In June 2009, I took a trip to America which I believe was the most important of my life. That summer I spent in New Jersey not only gave me amazing friends and memories but also showed me what opportunities there are in the world. In this episode, I reminisce about the incredible time I had, the chain of events that got me there and what I learned from the whole experience.
In this episode I discuss the best ways to survive long bus journeys. I start by outlining what to expect on these often crazy journeys before giving tips on how to make them easier.
After last episode’s dramatic cliffhanger, we conclude this 2 part special with Matt telling us what is actually happening in Vang Vieng right now along with his experiences in Cambodia and Vietnam. He also goes into detail about his Australian regional work explaining how and where he got it, what it was like and what he gained from that experience. For a visual perspective of Matt’s journey, check out his Instagram page: MATTWEVANS
“I’ve had it with these mothef*cking chickens on this motherf*cking bus”, said Matt, a man in his early twenties who was on a mission to travel as much of the world as possible. In part 1 of this 2 part special, Matt talks about travelling and living in Australia before embarking on his Asian adventure. You’ll get to hear about hiring motorbikes in various countries, trying to get round 4000 temples in 1 day and you guessed it, what happens when you put chickens on a bus.
Want to know what happens when you take a city guy and put him in the countryside? ‘Florida Boy’ Rich needed to do his 3 months ‘regional work’ in order to extend his Australian Visa and had to leave the comfort of the city to work in an extremely remote part of Australia. Find out what happened as Mr 239 talks about dealing with broken hands, dead cows, blistering heat and an unorthodox style of management. Also, with over 15 experience, Rich drops some serious knowledge of scuba diving.
Me and Hayley took a small trip to Tasmania that we loved but that didn’t exactly go to plan. Learn from our triumphs and calamities as we discuss life in a camper van, taking impossible wrong turns, breaking down, and towns with minimal facilities as we evaluate our trip from start to finish.
Sam Williams talks about his trip to Thailand, Laos, Singapore and then Australia. Sam and I discus topics such as travelling in a pair, overstaying your visa, holding in a poo for 3 days and of course the ‘Goon challenge’ gets airtime.