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
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
The next day when we woke at the beautiful Menjangan Dynasty Resort, the clouds had cleared and it was a glorious day. I had Whatsapped a small company called West Bali Explorer to take us on a snorkelling trip to Menjangan island. The trip was about 1/3 of the price as the resort and the… Continue reading Exploring West Bali and Day Trip to Ijen Crater
After a great day on Pete's birthday on Nusa Penida, we decided to actually spend time on Bali today 😂 I have been to Bali before, and although everyone says that Ubud is supposed to be the Balinese capital of culture and beauty, to be honest, I don't feel this way. Ubud is commercial, busy,… Continue reading One day driving around Ubud
Stage 2 of our Easter Adventure We left Chiang Mai on Tuesday morning after picking up our little jeep. We decided to drive the loop in a clockwise direction, heading first to Mae Chaem via Doi Inthanon; Thailands tallest peak. We set off and instantly discovered how uncomfortable our little jeep was, bouncing all over… Continue reading Driving the Mae Hong Son Loop
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?
After a physically tough and emotionally draining day seeing the Gorillas at Bwindi National Park, we used the next 2 days at Lake Bunyonyi to chill and relax around the serene waters. But first... we had to get there... We left the guest house early and began the journey down into the valley of lake… Continue reading Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi
After the struggles and worries of trying to organise our own self-drive tour of Uganda (read about that here) we finally made it to Entebbe ready for our adventure to start! We breezed through passport/visa control, with even enough time to pose for a good visa pic, before purchasing SIM cards for the week and… Continue reading Arriving in Entebbe and Self-Drive to Bwindi
So I've just spent the last 2 weeks pulling my hair out stressing about booking our Uganda trip in September. If you just want the facts, go here. For those who follow mine and Pete's adventures, you'll know that we do not like to take tours or use travel agencies. Not that we have any… Continue reading How to book Gorilla permits for Uganda from the UK
After some amazing beaches in Lombok, we returned to Bali on the slow boat from Lembar. We headed back to Kuta and checked into Ananta guest house, a lovely little apartment along one of the backstreets. Last time we were in Kuta, when we first arrived in Bali, I lost my purse on a night… Continue reading Bali Road Trip; Amed, Lovina, Munduk, Kuta, Uluwatu.