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The Final Blog

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | Views [383]

Well can you believe that I am writing this blog from my desk at the BBC having been back home for over a month now.   So much has happened since I wrote my penultimate blog so here goes for the very last time.............. Our second day in Chicago ... Read more >


Canada: Land of the Moose, Maple and Mounties

CANADA | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Views [526]

Hi all, Well here goes with the penultimate blog of our travels.....!! From Vermont we caught the greyhound bus over the border into Canada and arrived without incident in the centre of Montreal. It was lovely for me to see lots of french language ... Read more >


Miami, DC and New Hampshire, USA

USA | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [259]

Hi everyone, Well it's been a while and given that we're sat at my sister's house in New Hampshire we have a few stories to tell before we get to this point... Back in Rio we had an awesome final few days.  The favela (slum) tour we took on the Weds ... Read more >


Brasil: The end of our South American Adventure...!

BRAZIL | Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | Views [399]

Hi everyone, Well our VIP bus out of Buenos Aires was all that we had expected and more... Certainly the best and most pleasant bus trip of our journey so far!! We were greeted on board with coffee and sweets, our dinner was three courses and we ... Read more >


Buenos Aires: City of Steak, Tango and Futbol!

ARGENTINA | Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | Views [582] | Comments [1]

Hi everyone, Well it´s our last day here in Buenos Aires, tonight we catch an 18hr VIP bus to Iguazo Falls to see the World´s 2nd largest waterfalls, after Victoria Falls in South Africa.  VIP because it has fully reclining seats that turn into beds ... Read more >


Peru: Machu Picchu, Nazca and Lima

PERU | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Views [637]

Hi all, Well our story continues from Potosi where we caught our night bus to La Paz.. As we were writing the other blog last time our backpacks were sittng in the office of the bus company taking us to La Paz.  After having a nice day in Potosi we ... Read more >


Orange trees, steak, cacti and dodgy buses....!

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 9 Aug 2008 | Views [775] | Comments [1]

Hi everyone, Again, sorry it´s been a while but we´re now in Bolivia where the internet isn´t great as expected so here goes with our trip from Mendoza, Argentina to Potosi, Bolvia...! We spent a couple of days in La Rioja from Mendoza which is a nice ... Read more >


Patagonia, Flamingoes and Icebergs!!

ARGENTINA | Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | Views [411] | Comments [1]

Buenos Dias from Argentina! We´ll it´s been a while so sorry but we´ve been pretty darn busy! Whilst staying in Puerto Varas we took a day trip to Chiloe which is the main island of Chile and home to many indigenous tribes.  We visited the town of ... Read more >


Volcanoes, Rain and Empanadas

CHILE | Saturday, 12 Jul 2008 | Views [341]

Buenas Dias, Well we´ve had quite a week.... In Valparaiso after checking out the main sights we caught a metro to Viña Del Mar where we walked along the sea and saw a chap get drenched by a huge wave which engulfed him!  We laughed.  Lots.  When ... Read more >


Chilly in Chile! Ola!

CHILE | Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Views [345]

Ola mi amigos! Well we´re safely here in Chile, South America and so far have loved it. We flew in on Tuesday after a pretty dire flight with no inflight entertainment and surly stewardesses!  11 hours of dullness.  But when we arrived we caught a ... Read more >


Bye New Zealand, Hello South America!

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 21 Jun 2008 | Views [349]

Hi all, Well we have one week left here in Franz Josef and then we're heading back to the east coast for a day before catching an internal flight to Auckland and then our international flight to Santiago, Chile in the same day....! We've enjoyed our ... Read more >


Skydiving Franz and Fox Glaciers...!!!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | Views [319] | Comments [2]

Well we're sitting here at work waiting for 1030 when we're borrowing a car from our boss to drive ourselves to Fox Glacier where we will both be jumping out of a plane from 12,000ft over Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers!!!  The sky is bright blue and it's ... Read more >


Urgh - cleaning and dishes!

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [252]

Hi everyone, This will be a short blog because there's not much to tell you except we're settled in our job in Franz Josef.  The accommodation we have is excellent, we have a double room with ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe!!  The people are really nice ... Read more >


All work and no play!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [238]

Hi all, Well it's Monday 12th and we've just dropped off our van so we're back to having just a backpack and no wheels!  Oh well, we can drink more now! From Dunedin we drove north to see the Moeraki Boulders, strange to see.. We also visited the Elephant ... Read more >


Sealions, Bungy Jumps and Glaciers...!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 5 May 2008 | Views [339]

Hi everyone, Cannot believe the last time I posted a message we were back on the North Island.. so here goes..! We crossed the Tasman Sea from North to South Island and stopped overnight in Nelson at the north of the island.  The ferry crossing was ... Read more >


Tramping and Camping...

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | Views [440]

Hi all, Well we're currently sat in an internet cafe in Wellington having had a pretty wet last week or so.. After collecting the van on Weds we drove North to Leigh/Pakiri beach and spent our first night in a campsite right on the beach.. It was fun ... Read more >


Kia Ora New Zealand!

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Views [279]

Hi all, Well we've arrived in New Zealand and so far we like what we see..... Our last few days in Brisbane were mainly spent drinking because we met some Scottish people at the hostel and so we went out for a few with them... Well a lot actually!  ... Read more >


Byeee Australia!

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | Views [416]

Well we can't believe it but not only have we now been going for 5 months but we're also about to leave Australia! After departing Airlie Beach we headed north to Mission Beach where we stayed for 1 night.  A nice small seaside resort that is in rainforest ... Read more >


Sailing and Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [323]

Hey all, Well we last wrote a week ago before our surfing lesson and I'm sure you've all been waiting with baited breath to hear how good we were... Well we were bloomin awful!  Seriously terrible.  Carl spent more time under the water drinking the ... Read more >


Surfin' and Cruisin' and Lighthouses....

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [359]

Hey all, We're currently in Byron Bay, one of the biggest surfing areas in Oz and tomorrow we're off for a surfing lesson!  It should prove to be most amusing!  It will no doubt be a competition to see who can stand up first so we'll let you know on ... Read more >

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