Southeast Asia Travel Route; AKA the Great Hotel Round Up

3 months, 23 cities, and 29 hotels. What a whirlwind. A crazy, beautiful whirlwind. As I sit here taking it all in and enjoying the Florida sunshine with my pup back on my lap, I can’t help but get lost in my memories. Sean and I have gotten many questions specifically around our travel route and where we stayed in Southeast Asia. The biggest question we’ve gotten is: “Is it really that cheap?” and the answer is a lot of YES and a bit of NO. It depends on what you want to do, how safe you want to feel while doing it, and where you want to stay. I will dive into each country individually in future posts, but I figured I would start my virtual diary (in essence) explaining our travel route in hopes that it will inspire you to get out there, and step outside of your comfort zone! Although I had a preconceived notion of our timeline and cities we wanted to visit, we generally flew by the seat of our pants. The only accommodations we pre-booked were the flights into Singapore and our hotel upon arrival. This was the BEST decision we could have made, as our “plan” uncontrollably and drastically changed 5 days into our trip.

Gili Air, Indonesia

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Australia Day 4: Rainforest Tours

Hi Love Bugs! We visited the Daintree Rainforest yesterday, and boy was it lush! We had a series of interesting experiences to say the least, but it ended up turning out to be a-okay! We started the day off by going to the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas. We got to see many native Australian animal species in their natural habitat. We also had the opportunity to feed the wallabies, and hold a koala–being with the animals was my favorite part of the day! We then went to Mossman Gorge which was absolutely beautiful. However, if I were to be honest, I have seen bigger gorges, and better sceneries throughout North Carolina. We were a bit disappointed with the rainforest tour because we did not get what we paid for due to a scheduling error. Nonetheless, we had a great time.We then made our way to Port Douglas for lunch at the beach. This however was not an ordinary beach–it prohibited access to the ocean due to sharks, crocodiles, and deadly jelly-fish. Remind me again why there is a resort on this beach? Beats Me! We finished the day by taking a crocodile cruise, and we spotted 2 full grown crocodiles(both male and female) and then 2 baby crocodiles. All of the pictures below were taken on my Nikon D3200, besides the pictures holding the Koalas. We purchased those.

Sleepy Koala

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