Travelling is something most people aspire to do in their lifetime and something that I have wanted to do ever since my first primary school project on Egypt.
And Hearing stories from a partner that was born in Iran, grew up in Canada and Kenya and was back and forth from Brazil definitely makes travelling sound even more enticing.
Merv and I have decided to put the normal things on hold such as marriage and kids and enjoy each others company on our own for a little while longer (annoyingly so at times, but worth it) and head off on a whirlwind tour of the world for as long as we can but most probably for a year at this stage due to Merv finally applying for his Australian Citizenship that has held us back since January this year.
But it’s finally happened I sold my car and Merv has been approved but is not a full blown Citizen until he attends a Ceremony which at this stage will not be for another 6 months, so we have decided to leave anyway and hope to defer it (he has 12 months to attend a ceremony before it expires).
The day Merv got his Approval letter we went straight to the doctors to enquire about vaccinations and before we knew it we were both being jabbed, Merv twice and me three times and booking our booster jabs for 1 month later,the day before we leave.
And the journey (well planning) starts….
So while due to Egypt being a little unsafe and unstable to travel to at this stage we do have quite an itinerary organised so far.
So where are we starting you ask? Well on the 19th April we fly out from Perth, Australia and land in Bali, Indonesia and stay for 5 days before heading off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia until the 3rd of May. (I will celebrate my 30th Birthday on the 28th of April in KL… Yippee!)
Merv and I have taken a few overseas holidays before to Bali and Thailand and a few over east holidays but this will be our biggest one by far and boy are we excited.
We have decided to forego the travel agent and plan the trip ourselves using the Internet and many online travel websites to source cheap flights using Low Cost Carriers such as Air Asia.
We started this blog at first to keep our friends and family up to date of our whereabouts and realized that what we are doing could actually help a lot of other people that might like some tips on how to travel on a budget, places to go and things to see and do.
So stay tuned and we hope you enjoy following us around the world and sharing our experiences and photos one place at a time.
Ciao for Now