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Round The World Trip 2017/2018: The Costs

Round The World Trip 2017/2018: The Costs

During our round the world trip we kept a record of all our spending and I have outlined it in this blog to help other travellers estimate the costs of their upcoming trips. To help you understand our style of travel you need to get to know us a little more. Rich and I travel as a couple and so frequently share the costs of transport or accommodation, something a single traveller might not benefit from. We are also budget travellers; often staying…

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Round The World Trip 2017/2018: The Statistics

Round The World Trip 2017/2018: The Statistics

Throughout our year travelling we recorded lots of ‘Travel Statistics’. We all know that travelling is about living in the moment but for us we knew that recording our experiences through photos, a diary and blogs was really important so we didn’t lose these precious memories. We documented three things; the number of beds slept in, the number of beers drank and the number and type of transport taken in each country. When we started doing this in Russia over a year…

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Country Summary: One Month in China (and a few days in Hong Kong)

Country Summary: One Month in China (and a few days in Hong Kong)

China 6th August – 4th September 2017 Over the course of one month in China we went from huge bustling cities like Beijing down to small towns in the countryside where we cycled through rice paddies, the difference was like night and day. The language and culture was fascinating and the food was an absolute dream having come from Mongolia, the land of mutton. We saw many incredible things but the swarms of domestic tourists that descend over the country during…

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Photo Essay: Two Weeks around Northern Morocco

Photo Essay: Two Weeks around Northern Morocco

Winter sun is always great, especially when you’re escaping the grey winter days of London. I had found a reasonably cheap return flight to Fes and decided to book myself a 2 week trip to Northern Morocco over New Years. The previous year Emily and I had done a 10 day trip to Morocco in which we’d covered Marrakech, Essaouria and a 3 day trip out to the Sahara desert. This had started my love of the country and I’d…

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Photo Essay: 2,000 miles across India in a Rickshaw

Photo Essay: 2,000 miles across India in a Rickshaw

In December 2014, two friends and I set off for India to take part in an adventure like no other, The Rickshaw Run, the objective? To travel across India in a rickshaw, bottom to top! Here are some photos that hopefully capture the spirit and atmosphere of the mayhem that ensued. If you haven’t had enough feel free to watch our full video of the trip:  

Photo Essay: Exploring Cinque Terre

Photo Essay: Exploring Cinque Terre

Last month my girlfriend and I spent 5 days exploring Cinque Terre, this wonderful area of Italy is busy but if you go slightly out of season and stay locally you can avoid most of the crowds. From an Airbnb in Riogmaggoire we managed to visit all five towns and walked most of the trails in between them including the higher sanctuary trail. As Cinque Terre is one of the most photogenic places I’ve ever been I’m just going to let…

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Communist Monuments in Eastern Europe

Communist Monuments in Eastern Europe

After visiting Bulgaria on my first trip around Europe I’ve been fasinated by the brutalist communist era monuments and buildings that are strewn across Eastern Europe. They are not pretty in the normal sense of the word but they are immensly striking, futurstic looking and definitely nothing like the architecture or design we have in England. Below are a selection of these incredible monuments:   Buzludzha Monument – Bulgaria The most widley recognised of these structures is Buzludzha, formally known as the House-Monument of…

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A Rainy Day in Ponta Delgada

A Rainy Day in Ponta Delgada

When I recently visted the Azorean island of Sao Miguel I was unfortunate enough to end my week long trip with 2 days of almost solid rain. I’d returned my hire car the previous day and was therefore stuck in the city, although as it turned out all was not lost. After a few hours trawling through TripAdvisor and Lonley Planets Thorntree I managed to find a few rainy day activites which could keep me occupied. So if like me you find yourself stuck in Ponta Delgada on a…

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Shooting Handguns in Sofia

Shooting Handguns in Sofia

As a Brit the closest you normally get to shooting guns is playing the latest release of GTA so imagine our delight when we were told about a shooting range in Sofia where we could shoot some handguns. The prospect seemed too good to pass up. With a few hours left before we were due to board our night train to Belgrade we found ourselves in ‘VIP Shooting Range’, a small 5 lane shooting range in the outskirts of Sofia….

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Off the Beaten Track in Amsterdam

Off the Beaten Track in Amsterdam

I visited Amsterdam for the first time a few months ago and absolutely loved it. It’s one of those cities where there is something for everyone it doesn’t matter if you’re out here to smoke and drink or if you’re interested in the culture and history. When I first arrive into a new place I always enjoy doing the touristy bits (they are normally touristy for a reason) but once I’ve ticked off most of those then I try to venture…

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