An Update (17/06/20)

Today marks 3 months since Emily and I landed back in Manchester after we were forced to abandon our planned 10 months away because of the Coronavirus pandemic. A lot has changed in the world, in particular with regard to the Black Lives Matter movement and with the fight against COVID since we caught anContinue reading “An Update (17/06/20)”

Sri Lanka Day 4 – 9 | Tea Picking, Train Ride & Nine Arch Bridge

You can read about my first three days in Sri Lanka by clicking here. The next day, we visited Kandy’s sacred Temple of the Tooth; picked and tasted tea from a functioning tea factory in Katukitula and took the train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella, which has been dubbed as the best journey in theContinue reading “Sri Lanka Day 4 – 9 | Tea Picking, Train Ride & Nine Arch Bridge”

Sri Lanka Day 1 – 3 | Hiking Pidurangala & Sigiriya Rock, Safari & Cooking Class

In this and the next blog post, I’ll be detailing the amazing 9 days we had in Sri Lanka. On our first day, we visited the Dambulla Caves, before climbing Pidurangala in the evening. The views of Sigiriya Rock (which we climbed the following morning) were absolutely spectacular and great for getting the ‘perfect InstagramContinue reading “Sri Lanka Day 1 – 3 | Hiking Pidurangala & Sigiriya Rock, Safari & Cooking Class”

Coronavirus halts our tour of the world

It saddens me to say, that after just 38 days of our planned nine months away, Emily and I have been forced to put our travels on hold and fly home because of the Coronavirus pandemic. It comes after our 12-day tour of Sri Lanka with One Life Adventures was cut short by three days,Continue reading “Coronavirus halts our tour of the world”

Golden Triangle – Jaipur & Pachewar

I’m going to summarise everything we’ve done in India over the past four days briefly because there’s too much to talk about!  You can read about our first three days sightseeing in New Delhi by clicking here, as well as our visit to Agra and the Taj Mahal here. Over the past eight days, EmilyContinue reading “Golden Triangle – Jaipur & Pachewar”

Golden Triangle – Delhi & Agra

Admittedly, we booked onto G Adventures trip of India’s Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur), primarily to see the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. However, we’ve also experienced from a unique perspective what the life of a child is like growing up in India; a cafe run by femaleContinue reading “Golden Triangle – Delhi & Agra”

Sightseeing in New Delhi, India

New Delhi is a city like I’ve never experienced before. As you will know clashes have been taking place in the capital for several weeks over a new controversial new Indian citizenship law. However, we are staying in Greater Kailash, in the south of New Delhi, – well away from the riots and protests inContinue reading “Sightseeing in New Delhi, India”

Top 10 must-do activities & must-see attractions in South Africa

1. A Safari at a National Park, South Africa South Africa is home to ‘the big 5’ (African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, and Rhinoceros. Seeing these animals (and others) roaming freely in their natural habitat, brazing, and grazing and hunting for their next prey is completely different from seeing them at the zoo. WeContinue reading “Top 10 must-do activities & must-see attractions in South Africa”

OPINION: Etihad Airways is overrated and us Brits are too ​nice

I’ve come to the conclusion after flying from Johannesburg to New Delhi via Abu Dhabi that Etihad Airways aren’t what they’re made out to be and that Brits are too nice. Let me explain… I’m not stereotyping all Brits, but I know I’d choose to keep quiet rather than putting someone in their place. ItContinue reading “OPINION: Etihad Airways is overrated and us Brits are too ​nice”

Pilanesberg National Park Safari

In this blog post, I’m going to let the pictures and videos do the talking of our incredible 4-day safari in Pilanesberg National Park. During our 4 days at The Ivory Tree Game Lodge, we went on six game drives. We managed to sight four of ‘the big five’ – the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo,Continue reading “Pilanesberg National Park Safari”