Tom and I flew back to Thailand after our two-week adventure in Vietnam. This time we by-passed Bangkok completely, heading straight for the coach and ferry to Koh Phangan. It was a LONG 24-hour journey, but totally worth it when we arrived at our little beach-side bungalow, as the sun was setting over the horizon.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post that basically summarised how my training was going 6-weeks into a backpacking trip around Asia. Unsurprisingly, I’d found that it can get really difficult to establish a good fitness routine when you don’t even know what country you’re going to be in in two days time- let alone what gym facilities you’ll have access too!
Towards the beginning I was much more concerned with finding ‘cool’ places to work out, whether that meant doing a hiit session on the beach or trekking up a mountain at 3am! But it didn’t take me long to figure out that actually it’s much easier (and not that much more expensive) just to research a local gym and pop along if and when you have the time.
Now that we’re settled in Sydney, I’ve had a chance to a) get my routine back and b) reflect a bit more on how to go about keeping up your fitness habits when you’re away from home for a long period of time.
So if you’re thinking of escaping the cold weather and going on a backpacking adventure this holiday season, have a quick look at my do’s and don’ts for keeping fit whilst travelling.
It was the ride from Hue to Hoi An that was our most eventful journey yet. Actually, it pretty much sums up the entire reason I began recording our travels.
Because at the end of the day it’s not for social media and it’s not something ‘extracurricular’ to put on a CV and it’s certainly not because I have shed loads of fans out there hanging on my every word. It’s so that in 5, 10 or 50 years’ time, I can read back on my posts, having stumbled across them in some sort of e-clear out, and be transported back to that time when we almost broke down on an impossibly narrow and gut-wrenchingly steep mountain road.