What comes to mind when you think of Australia? Catching some waves on endless golden beaches, cuddly Koalas, visiting Sydney Opera House?
With all this and more on the brilliant East Coast it can seem a massive trek to head inland to the Outback and Northern Territory to see sand, (admittedly big) rocks and (admittedly red) dust. That’s what I originally thought before I set off on my spontaneous adventure earlier this year.
Travelling all the way from the UK just to see one of the most remote places on earth may seem rather insane and trust me; I was well aware that I could have been catching a tan on a beach in an exotic location somewhere.
So why bother?
Today’s blog comes from Mary Bulgin, one of our fab student ambassadors at Cardiff University.
Beijing is a must visit city where the charm of traditional Chinese culture meets the exciting rush of city life. As the political hub of China, Beijing is the perfect place to soak up the country’s rich history whilst immersing yourself in the changing society of modern China. Whilst many tourists restrict their stay in the bustling city to just a few days, I recently spent an action packed ten days there. So (for the more intrepid travellers) I’ll let you in on some of the less well known spots, just off the tourist beaten track, to help you experience more of this vibrant city.
Here at STA Travel we do multi-stop flights better than anyone else with exclusive flexible tickets, innovative routes, the freedom to travel overland and prices you can’t find anywhere else (hence the “exclusive” part).
As part of our series on incredible multi-stops we’re exploring a brilliant route from our mates at Qantas which packs in 5 continents (sorry Africa – next one’s all yours!) and a whole host of over-landing opportunities: it’s time to meet your multi-stop.
Today’s post comes from Billie Norman who travelled to Canada in 2012 and 2013 with BUNAC’s Work Canada program.
From my first visit at the age of 7, I knew Canada was the place for me. By the time school had ended I was itching to get out of England and finally immerse myself in the Canadian experience and I couldn’t think of a better way to do this than to head out and do a snow season or two.
Today’s blog comes from the winner of our photography competition we ran earlier this year John Crux. He embarked on his tour of Indonesia in June and (unsurprisingly) came back with some killer photos.
Originally from the UK, I’ve been regularly travelling on different adventures around the world for over five years now. 50 countries in, I’ve amassed a library of around 50,000 travel images, one of which was lucky enough to be selected as the winner of STA Travel’s photography competition earlier this year! This gave me the opportunity to join an adventure tour through Java to Bali in Indonesia. Having spent a few months in Indonesia in 2009 and deciding it was one of my favourite countries, I was very eager to get back there, and so in June I started my first G adventures trip which was a great experience!
I’ve always been better with images than words so I’ll let the photos do the talking.
Borobudur temple, Java