TL;DR – November

Welcome to November’s TL;DR, the first in three months! Time flies when you’re having fun mooching about in South East Asia. We are at the three quarter mark in our year long travels. What does that mean for loveCandD? Stay tuned in to find out!


Top Posts for August

We appreciate every single view, like and comment we get whether that’s on the blog, or on any of the social medias. Our top three posts this month based on viewing figures are (drum roll please);

1.) 48 Hours in San Francisco – Because it’s too expensive to spend any more time there!
2.) A Brief Update – What we were up to when we dropped off the map.
3.) Hand luggage – What we are carrying for our round the world trip.

Where we’ve been this month

This month we have exclusively been staying in Phuket, Thailand. We have been working hard doing a bunch of things, and planning our next moves to a new continent!


We were so excited this month to be in Thailand for Loi Krathong, a festival of light and water. People who celebrate make little floats, traditionally out of banana tree trunk, light a candle in it and float it off into the sea, asking for good luck and blessings for the next year. It’s said that if the candle is still alight when the float reaches the horizon, all your dreams will come true.

We also celebrated D finally passing his PADI Open Water Course (after years of procrastinating) by diving together off the coast of Phuket. We both absolutely loved it, and hope to do a lot more of it together.

  • Putting our Thai cooking skills to good use.
  • Enjoying the pool and the view from our balcony at our apartment.
  • Being given permission to enter Australia.
  • I started running again – It’s been too long and I do love it!
  • Being a little stuck on an island with pants public transportation. 
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Money Roundup

Our spending is split into 5 Categories;  Accommodation, Food, Activities, Transport and Other.

This month we spent £586 ($733) on accommodation. This includes rental of the apartment, the deposit on the apartment and all utilities. We’ll get the deposit returned when we leave.

This month we have been spending a lot of time putting our culinary skills to good use. We spent a little bit more on the apartment so that we could have a “kitchen”, in the hopes that it would keep our groceries bill down. In total, we spent £306 ($382)  on dining out, groceries and drinking. This includes the £80 we spent on our last night in Singapore.

This month we have celebrated Loi Krathong, been diving in the Andaman sea, and watching movies. Again, we spent a little more on the apartment so we could have a pool and a fitness suite. This all amounted to £394 ($494). 

Most of the £27 ($34) we spent on transport has been the buses that cross the island from Phuket Town to Patong, but we’ve been walking a lot, so have kept this cost down.

This month we have spent a whopping £12 ($15) from our other category, getting our clothes washed in Singapore and a couple of other things.

In total this month we have spent £1325 ($1659). This doesn’t include the flights we booked to get to Cambodia, or the housesitting subscription we hopefully will be using in Australia.

Where next?

The first half of next month we’ll be spending in Cambodia with D’s parents. We’re very excited to get to see them again, and explore Cambodia with them, visiting all the sights in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

After that, we may stay in Cambodia a little longer, or make the flight to Australia to celebrate Christmas with a barbie on the beach.

What have you been up to in November? Let us know in the comments below!

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