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General 26th March 2017

10 Things We Want to Buy When We Go Home

I know, I know, I shouldn’t even be thinking about going home yet… we’re having an amazing time travelling the world and have several months until we have to catch our flight back to the UK. But bear with me, because there is a reason I’m thinking about it so early on and it makes perfect sense, to me at least.

I’m pretty sure that all of us have suffered with the dreaded ‘post holiday blues’ at some stage, even those Monday blues after a particularly good weekend can be hard to deal with.

Food & Drink, General, Malaysia 25th March 2017

Awesome Coffee Shops In Georgetown, Penang

The coffee addiction that I picked up in Vietnam and that Rob has nurtured for basically a lifetime continues. We went to Malaysia on a whim after seeing flights for £20 each and decided we’d spend a week relaxing and working, in a desperate attempt to earn some more money before visiting Japan.

We were forecast heavy thunderstorms, grey skies and almost constant rain, but when we arrived we actually found most days provided us with at least a few hours of beautiful sunshine.

Adventures, General, Taiwan 18th March 2017

Some Awesomely Quirky Shops To Visit In Taiwan

We never really go shopping while travelling so this was a bit of a turn up for the books. Occasionally we might replace some of our grotty worn out clothes at a market or head to the food hall in a fancy shopping mall, but generally speaking we’re not big on wandering round the shops. In Taiwan though, we stumbled across some of the coolest department stores we’ve ever seen.

Food & Drink, General 10th March 2017

Project Beta – Taste The World: Supporting Action Against Hunger

We’re thrilled to announce today that we’re going to be contributors in an exciting new initiative over the next couple of months – working together with Project Beta – Taste The World, supporting Action Against Hunger. In light of this, and to give you all a break from reading about our cooking classes, today’s Foodie Friday is just a short post about exactly what we’re going to be doing and more on this great cause.

General, Random 13th February 2017

Do all Budget Travellers dream of becoming Luxury Travellers?

I was browsing twitter one sunny afternoon In Chiangmai when it suddenly occurred to me that I follow quite a lot of luxury travel bloggers. Sitting there in a side street cafe drinking my Chang and chop-sticking away at a plate of 60-baht Pad Thai, I somehow found myself scrolling through image after image of exotic beaches and boutique 5* hotels.

Advice & Tips, Asia, General, Myanmar 8th February 2017

How Much Does It Cost to Travel in Myanmar?

We weren’t sure what to expect when it came to budgeting for Myanmar – whilst we knew it had a reputation for being more pricy than neighbouring countries, we were keen to track our spending and see how our final costs turned out. Our travel style is probably mid range backpacker, so we’re keen to find bargains and not waste money unnecessarily but don’t mind paying out for a decent meal or day out.

Advice & Tips, Asia, General, Myanmar 4th February 2017

Local Tradition & Culture in Myanmar: Know Before You Go

From our pre-trip research we were expecting to encounter a multitude of challenges whilst travelling Myanmar – from having difficulty finding ATMs, to poor infrastructure and a serious language barrier. Whilst it’s certainly fair to say that this amazing country isn’t as well developed as neighbouring tourist destinations like Thailand, it’s far easier to travel than we expected. There are some fascinating aspects of tradition and culture to learn about in Myanmar and it’s a thoroughly interesting place to travel.

General 30th January 2017

6 Months on the Road – Reflections

So we made it – January marked the anniversary of us spending 6 months travelling the world together! As always, I can’t quite believe we made it at all, let alone that we made it this far. Originally when we decided to travel we’d planned to only be away for 6 months… but this soon extended to 8 months as we added some destinations we just couldn’t miss…

Advice & Tips, General 12th January 2017

What is Sustainable Travel & Why Does it Matter?

Let me start this post by saying that in no way do we claim to be perfect when it comes to travelling sustainably – the air-miles we’ve racked up on this trip alone are testament to that. It’s one of those ‘on trend’ phrases viewed by many as an excuse for people to get on their high horses and lecture others – and can be a controversial topic to blog about.

General 1st January 2017

2016: A Year in Review

So it’s the end of another year and it’s time to do as all good bloggers do and publish our round up of 2016. It’s been a bit of a strange one, for us as well as it seems to have been for the world at large.

General 2nd December 2016

4 Months on the Road – Reflections

Thought I might try to get into the habit of doing these round ups, time flies by so fast and it’s nice to sit back and take stock now and again. Every month would seem to much I think, but every couple feels a lot more manageable and means I’ll have more to talk about.

General 27th September 2016

2 Months on The Road – Reflections

I’m writing this from our Starbucks in Cusco, following a 24 hour journey to get here from La Paz in Bolivia. We’ll just be staying here for a night this time before we take another night bus – our 3rd in 6 days – to go and explore the Peruvian Amazon.