The Places That Make Up My Brisbane

You can poke your toes into the water, or you can dive right in. The first five years of living with Brisbane, I poked my toes in, shuddered, and declared that I hated the water. The last year, I threw on my most flamboyant swimming suit, grinned to my friends, grabbed their hands, and jumped … Continue reading The Places That Make Up My Brisbane

Month Seven of Travel

My sister described this feature on my blog as 'the monthly update I do every couple of months' but with each month becoming even more chaotic than the last it has become increasingly difficult to sit down and write! My last monthly update was written in Greece and since then I have travelled through five … Continue reading Month Seven of Travel

sleep/eat/wear: Berlin Edit.

Welcome to my new feature here on Dirty Paws! sleep/eat/wear will provide a little snapshot into where I am sleeping for the night, what I am putting in my belly and what clothes are covering up my body parts! As I will be resting my head in many different locations over the next six weeks, … Continue reading sleep/eat/wear: Berlin Edit.

In Pictures: Walking the Forests of Eastern-Germany

Walking the forest paths has been peaceful. The forest floor is covered in fallen leaves, carpeting the ground in golden browns and rusty yellows. The leaves crunch under my feet. Tiny white flowers grow from beneath the leaves and shoots of green peek out from the thick carpet created by Autumn. Out of every patch … Continue reading In Pictures: Walking the Forests of Eastern-Germany

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: The Practicalities

I have cobbled together some bits and pieces of information that might help you if you are planning to do some trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you want to read the story then click here and here! First off, why choose the A.B.C trek over all the other available treks?  A.B.C is … Continue reading Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: The Practicalities

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Part two

Part one of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp left us shivering in Bamboo, so if you haven’t read up until there then go back and do so.From Bamboo to Macchapucchre base camp (M.B.C)By this stage of the trek we had put a strict moratorium on asking our ever-patient guide, Simon, if the trek that day … Continue reading Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Part two

Khao Sok and the Quandary of Travel Blogging

* This article gets a bit confusing if you haven't read Adventurous Kate's article so make sure you go ahead and read it and then come back here (Link is below!) We had made the decision to add the little jungle town of Khao Sok into our itinerary after reading the brief description of its … Continue reading Khao Sok and the Quandary of Travel Blogging

65 Ways to Travel Better

1.Take photos with people in them. They are the ones you will treasure later. 2. Don’t overplan, leave room for spontaneity 3. If going to developing countries, research the beggar situation. If you give to beggars will it go to buying them food or is it organised begging (a la slumdog millionaire)?4. Do it the “Official Way”. … Continue reading 65 Ways to Travel Better

One Month of Travel

One month of Travel  They say that the first Month is the most challenging. The most exciting but the most challenging . You get used to the fact that you don’t have a house and a room “back home” to go to when you get tired, instead you curl up on your lumpy bungalow mattress … Continue reading One Month of Travel

Our six month Southeast Asia and Nepal travel itinerary

As you may have gathered from our ‘about’ page, Chris and I are heading off to South-East Asia and Nepal for six months.There is no doubt that this itinerary will change (which is totally okay!) but we thought it best to have some semblance of a plan. Chris and I are firm believers in serendipity … Continue reading Our six month Southeast Asia and Nepal travel itinerary