Hi, I'm Nikki the Drifter...

Welcome to my journey across this wonderful world. I am a newbie backpacker, learning how to deal with a minimalist life on the road and finally unleashing my inner drifter.

Hi, I'm Nikki the Drifter...

Welcome to my journey across this wonderful world. I am a newbie backpacker, learning how to deal with a minimalist life on the road and finally unleashing my inner drifter.

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  • 🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 🎄⁠
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Being back in Thailand means there'll be no snow for me this Christmas. So here is the most wintery photo I have. ⁠
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Taken back in October on the first day of our 2 month New Zealand road trip. The view of mountains across the blue blue waters of Lake Pukaki literally blew my mind. Waking up to this view (yes you can park up your campervan here!!) was so magical. ⁠
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Definitely the closest I've come to feeling Christmassy this year!! I didn't even mind the cold - Now that is a first.⁠
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How are you spending Christmas this year?? 🤶⁠
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#backpackinggirls⁠
#allaboutadventure⁠
#wildernessculture⁠
#girlslovetravel⁠
#sheisnotlost⁠
#ladiesgoneglobal⁠
#girlsborntotravel⁠
#femmetravel⁠
#dametraveller⁠
#wearetravelgirls⁠
#girlaroundtheworld⁠
#travelgirlsgo⁠
#globelletravels⁠
#travellushies⁠
#girlvsglobe⁠
#passionpassport⁠
#travelnoire⁠
#newzealand⁠
#nz⁠
#southisland⁠
#lakepukaki⁠
#mtcook⁠
#roadtrip⁠
#lakesandmountains⁠
#Everydaysaturday⁠
#uktraveller⁠
#travellifestyle⁠
#backpacking⁠
#roamtheplanet⁠
#adventurethatislife
  • ⁠How is this even real?!?!⁠
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Mount Cook in all its' stunning glory as seen from the Mount Cook Road to Aoraki. ⁠
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Following the road all the way around Lake Pukaki and driving towards this mammoth of a mountain was definitely a memorable moment this year.⁠
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Two and a half months later and I'm still pinching myself that this sight is actually real. ⁠
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So tell me, what is your most memorable moment of 2019 (so far 🤔) ??⁠
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#allaboutadventure⁠
#wildernessculture⁠
#passionpassport⁠
#newzealand⁠
#nz⁠
#visitnewzealand⁠
#purenz⁠
#southisland⁠
#lakepukaki⁠
#mtcook⁠
#mountcook⁠
#roadtrip⁠
#roadtripping⁠
#vanlife⁠
#lakesandmountains⁠
#everydaysaturday⁠
#uktraveller⁠
#travellifestyle⁠
#backpacking⁠
#roamtheplanet⁠
#adventurethatislife⁠
#epic_captures⁠
#wildernesstones ⁠
#stunning_shots ⁠
#earthofficial ⁠
#landscapes⁠
#discoverearth⁠
#landscapephotomag⁠
#mountainview
  • ⁠Stupas of Borobudur⁠
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Having travelled through many religious countries in the last year or so, many of which are Buddhist, I love to visit temples of all varieties and experience a little bit of culture and history. I love having a sense of peace and spirituality wash over me, even though I am not a believer myself.⁠
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When visiting Borobudur, I was a little disappointed to see many visitors wearing shorts and tops that don't cover their shoulders, and sitting on the stupas while waiting for the sun to come up - despite the signs every 3 metres forbidding this.⁠
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Although the temple fell into disuse centuries ago with the rise of Islam in Java, I still couldn't bring myself to disrespect the customs of that particular religion. ⁠
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Is this just me?? Do you follow the customs of religious dress codes at temples, even if no-one tells you to??⁠
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#borobudur⁠ #wonderfullindonesia⁠
#exploreindonesia⁠ #natgeoindonesia⁠
#visitindonesia⁠ #thisisindonesia⁠
#yogyakarta⁠ #southeastasia⁠
