Australasia, 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

Arriving in Thailand – Stage 1 of our Easter Adventure

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 Arriving in Thailand – Stage 1 of our Easter Adventure

Uganda

Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi

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

Sri Lanka

Thunderstoms and history in Sinharaja

From Dikwella it was a long bus or car journey back to Colombo for our flight, so we looked for somewhere in the middle to stay for a night to split up the journey and see a little more of the stunning island. Having spent a good few days on the beach we opted for… Continue reading Thunderstoms and history in Sinharaja

Sri Lanka

Exploring Sri Lanka’s Southern Beaches

After doing some research about Sri Lanka's south, we decided just to take the plunge and see for ourselves... You can read blogs and articles and reviews, but at the end of the day, everyone's opinion is different and sometimes you just can't beat trying it out for yourself. So we jumped into a taxi… Continue reading Exploring Sri Lanka’s Southern Beaches

Sri Lanka

Avoiding tourists in Kandy and Ella

It was calming and relaxing on the beach at Nilaveli, but after just an hour of snoozing in the sun, Pete piped up that he 'was bored' haha. I think this was a slight exaggeration, but it motivated me to look at the next leg of the trip and make a final decision about which… Continue reading Avoiding tourists in Kandy and Ella

Pigeon Island
Sri Lanka

Shark spotting in Nilaveli

After riding a train, hiring a moped, getting a tuk tuk and a taxi, we decided the time for a bus was here and boarded a bus to Trincomalee from Polonnaruwa. The buses here are, in a single word, crazy. They are usually by far the fastest things on the road, constantly beeping, overtaking everything… Continue reading Shark spotting in Nilaveli