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!
We’ve just finished a 2 month stint travelling around India. Here are a few things we’ve learnt along the way which we hope will help others… 1. No matter how long or short you’re stay is… get an Indian SIM card. This will make so many things easier. You can save numbers for good tuk […]Read More Our top tips for visiting India!
Anyone who knows us and has seen our Facebook will know that we’ve had some glamorous and not so glamorous experiences over the past week! We ended up staying an extra night in Jaipur because we were on a waiting list for our train and didn’t manage to get on. The guys at All Seasons […]Read More Jaisalmer; the glamour & non-glamour of travelling
What I’ve learnt from our time in KazakhstanRead More Kazakhstan – politics, place and people
Almaty sits in the shadow of part of the Tian Shan mountain range. A range that goes through Krygyzstan, kazakhstan and China. We climbed the Furmanov peak, 3050m above sea level (the highest either of us have ever climbed). It’s a short drive, about 20km, from the centre of Almaty to the start of the […]Read More Almaty part 1: Mountains and Hospital
We arrived in Almaty Saturday. It felt like a very long journey to get here. We had a 3 hour train journey from Burabay to Astana. Stayed overnight in Astana and then caught a 20 hour sleeper train to Almaty. The train journey to Astana gave us our first glimpse of a sleeper train. We […]Read More Trains, trains and more trains
After spending 1 week in Astana we travelled north to Burabay National Park. This is a famous area in Kazakhstan and is often referred to as the pearl of kazakhstan or the Kazakhstani Switzerland. We found trying to get accurate information prior to going a bit difficult. Due to the limited info from prime travel […]Read More Kazakhstan: Burabay National Park