Central America, Mexico, Travel

Exploring Coba and Chichen Itza

From Tulum we drove in land to Vallodolid where we were staying for just one night to allow us to get up early to visit Chichen Itza. On the way we stopped at Coba, another Mayan archaeological site, famous for it's huge pyramid, Ixmoja in the Nohoch Mul complex, one of the highest Maya pyramids… Continue reading Exploring Coba and Chichen Itza

Central America, Mexico, Travel

Chilling in Tulum

Pete and I had flights to Mexico booked almost the minute we landed from our 3-week adventure to Thailand, New Zealand and Bali. After a ridiculous 60+ hours in the air on this holiday, one of Pete's stipulations about our next holiday was that he wanted just 1 flight, that's it... Fortunately, you can get… Continue reading Chilling in Tulum

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

One Day in Auckland

Leaving Queenstown was quite sad actually, but we had certainly maximised our time there and only really had 5 days in New Zealand because of where the flights fell. I think we made the right decision to leave Queenstown after just 3 days there, because it meant we have a full day in Auckland, but… Continue reading One Day in Auckland

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

Day Trip to Arrowtown and Wanaka

For the last day in Queenstown, we had originally looked at driving to Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, but after a super long day of driving to Milford Sound the previous day (read about that amazing day here) we decided to have a more chilled day. We first headed over to Arrow town, a small town… Continue reading Day Trip to Arrowtown and Wanaka

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

Road Trip to Milford Sound

Of all the things to do on the South Island of New Zealand, visiting Milford Sound was the top thing I wanted to do. It's really close to Queenstown as the crow flies, but to drive there takes about 4 hours. We set off really early and Rob drove us in his car. Simone even… Continue reading Road Trip to Milford Sound

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

Wonder in Queenstown, NZ

Week 2 of our 3 week adventure to Thailand, New Zealand and Indonesia. Our 4 back-to-back flights later, we landed in Queenstown, New Zealand. This leg of the trip was really the main reason why we booked this flight; Pete's best friend Rob moved to New Zealand 5 years ago and he has only seen… Continue reading Wonder in Queenstown, NZ

Asia, Thailand, Travel

Motorbiking in Chiang Mai

Stage 3 of our big Easter adventure! After driving around Northen Thailand for the past 5 days, we decided to change things up a little and hire a moped for our final 2 days in Chiang Mai. If you've read previous posts of my travels you'll know that one of my absolute favourite things to… Continue reading Motorbiking in Chiang Mai

Asia, Thailand, Travel

Cycling around Chiang Mai

We arrived at the airport nice and early and took our time eating some lunch and doing a bit of shopping before the first 16 hour flight to Bangkok. The flight was uneventful and we landed around midday the next day in Thailand. We've been here before, so we calmly made our way down to… Continue reading Cycling around Chiang Mai

Travel

Big Easter Adventure to Thailand, New Zealand and Bali… Are we crazy?

Since booking the flights for this trip and telling people what we are doing, most think we are crazy to do so much in so little time and ask why we booked it. The simple answer is that the flights were on a super special sale with Emirates and we managed to bag all the… Continue reading Big Easter Adventure to Thailand, New Zealand and Bali… Are we crazy?

Thoughts on Travel

How travelling ‘didn’t’ change me…

You see a lot of people talking about how travelling and backpacking for a prolonged period of time changes them. I'd like to talk about how I think travelling did the exact opposite. I didn't change. In fact, travelling prevented me from changing... Just think about it. When we are younger, generally speaking, we have a… Continue reading How travelling ‘didn’t’ change me…