We quit our jobs in January. Got rid of most of our worldly possessions and set off to travel round Asia for 6 months. After a brief 2 week trip home and a family holiday in France for 2 weeks we are here in Changsha, China. This is our home for the forthcoming year. We […]Read More What’s next?
Part of the reason for heading home half way through our travels was to celebrate Rach’s Mum’s 60th birthday with a family holiday in France. Lake Annecy is one of her favourite destinations so that’s where the tribe headed. Its a long drive from the Midlands so we took our time over it, stopping overnight […]Read More Lac D’Annecy
So our first 2 weeks in August were spent at home in the UK. It was an opportunity to see friends and family whilst also getting ready for the coming year in China. In order to get our visas for China we had to go to the Chinese embassy in London. We had attempted to […]Read More Home sweet home!
I (Matt) am a geek (Rach is too but in different ways) so I’ve been keeping a record of some of the numbers and stats that interested me (and hopefully at least 1 of you) during our first 6 months of travel. 6 months, 181 days of travel. 7 countries (9 if you count 2 […]Read More Travelling for 6 months: the numbers
Hong Kong has been the most expensive place we’ve visited & it’s notorious for being overpriced. Having overspent in Indonesia though we were determined to claw some of that money back & have a great time in Hong Kong! Here are our top tips if you’re on a budget… Accommodation: We had booked accommodation before […]Read More Hong Kong on a budget
We absolutely LOVED Taiwan. We were visiting for 16 days but our time was somewhat impacted by an unfortunate set of events… We started with a week in Taipei which we really loved. Unfortunately Rach was ill during this time with a flu type bug which followed us to the second location (Hualien on the […]Read More Taiwan – when things just don’t go your way!
Our final week in Indonesia was one we had a been looking forward to for a while. The lack of WiFi and proper showers (firstly Hiking in Nepal then for 3 weeks in Indonesia), was slightly tempered by the fact that we knew we’d be staying in a luxury villa somewhere in Lombok. This is […]Read More Indonesia – Lombok and Top Tips
Bunaken is an island just North of Indonesia’s 4th largest island Sulawesi. It has fantastic reefs for diving and snorkelling. We were hoping to spend a week on Bunaken and then head South to Komodo Island but we found that doing Komodo and Raja Ampat was just too expensive so we decided to extend our […]Read More Indonesia: Bunaken Island
(The viewfrom our water bungalow) It felt like a long journey to get to Raja Ampat. We had 2 flights to get to Indonesia (Jakarta) and arrived at 1am. Then we had 1 night at a hostel before another flight at midnight arriving in Sorong at 6am. It then took us a 2 hour ferry […]Read More Indonesia: Raja Ampat – paradise
Well arriving in Nepal was probably the most stressful international travel experience we’ve had so far! Our original flights to/from the Maldives were cancelled and so we had to change them. This meant that our flights out of the Maldives consisted of 2 internal changes in India before arriving at Nepal. To cut a long […]Read More Nepal – beauty and mountains