. It was absolutely horrible. However, every cloud has a silver lining - this was, by far, the best chai I have ever come across, and I only got the opportunity to enjoy it’s sweet, milky goodness due to one of the aforementioned punctures. Unfortunately, for no apparent reason, the chai-wallah wouldn’t sell me a second cup. The Middle Of Nowhere, Nepal.

We took a bus from Kakarbhitta, right on the eastern Nepalese-Indian border, all the way through to Kathmandu. The dusty, bumpy, sweaty trip lasted close to 27 hours and featured three flat tyres and a breakdown. It was absolutely horrible. However, every cloud has a silver lining - this was, by far, the best chai I have ever come across, and I only got the opportunity to enjoy it’s sweet, milky goodness due to one of the aforementioned punctures. Unfortunately, for no apparent reason, the chai-wallah wouldn’t sell me a second cup. The Middle Of Nowhere, Nepal.

The saying generally goes “When in Rome…”, but I believe it applies equally to the Netherlands. It was a hazy night. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

The saying generally goes “When in Rome…”, but I believe it applies equally to the Netherlands. It was a hazy night. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Absolute beachfront accommodation for no more than AU$6 a night. Just one of the many, many, many reasons I love the subcontinent. Arambol, India.

Absolute beachfront accommodation for no more than AU$6 a night. Just one of the many, many, many reasons I love the subcontinent. Arambol, India.

When celebrating Halloween for the first time ever I discovered I have the ability to make pumpkins levitate. London, United Kingdom.

When celebrating Halloween for the first time ever I discovered I have the ability to make pumpkins levitate. London, United Kingdom.

We spent days exploring the ruins of the kingdom’s former capital, and new surprises just kept appearing. This is one of the very few statues left with a head after the numerous wars with Myanmar. Ayuthaya, Thailand.

We spent days exploring the ruins of the kingdom’s former capital, and new surprises just kept appearing. This is one of the very few statues left with a head after the numerous wars with Myanmar. Ayuthaya, Thailand.