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In Search of Quokkas on Rottnest Island

What you see is a photo of a quokka. A surprisingly cute animal who runs wild across Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth.
After an overnight flight from Indonesia to Perth in mid December, I arrived at the Wickham Retreat Hostel at 7am. After picking the brain of the extremely helpful receptionist for a day trip that I could fit in the day, she suggested Rottnest Island and cycling round to find the quokkas. At the time, I had no idea what a quokka looked like, but she described it as a miniature kangaroo or a giant rat. Personally, I preferred the first description and set off in search of one for the day.
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My South East Asia Travel Plans

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been spending free time planning my upcoming South East Asia route.

Whilst I loathed to over-plan a trip like this and rather take it as it comes, I realised…

Entry to most countries require proof of onward travel. No problem if you’re thinking a week or so ahead, BUT….
I’ve learned that flight prices can increase blooming quickly.
Australia around xmas/new year is very busy so flights in and out around these dates need planning.
I’m settled in one location right now (Dengfeng) so it’s easier now for me to spend the time to plan than on the road.

I’ll be keeping an interactive version of the map updated in my RTW Itinerary page going forwards.

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