the abbie road


Though I am writing now from the warmth of the dry season in Arnhem Land, a little over a month ago I was writing the content for this blog post in zero degrees whilst hiking through the Andes. More specifically, I was hiking the Ancascocha trail in Cusco, Peru. Continue reading “Llama Drama | ANCASCOCHA TRAIL”


Dry Season

There’s a reason tropical climates attribute dry season with high season, and my experience in Arnhem Land has been no exception. Continue reading “Dry Season”

Moving South Then North | NORTH EAST ARNHEM LAND

It’s been 90 days in my new home up north. A milestone I suppose. Only three months ago, (around where I left off in my last post) I was sitting in a tent, unemployed and homeless. Continue reading “Moving South Then North | NORTH EAST ARNHEM LAND”

Shave Your Head and Run Away

It’s been 6 months since I shaved my head.

Well technically about 20 boozy family and friends shaved it, but I consented. It feels a little silly to call my bald head ‘life changing’, but it has been. Continue reading “Shave Your Head and Run Away”


Let me establish a time line for you. I visited Koh Rong in June of 2015 and more recently, Koh Rong Samloem in August 2016. You might expect my memories of the latter to be bias or at least less hazy than those of 2015 but trust me, both have been forever engraved in my mind for very different reasons.
Continue reading “Island life | KOH RONG & KOH RONG SAMLOEM”

24 Thoughts on Hitting 24 Years

Today is my 24th birthday. I’m currently sitting on my bamboo couch in my baby-blue-tiled apartment reflecting on how cool it is to be enjoying my 24th birthday in Cambodia! Continue reading “24 Thoughts on Hitting 24 Years”

Crab Country | KEP & KAMPOT

These two towns had both been recommended to me by work friends, and I had heard from many that Kep was the go-to closest destination for expats to get a little taste of the beach. Continue reading “Crab Country | KEP & KAMPOT”

Bamboo Trains & Bats | BATTAMBANG

When I first think of the main destinations of Cambodia my mind jumps from the chaotic city of Phnom Penh, to the temple town of Siem Reap then back down to the backpacker coast of Sihanoukville. At least, these were the only spots I really knew of Continue reading “Bamboo Trains & Bats | BATTAMBANG”

Becoming an Expat

I mentioned earlier that I moved to Phnom Penh in June. It’s now August and I’m beginning to understand what it is to be an expat or ‘a person who lives outside their native country’.
Continue reading “Becoming an Expat”

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