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!
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
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
The Maldives is somewhere we never thought we’d be able to afford to visit. It was by chance that we found a blog about coming here on a budget that made us decide we could do it. The Maldives is a tropical island nation sitting in the Indian Ocean. There are 1000s of island split […]Read More The Maldives on a (smallish) budget
Bangalore – watching cricket and sightseeingRead More Bangalore – IPL Cricket!!