Sunny Ecuador. Not.

That time we went to a country literally named after the equator to be cold and wet for the duration of our stay. Where? Banos, Ecuador When? July 2018 With whom? Martin In Manaus we met a couple of Spaniards who had the same flight as us to Ecuador, which worryingly had a 7 hour…

The Amazon

That time we got eaten in the jungle. Where? The Amazon rainforest, Brazil. When? July 2018 With whom? Martin We had desperately scoured the Internet for affordable amazon packages that didn’t involve a fancy lodge with day trips. We wanted an experience that was a bit more rough and wild with lots of hiking and…

Mutant Mozzies in the Pantanal

That time we explored a piece of land the size of Great Britain looking for jaguars. Where? Pantanal, Brazil When? July 2018 With whom? Martin, Meghan, Rhys, Danny and Pools. It all started with some drinking games and a domino’s pizza. We love domino’s and probably eat it too much when we’re at home and…

Sunrises and Assault Rifles in Rio

That time we got everyone up at 3.30am to watch the sunrise with the best view in Rio. Where? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil When? July 2018 With whom? Martin, Meghan, Rhys, Danny and Pules. My last post saw us climb Parrot Peak for the sunrise in Ilha Grande, a beautiful island off the coast of…

Night Hiking and Sunrise on Ilha Grande

That time we spent two days in paradise. Where? Ilha Grande, Brazil When? July 2018 With whom? Martin Great. We lost the semifinal. It doesn’t matter though because France. They would have won in the final and we were super proud of our boys for getting as far as they did. We started our day…

Iguazu Falls (Las Cataratas) : Brazil vs Argentina

That time we saw Iguazu/Iguaรงu from both sides of the border. For the nitty gritty info and logistics of how to get here, scroll to the bottom! Where? Iguazu in Argentina and Iguaรงu in Brazil. When? July 2018 With whom? Martin Iguazu is one of those places that you have to see in South America,…

An afternoon in Alderney

That time we caught a flight to a channel island for a day, then came back in time for a flat viewing and an early night for work the next day.. Where? Alderney When? June 2018 With whom? Martin The amazing thing about our trip to Alderney is that we didn’t have a particularly early…

Mystery Blogger Award

This week I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger award by Kat’s Observations. I have only been writing about my travel experiences since January, so I wasn’t too clued in with what the award is! I did a little bit of reading around it and worked out that it’s an award passed on from another…

There’s a LION in the campsite! Serengeti, Tanzania

That time a lion roamed into our campsite and we got charged at by a rhino. Where? Serengeti, Tanzania When? July 2009 With whom? Alone This is a very special experience for me because it was the first time I went travelling by myself when I was 19 years old. I fell in love with…

North Carolina Part 2

That time we hiked all day in the rainforest to discover everything was closed (including the roads) so we were stranded in the fog. Where? Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina When? May 2018 With whom? Hannah, a previous travel bud. Hannah and I had camped out in the mountains with Lou the dog, which I…