#temple⁠ #buddhism⁠ #sunrise⁠ #lensbible⁠
#instapassport⁠ #traveladdicts⁠
#backpackinglife⁠ #travellerlife⁠
#budgettraveller⁠ #adventurethatislife⁠
#budgetbackpacker⁠ #backpacking⁠
#uktraveller⁠ #roamtheplanet⁠
  • Taking in the beauty of a hazy sunrise beyond Borobudur Temple.⁠
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Last week we were the first to reach the top level of the temple where the famous stupas of Borobudur stand. It was still dark, and roaming around before anyone else arrived was a little eerie. ⁠
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As the dawn began to break and first light trickled over the distant mountains, the beauty of the temple grounds began to reveal itself. The sky remained pretty dull with just a subtle warm glow for quite some time, until eventually the sun burst from behind the clouds as a ball of pure fire.⁠
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I'm so happy that this year still has a few adventures left in it.⁠
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What adventures do you have planned for the rest of the year?⁠
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#borobudur⁠
#wonderfullindonesia⁠
#exploreindonesia⁠
#indonesia⁠
#visitindonesia⁠
#temple⁠
#buddhism⁠
#sunrise⁠
#sunrise🌅⁠
#instapassport⁠
#traveladdicts⁠
#backpackinglife⁠
#adventurethatislife⁠
#budgetbackpacker⁠
#backpacking⁠
#uktraveller⁠
#roamtheplanet⁠
#girlslovetravel⁠
#sheisnotlost⁠
#ladiesgoneglobal⁠
#girlsborntotravel⁠
#femmetravel⁠
#dametraveller⁠
#wearetravelgirls⁠
#girlaroundtheworld⁠
#travelgirlsgo⁠
#globelletravels⁠
#travellushies⁠
#girlvsglobe⁠
  • Nothing like a stunning sunrise to re-energise and refresh creativity -  even if it did involve a 3:30 AM alarm 😴⁠
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We went back and forth several times on whether the legendary "Sunrise at Borobudur" would actually be worth the extra expense. After having felt a little rundown and well, it being rainy season, we just weren't sure if we were really up to it.⁠
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But we set the alarms, the sky seemed clear, and so we set off. And I must say it was well worth it. Although the morning started off a little hazy with some low clouds hanging around the hill line, the sky had this warm glow that really helped take in the serene surrounding - as long as you could ignore the other tourists and selfie sticks poking around. ⁠
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Once the crowds descended as the gates opened at 6AM for the normal opening hours, we realised how thankful we were that we managed to skip that mayhem.⁠
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Have you ever woken up extra early for a Sunrise Experience?? ⁠
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#borobudur
#wonderfullindonesia
#exploreindonesia
#indonesia⁠
#natgeoindonesia
#visitindonesia
#thisisindonesia
#yogyakarta
#southeastasia
#temple
#buddhism
#buddha
#sunrise
#sunrise🌅⁠
#skyporn
#sun
#lensbible
#instapassport
#traveladdicts
#postcardsfromtheworld
#letsgoeverywhere
#backpackinglife
#travellerlife
#budgettraveller 
#everdaysaturday
#adventurethatislife
#budgetbackpacker
#backpacking
#uktraveller
#roamtheplanet
  • The Great Coast Road along the West Coast of New Zealands' stunning South Island was a fantastic surprise. ⁠
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So sad to hear that this highway has suffered some damage during recent storms. I am so thankful that I was able to witness this beautiful drive along rugged coastlines.⁠
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#discoverearth ⁠
#landscapephotomag ⁠
#agameoftones⁠
#nature_perfection ⁠
#amazing_shots ⁠
#lensbible ⁠
#earth_deluxe ⁠
#earthpix ⁠
#nature_brilliance ⁠
#seascape⁠
#ig_worldclub ⁠
#thevisualcollective ⁠
#vanlife⁠
#roadtrip⁠
#roadtripping⁠
#igworldglobal ⁠
#earth_shotz ⁠
#coastlines⁠
#newzealand⁠
#newzealandtourism⁠
#greatcoastroad⁠
#nature_sultans⁠
#fantastic_earth ⁠
#nakedplanet ⁠
#ig_nature ⁠
#naturelovers ⁠
#epic_captures⁠
#wildernesstones ⁠
#stunning_shots ⁠
#earthofficial
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