The Plan

Welcome to our travel blog!

Last logged in from: Somersby, Australia, 13/01/2014

So a little background on what this website is all about. We got married on Saturday 6 April 2013 in Pittwater, Sydney. An amazing day – see the wedding page for some of our favourite pics!

One week later, after leaving our jobs, moving out of our apartment in Sydney, we packed our backpacks and set off on our honeymoon – 9 months backpacking around the world – a trip of a lifetime! Our trip started with one week of luxury, before we got into the backpacker mode and headed off to explore South-East Asia properly, followed by Africa, Europe, Middle-East and South America.

Here are some of our favourite photographs (in no particular order) from the travels.

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The continent pages have been added as we travel, we now have pages for each continent we are visiting; Asia, Europe, Africa, The Middle East and South America where you can click a link into each country we visit.

We are writing this blog to keep a brief record (mainly photographs) of the backpacking adventures we experience and amazing people we meet along the way, and also for those who are interested in reading about the travels and seeing our photographs. Please feel free to leave comments or contact us through the blog.

We hope you enjoy looking through the pages and photos as much as we do!

Ian and Danielle xx


Some Highlights

We have been lucky enough to experience some really amazing things on our travels. We have made a list below of the travel experiences that stick out as highlights. To go straight to the experience on the blog, click the link to the page of the corresponding country:

Bathing with Elephants – Thailand

Angkor Wat – Cambodia

Mekong Delta homestay – Vietnam

Diving in the South China Sea – Vietnam

Cooking class in traditional Vietnamese foods – Vietnam

Motorbike journey from Hanoi to Laos border – Vietnam

Long boat ride to remote village – Laos

Fishing with local fisherman – Laos

Taking in the smells and sights of Amsterdam – Netherlands

Hot air balloon ride at sunrise and champagne breakfast over the Masi Mara National Park – Kenya

Watching the rare mountain gorillas – Uganda

Visiting orphanage and pygmy villages – Uganda

Sunset and open camping in the Serengeti – Tanzania

Diving of Zanzibar Island – Tanzania

Ultra light flight over Victoria Falls – Zambia

Rafting the Zambezi River – Zambia

Seeing the Big 5 – Africa

Watching the sunrise over the dunes in the Namib Desert – Namibia

Quad biking in the Namib Desert – Namibia

Visiting a Himba village – Namibia

Climbing Table Mountain, Cape Town – South Africa

Seeing THE Moulin Rouge in Paris – France

Surfing at Anglet Beach, Biarritz – France

Tapas and Pintox food – Spain

Port tasting in the home of Port – Portugal

Seeing a traditional Flamenco Show – Spain

Riding a moped down the Amalfi Coast – Italy

Walking in the European Alps – Italy

Walking in the European Alps – Austria

Drinking steins at Oktoberfest – Germany

Sailing down the Adriatic Coastline – Croatia

Walked through the war damage in Bosnia – Bosnia

Island hopping from Greece to Turkey – Greece

Bathed in the thermal pools of Pamukkale – Turkey

Watched the sun setting over the lunar landscape at Cappadocia – Turkey

Walked among the salt flats, volcanoes, lagoons and lunar landscapes in the world’s driest desert – Chile

The dried inland sea, turned salt flats – Bolivia

Listened to the huge variety of wildlife in the Pantanal – Brazil

Literally felt the power of Iguazu Falls – Brazil

Samba dance school followed by samba club in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Partied on NYE with the locals in a favela, looking out over Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janerio – Brazil

Wine tasting in Mendoza, the wine capital of South America – Argentina


World Map

World Map

Good news for photographers – WordPress has recently updated its galleries. Therefore you can now click on any photograph within this blog to see the photo details such as description, camera settings such as the aperture, ISO, f-stop, etc, as well as leave comments which we will gladly receive!

Note: All photographs on this website cannot be sold, re-used or redistributed in any way, without prior permission from the owners of this website. That being said, feel free to contact us and we can most often arrange for a full-res photo to be sent to you.

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‘The world is a book, and those that do not travel have only read the first page’ St Augustine of Hippo


6 responses to “The Plan

  1. Wow! What an awesome adventure! Congratulations on your wedding, will be watching this space! Stay safe and enjoy every moment!

  2. If u ever end up at my neck of the woods…theres s bed and shower waitin 4 ya! Safe journey. Xox -hilly-

  3. Hey guys, got ur postcard today! Thanks! (see isnt that better then ‘the facebook’!?) Ian some of the photos look awesome man! Love the light trail one in Nam! Also on my trip, We (dj, me and another mate) are going to start at Panama now (after my trek) not enough time to do that little bit of South America. Meet us there maybe?

    • Thanks mate – trying to improve the quality of photos – savings some to make a kind of ‘best of’ gallery on here.. Panama hey? Certainly wasn’t thinking of heading that far north. Will email.

  4. Hi Ian and Danielle,

    We received your post card. Hope are are having the time of your lives. All the best.

  5. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well
    as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize
    it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a
    nice blog like this one these days.

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