September and October 2017
Australia and New Zealand
A long anticipated week in Sydney, Australia will be followed by two months of campervan life in New Zealand. It’s our third visit to these locations, so we already have ideas of what we will be do doing in Sydney and a rough route plan for New Zealand.
Sydney is all about visiting family and being immersed into the life by the beach, good walks, good food, some decent wine and a planned walk over the Harbour Bridge.
New Zealand is amazing and we plan to make the most of our self-contained campervan by spending many a night in impossibly beautiful, wild and rural spots. We arrive in the last week of winter and look forward to watching Spring arrive along the shorelines, lakes and in the forests as we drive, bike and hike through the landscape.
July and August 2017
Borneo, Taiwan, Malaysia & Indonesia
Borneo is a good gateway for flights in to Taipei, Taiwan and as it is always enjoyable for its food and wildlife we plan on getting to Taiwan this way.
Taiwan and Sulawesi region in Indonesia are previously unknown to us and so we are looking forward to find out more about these two enchanting cultures we have heard so much about.
May and June 2017
We will be in Vietnam for a month, until our visas run out. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) and traveling overland by train and buses, we will slowly head northwards.
We love this country for many different reasons and have made some wonderful friends here. The incredible food is an obvious major draw, but there is so much more that makes us smile :
The chaotic traffic that somehow feels safe whether riding in its midst or crossing the road through it.
The street life – cut throat shaving and ear cleaning on busy street corners.
The 9 inch mini stools used by food and drink vendors.
The fast internet that miraculously appears through the crazy street wiring.
The fantastic coffee that arrives with a side order of iced tea.
The alleyways which hide some of the best food in the city and offer a glimpse into family home life.
What is not to love ? There is so much more that we may have to do a “The things I love about Vietnam” post!
Where next ?