Paul Hastings Travel Articles

 
Travels without a Plan #15
New Year’s Eve, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane If I had thought Christmas was rather surreal in Byron Bay, there is only one word that can describe New Year’s Eve, and that is awesome. The streets around Byron are all closed off to traffic, all residents at hostels are issued with wrist bands to show that […]
Travels without a Plan #16
Singapore, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur I have finally left Australia and am well and truly onto the next stage in South East Asia. My final week in Australia can only really only be described as lazy, with not much going on apart from my first Cricket International, Australia A vs Zimbabwe (the Aussies won easily) […]
Travels without a Plan #14
Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island and my Alternative Christmas Hope everyone has had a good Christmas and Santa has been good to you all. It may sound rather sad, but it’s Boxing Day and I have decided that I need to stay out of the sun a bit, avoid beer and other corrupting influences for at […]
Travels without a Plan #13
Reefs and Rainforests: Far North Tropical Queensland I was pretty pleased when I eventually left Cairns; it’s the type of place that is able to suck money out of your wallet without you realizing. Chatting with some people in the hostel, they casually mentioned that some of the hostels in Port Douglas run a free […]
Travels without a Plan #5
The West Coast – Milford Sound to Nelson When they say the West Coast of New Zealand is the second wettest place on the planet, they were not wrong. I’ve seen my fair share of rain and water to last me for a lifetime. Rather than doing the full four day hike on Milford Sound […]
Travels without a Plan #8
Sydney Musings I realize it’s been some time, but hey, life’s too short to be writing e-mails every day. Anyhow, hope whatever season you’re in you’re having a good one. Well, I’ve now been in Sydney for nearly three months and it still seems an exciting and fun place to be staying. The only problem […]
Travels without a Plan #9
Olympics Countdown This will be my last mail from Sydney and obviously one issue is dominating the town, that is the small sporting event that will be starting here in a couple of days time. If Sydney was trying to remain calm and collected before, with only two days to go before the Opening Ceremony, […]
Travels without a Plan #7
Sydney Update Suppose I should send you all an update to keep you informed (can’t believe I’ve been in Sydney for nearly a month now!!). Anyhow, I still love Sydney. It’s a fantastic place, from its ultra modern high rise business district, the Harbour with the Opera House and Bridge, to the laid back atmosphere […]
Travels without a Plan #4
Shitty Shitty Bang Bang – Christchurch to Queenstown After a couple of days in Christchurch, looking at all the Rental options, we finally opted for the cheapest (yes, in the true backpacker style), and we were promised a 1982 Holden Commodore, which was delivered late, due to the owner claiming that the previous user had […]
Travels without a Plan #3
Wellington and on to the South Island Well I’ve survived my first earthquake, cool huh, 5.5 on the scale. Enough to shake the pavement as I was walking to the hostel in Wellington. After leaving Taupo, had a 6 hour coach journey to Wellington (this is the second journey in which the coach has broken […]