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Alan and Kaitlyn travel the world! From Thailand to Tasmania and Hobart to Hobbiton


Alan Richards

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Leaving the 9-5 to travel the world for 6 months

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada http://alanandkait.com 24 posts


  1. Brisbane

    We only had a week in Queensland, and after our 3 day trip to Fraser Island, that left us with 3 or so days in Brisbane. The city was gearing up to host the G20 summit, and in fact the leaders were arriving the day we flew out. Surprisingly though…

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  2. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    While in Brisbane we took a city bus out to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. This was started in 1927 as the world's first koala sanctuary and now protects over 130 koalas! They own their own eucalyptus plantations around the Brisbane area to provide food for…

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  3. Fraser Island highlights video

    For those of you who can't see the above video - there's a version with the song removed and some other random song inserted. Or for the nostalgic effect we aimed for - play your own version of "Waves" by Mr. Probz instead. Check out our full Fraser Island post…

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  4. Ninh Binh

    We tried once to visit Ninh Binh and failed. Originally we'd planned on visiting Halong Bay - it was one of the things I'd looked forward to for this trip, but as we looked into it more and more we weren't so sure. The trips are quite expensive, and most…

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  5. Vietnam Budget and Spending

    We ended up just a little over our budget in Vietnam. As with Thailand, we budgeted $50 a day for the pair of us, and we ended up spending $55.42 per day. So a little over but not drastically so. Given that we had $100 budgeted for travel from…

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  6. New blog theme

    You may have noticed we changed the theme here on the blog. Previously we were just using a slightly modified version of the default Ghost Theme: Casper. We added some header links and customized a few tag pages and sharing links, comments etc., but nothing too big. For a few…

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