I’ve finally got around to writing up our Australia adventures! This post documents our forays in and around Melbourne. From surfing to exploring gold mines to holding pythons to walking the hallowed grounds of the MCG, we packed in an inordinate amount of sightseeing in one week. And had an absolute blast in the process! … More Australia Part 1 – Exploring Melbourne
To say we’ve had somewhat of a rocky transition back into normal life in the UK after our three months travelling would be a serious understatement. Visits to various doctors and hospitals (four in total!) have been the order of the day (and completely unrelated to our travels). With so many medical problems going on … More The Welsh Three Peaks: when it’s all going wrong around you, go climb a mountain or three!
It’s Bean9’s turn for writing a blog post – here’s her diary entry from our two days in the creative town of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. Any comments would be gratefully received! … More Indonesia Part 4 – Batik Art, Kecak Dance and Paddy Fields (by Bean9)!
So, it turns out that we inadvertently saved the very best for last (or nearly last). Our three-day, two-night boat trip around the islands within the Komodo National Park, off Labuan Bajo on the eastern tip of Flores, were some of the most memorable days of all our lives. It’s testament to how exceptional the … More Indonesia Part 3 – There be dragons and magnificent mantas!
Bean8’s first ever blog post about a trip to a swimming cave and a run in with some beautiful sharks! … More Indonesia Part 2 – Caves and Sharks (by Bean8)!
Although I’m out of order with my posts as I’m yet to write up our Aussie adventures, here’s the first part of our travels around Indonesia to the beautiful island of Hoga. A special place. … More Indonesia Part 1 – pristine coral reefs and smiling Bajo children!
I wrote the following blog post a week before the tragic events in Christchurch occurred, ready for me to add the photos and publish. My response on hearing of the incident was one of utter disbelief and complete shock. Our experience of this country was one of beauty, love, and kindness from all we encountered. … More New Zealand Part 3 – The South Island
On the South Island, the Beans were lucky enough to do a brilliant, hands-on knifemaking course – Bean8’s favourite day in NZ! But we almost didn’t get there, thanks to a storm and a serious landslide…This post documents our adventures. … More Hands-On Learning – A Knifemaking Course!
The next instalment of our road trip around New Zealand: this time it’s from Rotorua all the way down to Wellington and across to Christchurch on the South Island. From geysers to Maori hakas to an albatross tour, we’d love you to check out the post to follow along with our adventures! … More New Zealand Part 2: Rotorua to Christchurch
Despite the difficulty, hiking the 6.5-hour Tongariro Alpine Crossing with the Beans remains one of my favourite memories from New Zealand. Here’s a short post about our experience. … More The Tongariro Alpine Crossing – a test of physical and mental tenacity