So we were supposed to spend only 2 nights in Sydney... but there were too many things to do and too many people to meet that another night had to be done! Which was completely worth it - we managed an epic walking tour of the city, from the botanical gardens (spend a good few hours napping on the grass) to the opera house and across the harbour bridge. Then it was off on a 12 hour night bus to Byron Bay. The move from SE Asian buses to Australian ones was quite...
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Our escape from SE Asia turned out a bit more eventful than we thought it would be - we arrived in Bangkok on the sleeper train without any problems on Saturday to find a relatively deserted Khao San Road. That evening, protests properly kicked off and some gun shots went off down our road (we heard the next day that 18 people died so probably some from that). We saw a group of people running towards us (some looking rather scared) when we wandered towards Khao S...