leticia hughes

travel blog & photography



Posted by Leticia Hughes on January 6, 2008 at 4:54 AM

For the last few weeks I have been diving, sleeping, eating, diving, reading, drinking, swimming, diving and sleeping�  to say the least, it has been bliss and a fantastic way to end our time in Thailand.


Our Asian Adventure has come to an end and I would like to share some of the new skills I have acquired a long the way.  I can now:


1.      Easily pack 30kgs of luggage into a 65L pack.

2.      Brush my teeth without water.

3.      Squat on an Asian toilet without wetting my feet.

4.      Use no toilet paper when going to number 2�s (water is the substitute!).

5.      Sleep on public transport (my parents will appreciate the enormity of this!).

6.      Travel for 8 hours and deem this as a �short trip�.

7.      Wear the same clothes for a week.

8.      Go without a shower for days�

9.      Shower with cold water in the freezing cold (Nepal was the winner here).

10.  Wear no makeup and not do my hair for 6 months!!!

11.  Play scrabble anywhere, however I have developed a disease called �scrabble turrets� � playing Marc is nothing short of infuriating, especially when I lose!!!

12.  Confirm that Asian drivers are no better in their homeland.

13.  Eat soup with chopsticks.

14.  Say hello in 7 Asian languages.

15.  Not kill my boyfriend after living in each other pockets for 6 1/2 months!!!


Tomorrow we have a 26 hour journey to Canada.  We stop off in Taiwan for 12 hours so will embark on a whirlwind city tour.  While I am looking forward to Canadian supermarkets, coffee, cooking and doing my own washing, I must admit the somewhat freezing temperatures will be a challenge for this Northland gal.  Hmmm going from 35 to 5 degrees will be ffffrrrrreeeaaakkkkin cold!!!


I am fast running out of cash � so my main focus for the next month will be all about finding a job and adjusting to life back in the real world.  The hole in the wall will stop giving me money soon�  If the Canada plan does not come to fruition, we will make our way to Western Australia to bum off the Aussies for a year or so.


Hope everyone has had a fabulous holiday and 2008 is rocking along.


Next stop Canada � until then!!!



Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply auds
1:00 AM on January 7, 2008 
hey sweet girl , have loved following all your travels, and the pics are incredible. all the best with the canucks. may the trusty hole in the wall dish out endless supplies of dosh for you. although aussies not too bad a place to have some adventures!
Reply Nats
6:52 PM on January 22, 2008 
sounds like such a cool trip. I look forward to readiing your updates. Thanx for the txt. Our baby boy is doing well an his sister thinks hes cool. sleepless nights again but enjoyin him heaps! take care. x
Reply yamydaph
1:22 PM on January 31, 2022 
Reply dermari
9:47 PM on January 31, 2022