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…

Driving and hiking through North Carolina Part 1

That time we went on a mile high not so swinging bridge and set our tent up in the rain. Where? North Carolina, USA When? May 2018 With whom? Alone, meeting Hannah (someone I met travelling before). I was so excited to get far away from the UK, especially to visit my former travel buddy,…

Terrifying traffic in Tehran

That time we explored Iran’s capital city and nearly got run over a number of times. Where? Esfahan, Iran When? August 2015 With whom? Alone Tehran was massive. I donโ€™t know whether this was because I had come from rural Turkey with small settlements on my route, but as I drove into Tehran, its magnitude…

Wooden horses, battlefields and baths in Turkey.

That time we drove the coast of Turkey and stopped off at the historical sites! Where? Turkey. When? July 2015 With whom? Alone From Istanbul, the first stop was Gallipoli. For obvious reasons, this was appealing as a stop off for its historical context. Unsurprisingly, every person I met in Gallipoli was an Aussie or…

Living like a local in the Himalaya

That time I went with locals up a mountain in the Himalaya to stay in the Ghalegaun community. Where? Besisahar, Nepal When? November 2015 With whom? Alone I had been doing some charity work with a school in a town called Besisahar, or Besi, and staying with a family who worked with me. Chandra and…