6 Months Travelling in South East Asia – An Epic Adventure
6 months ago we left Australia to embark on our latest adventure – to travel overland from Thailand to South Africa without using any air transportation. Long-term travel is nothing new to us. We have been backpacking for the better part of our (almost) 6 years together. However this is the most ambitious mission we have undertaken and we have a long way to go.
We started our trip with a quick layover in Singapore before we took our final flight to Phuket, Thailand. Looking back at our original time schedule, we thought we would be crossing Tibet right now, heading for Nepal. Instead we are still in SE Asia. We have fallen in love with this region and our typical slow style of travel has meant we are taking our time in exploring every place as thoroughly as possible. We’ve managed to travel over 12’000 kilometres so far without flying, and still have so much more to see!
We have seen and done a lot during our first 6 months on the road. We’ve completed some specialised diving courses. Learnt parts of five different languages. We survived a bus crash in Myanmar and got to watch the sun rise over the temples of Bagan. We spontaneously bought motorbikes in Laos and have since ridden over 4500km on them in three different countries.
Our website, NOMADasaurus, has been steadily growing day by day and has proven to be bigger challenge than we thought – however we are enjoying this project immensely and look forward to seeing where it will go in the future. Jazza has started working for South East Asia Backpacker as an ambassador and recently won a travel writing scholarship with World Nomads. Lesh’s photography skills have improved immensely and she has been gaining more and more recognition from some of her amazing shots.
Most of all we have made some amazing friends in the last 6 months. People we have shared incredible experiences with and who will remain friends for life.
Here are a few photos documenting some of our favourite and defining moments over the last 6 months. We can’t wait to see what the next 6 months will bring. Thanks for following along on our adventures!
Thanks so much for following us on these adventures. We have some exciting plans for the next 6 months and some big news on some new projects and partnerships coming soon. Help us spread the word of NOMADasaurus through our social media platforms and please get in contact if there is anything you would like to see on here or if you have an idea or story to contribute. Happy travels everyone!