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22 Aug 2016

Our road to Rio 2016 and what the Games were really like

Our road to Rio 2016 and what the Games were really like

Just like Usain Bolt, David was going for an Olympic treble. After attending the Beijing Games in 2008 and having both attended events at London 2012, what we really wanted was to make our Olympic dreams come true in Rio by seeing Usain Bolt in the 100m final. But unfortunately unlike Usain we wouldn’t be getting […]

6 Aug 2016

Welcome to Uruguay: Montevideo our first impressions

Welcome to Uruguay: Montevideo our first impressions

What’s in Uruguay, everyone from home kept asking us? In the UK the country is famous for one thing and that’s Suarez (that bitty little man). It was a logical stop on our way from Buenos Aires (thank you Milhouse for a fun stay, well what we remember of it) to Rio. And it seemed the […]

28 Jul 2016

Horsing around as a volunteer in the Philippines

Horsing around as a volunteer in the Philippines

I’d initially read about the opportunity at Tarsier Equestria on workaway. I didn’t know of the website before travelling, but after hearing some other backpackers talk about it I decided to check out the hundreds if not thousands of opportunities posted on the website for willing volunteers in the Philippines and beyond. My preconception of […]

26 Jun 2016

Welcome to the Philippines: Manila – our first impressions

Welcome to the Philippines: Manila – our first impressions

After our many months of travel we’ve come across plenty of people who have had many a fine thing to say about the Philippines. The pristine white sandy beaches with the clearest blue sea is enough to make anyone stop day dreaming and book a spontaneous flight to the picture perfect islands. But the same […]

6 Jun 2016

Crossing the Myanmar to Thailand border – Dawei to Kanchanaburi

Crossing the Myanmar to Thailand border – Dawei to Kanchanaburi

Did you know you could cross the border from Myanmar to Thailand at a town called Htee Kee near Dawei in Myanmar and crossing over to Phu Nam Ron near Kanchanaburi in Thailand, six hours from Bangkok…. No, nor did we! There’s no mention of it in the Lonely Planet and it wasnt until our […]

20 May 2016

Our 9 months of travel in numbers

Our 9 months of travel in numbers

It’s a cliche to say that the last 9 months have flown by, but they have, some of our friends have given birth in that time! Since we left we’ve seen and experienced so many things that have made our journey incredible. But under all those experiences we are a well oiled machine (well kind of…hahaha). I bet you had no […]

13 May 2016

Facing my fears – learning to Scuba Dive in Koh Tao, Thailand

Facing my fears – learning to Scuba Dive in Koh Tao, Thailand

The fear kept taking hold. I was panicking, freaking out, needing to come to the surface every time. What was wrong with me? The others all seemed to be finding it easy. But thoughts kept running through my head, telling me don’t do it, you can’t do it, you don’t want to do it. Fortunately […]

29 Apr 2016

In search of rare wildlife – Irrawaddy Dolphin spotting in Kratie, Cambodia

In search of rare wildlife – Irrawaddy Dolphin spotting in Kratie, Cambodia

On arriving in Kratie I couldn’t quite remember why we wanted to come here. It was our second stop in Cambodia and it reminded me of a dusty and busy Indian town. These days whenever I’m somewhere busy and dusty I think of India (in the fondest of ways). It was roasting hot, not a […]

11 Apr 2016

We found paradise in Cambodia on Koh Rong Samloem

We found paradise in Cambodia on Koh Rong Samloem

Sometimes when you’re travelling you still want to escape from it all. We know our lives aren’t stressful in the slightest, we don’t carry much stuff around with us, we don’t have to worry about housework and most of the time we don’t know what day of the week it is.  But lately we’ve been […]

30 Mar 2016

Welcome to Cambodia: Phnom Penh – our first impressions

Welcome to Cambodia: Phnom Penh – our first impressions

As our comfortable bus, by Laos standards, crossed the border into Cambodia the pair of us weren’t sure what our first impressions would be or what to expect from Cambodia. We hadn’t had the greatest time in Laos. But the island of Don Det was an really enjoyable experience. We met a rather fun and agreeable […]