Thanks to everyone who liked my last post on Auckland last week. It's the most engagement I've ever had on a post, and pretty much, that post got more likes than any other post I've published combined, so, yeah... thanks! 🙂 In all my recent posts I've tried to pin our GoPro video related to the blog post at the end, but I didn't have time to compile and edit the Auckland video until today, so here it is if you're interested 🙂 I'm also just finishing up my next post about our first day in Bali; where we went straight after Auckland. It will be up tomorrow, so stay tuned! 😉 Don't forget to visit our YouTube page too to watch more of our videos. They're not vlogs or me just chatting shit, I promise. They're more of a supplement to the blog (and something to keep Pete busy whilst we're away, since he takes all the videos!). I hope people continue to enjoy reading my blog!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Ok that's a bold statement, especially since I have my own travel blog, but it's a serious thing that I have thought about a lot because, I don't want to be, but I probably am... First of all, why do people write travel blogs? Having read quite a lot of 'about' pages and also thinking… Continue reading Is everyone who writes a travel blog a narcissist?
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