Tag Archive: travelling

Cuba – Baracoa

Keen to leave Santiago de Cuba, and keen to try out the Taxi Collectivos (group taxis) that we had heard other travellers rave about, we decided to skip the bus and make the… Continue reading

Vietnam – Nha Trang

I had a few problems getting my photos from my phone onto my computer so this last post has been waaaayy delayed. I’ve been home for just over a week and Asia already… Continue reading

Cambodia – Angkor Wat (adventures II) 

  Kati and I went ziplining through the forest above Angkor Wat. It was pretty incredible! We were really high up (above the canopy in most places) and the zip lines (ten in… Continue reading

Cambodia – Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

After a bumpy seven hour bus journey (along a road that hadn’t yet finished being built) we arrived in Siem Reap to neon signs, brightly lit markets and a whole street full of… Continue reading

100 Happy Days

Fifteen days ago, I was not a happy bunny. I’m not exactly sure why my emotions are measured in comparison to rabbits, but it’s how my Mum always used to do it. Being the… Continue reading

5.1 Bangkok, Thailand

Our flight from Tokyo was pretty smooth and after a brief stop in Beijing we were on our way to Bangkok. The flight was quite turbulent, and even though I am not at… Continue reading

4.2 (Tokyo), Osaka and Nara

After a final day in Tokyo checking out the Shibuya district (100¥ shops, the best ever Katsu curry and the famous scramble crossing), we took a bullet train south to Kansai province, Osaka.… Continue reading

4.1 Tokyo

The only thing worse than a fifteen hour flight is a fifteen hour flight, a three hour wait, a one hour delay and then another five hour flight. I stopped attempting to form… Continue reading

4. Japan

I’m off to Japan! I’m pretty confident about the WiFi in Japan, (I’ve heard they’re pretty hot on that stuff), so expect regular updates, and loads of photos of everything from fashion to… Continue reading

3.9 Verona and Milan

We had a pretty stressful arrival in Verona as the B&B we had booked had already closed its reception when we arrived (we had gotten lost) and no matter how hard we rang… Continue reading

3.8 (Bologna) & Venice

Bologna, and this may come as a surprise to many of you, is the ancestral home of Bolognese sauce. I know, I know, the clue is in the name but it took me… Continue reading

3.6 Napoli

“We’re going to Naples!” Is, in my experience, a statement most often followed by a severe warning about thievery, mugging, or violent crime. (Except in one instance; “hehe, Naples sounds like nipples…”) Following… Continue reading

3.5 (Syracuse) and Taormina

Exercise balls instead of chairs. I would post today but this hostel’s fantastic attitude towards furniture is much too distracting for me. Syracuse was pretty cool. Wang and I went to a street… Continue reading

3.4 (Rome) (Messina) and Syracuse

If someone is snoring in a hostel dorm room, or if they are prone to night terrors, sleep talking, sleep barking (don’t even ask) or even loud sleep shuffling, it should be legal,… Continue reading

3.3 Florence and Siena

Florence is the most beautiful city I have ever visited, and I absolutely adore it. We went to see the real David in all his glory, and it was amazing! It really has… Continue reading

3.2 Florence

We arrived in Florence after a long and uncomfortable train journey, most of which was spent hunkered down on our rucksacks in the hot and stuffy cargo hold of an old and alarmingly… Continue reading

3. Italy

Oh, Packing. So, today I tipped out all of those toiletries and first aid things that I packed for Peru and cut them down to half, and sort of looked and it and… Continue reading

2. New York

We only had three days and three nights in New York, but I’m so glad that we made the stop. From the first time we stumbled out of our apartment into the harsh… Continue reading

1.11 International Weight Lifting Champion

Hello again. Apologies for lack of posts! We were hibernating pretty seriously for a couple of days after the Inca Trail, and the only reason we eventually emerged was because we had a plane… Continue reading

1.10 The Inca Trail

Hola Chicos! Sorry for the insane length of this post, but a lot has happened! We are in the middle of moving accomodation and preparing to return to Lima, we are super busy… Continue reading

1.9 Lake Titicaca

If we renamed all the tourist attractions in England so that their names included hilarious words such as Titi, the British tourist industry would be at an all time high. More reasons to vote… Continue reading

1.8 Could a llama trample me?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a group of just thirty five adults or seventy children are able to trample a human being to death. This is true of just a small… Continue reading

1.7 El Cristo Blanco

*cough. cough.* I´m sick. I think that one of los neños charmingly gave me their cough and now it has mutated into some kind of megavirus, leaving me exhausted and disgusting. Whoever said… Continue reading

(1.6 Sex and el Ciudad)

Okay, a quick update… We have moved out of Lourdes´house! At this point, we would have happily moved back to the accomodation that originally fell down, even if it was still partially collapsed,… Continue reading

1.4 Los Neños

Ola. Well, everything turned out better than expected. On Monday we went with much trepidation to the Spanish school in the centre of Cusco. (This is a twenty minute walk from our homestay,… Continue reading

1.3 Cusco

We have been in Cusco for three days now, and after a last minute change of plans from Real Gap (apparently our accommodation fell down…) we have been posted with a host family.… Continue reading

1. Peru

  Click to enlarge I am leaving for the airport in an hour and a half! I have a (relatively) small rucksack, as I have discovered, and it is a good job I… Continue reading