Who would have thought that Brno would be a thriving hub of hipster coffee shops? Certainly not us, that’s for sure. When we arrived in this sleepy city we had no idea that there would be so many cute (and quirky places) to enjoy a cuppa.
I confess, I have recently read and loved Shantaram after it popped up on a google search for “books about India”. It wasn’t until I’d researched it a little more that I realised it was basically the most cliched book a backpacker can walk around India with.
One of the biggest highlights of travel for us has been the opportunity to get to see so much more of the natural world. Getting to know and understand so much more about wildlife from all over the world has been an experience we feel we’ve been so lucky to have.
We’ve been lucky enough to see some absolutely stunning landscapes on our travels. From deserts and salt flats to glaciers and canyons, taking in such beautiful places has been a huge highlight of our trip.
In honour of these incredible spots we’ve compiled a list of our all time favourite landscapes (so far!).
Bit of a random one as no one I know could accuse me of being green fingered, but turns out we’ve spent time visiting some awesome gardens on our travels and we wanted to share them with you. When we bought our house, one of the top items on the list of ‘must haves’ was a garden.
I know these kinds of posts are eternally popular with bloggers and perhaps a little over done but I thought I’d hop on the bandwagon anyway. The more I blog the more I tend to read other blogs, and I’m continually adding new ones to my browsing list. I’ve actually always been a fan of reading blogs and whenever I discover one that makes me want to delve back into the archives and continue to check back for new posts I know I’m onto a winner.
Inle Lake was our absolute favourite place in Myanmar. Although some travellers find it a little touristy – especially in the context of the wider country which has relatively few tourists – we loved it. It has a laid back and chilled atmosphere, making it the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing and taking in what’s on offer. There are so many awesome things to do in Inle Lake we could have spent at least a week here.
You don’t tend to hear a lot of positive reports about Bangkok in our experience. Renowned for everything from temples and palaces to seedy go go bars and night markets, it’s well known globally for its reputation as a party city for backpackers and for some of the more outrageous elements of its nightlife.
I’m pretty sure everyone knows by now that travelling is nowhere near as glamorous as it’s cracked up to be. Yes, ok there’s some beautiful sunsets, stunning scenery and seriously impressive wildlife around the world…
*Okayyyy, cheesy post coming up*
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I can be a little neurotic, and I’m probably the last person anyone would expect to pack up their job and take a career break to go travelling with nothing lined up to come home to.
As part of our inspiration process while planning this trip we read a lot of travel books. I studied English at uni, and have always been a really keen reader although haven’t read much the last couple of years, and Rob reads religiously before bed every night and always has at least one book on the go.