The Goan Finale

We left hectic Mumbai for a dreamy ten nights in Goa which was by far the longest we would spend somewhere during our trip. It was lovely to see the South Indian countryside again for the first time since leaving Kerala, driving from the airport past old colonial buildings, palm trees, and lush green rice... Continue Reading →

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2 Nights in Mumbai :)

After Delhi we were apprehensive about hitting one of India’s big cities again, but we needn’t have been as it was nothing like it. It has such a modern and trendy feel in comparison, and there’s something about being by the sea that made it feel more like a holiday destination. The drive from the... Continue Reading →

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Rajasthan: Jodhpur to Udaipur

Next stop on our tour of Rajasthan was the blue city of Jodhpur, a 5 hour drive from Pushkar. Described in Lonely Planet as a ‘tangle of winding glittering medieval streets’ I was quite excited as the images I’d seen of the blue buildings when doing my research looked absolutely stunning. There are varying opinions... Continue Reading →

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Rajasthan: Jaipur to Pushkar

The train from Agra to Jaipur took around six hours, this time in a cabin which we shared with two young Indian guys who barely spoke any English but absolutely insisted on sharing their sisters delicious homemade curry and chapatis with us. Itinerary wise, we had just under two weeks Rajasthan, known as India’s most... Continue Reading →

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Holi and The Taj

We were gutted to be leaving Varanasi as it was ramping up for Holi, especially as Manish had invited us along to party with him and his friends, but alas we had another fun day of traveling ahead of us. Next on our stop was Agra - home of the Taj Mahal and not much... Continue Reading →

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From Darjeeling to Varanasi…

I’m going to skip past Darjeeling pretty quickly as it’s definitely one we wished we had missed off of the list. Unfortunately the quaint little town up in the hills that I had imagined in my head was far from the truth. It was noisy, dirty, cold and foggy, meaning the views of the Himalayas... Continue Reading →

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Delhi Delhi Delhi….

We were apprehensive about Delhi as we had heard mixed (well mainly bad) reviews about the city. It wasn’t on our initial itinerary to spend any time there other than flying in and out again but we got persuaded to spend a couple of nights and the jury is still out on whether I regret... Continue Reading →

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Kerala (translation: The Land of Coconuts)

We arrived at Cochin (the worlds first completely solar powered airport) and were met by our adorable driver to embark on our one hour journey to Fort Cochin. HELLO INDIA. Surprisingly, the roads seemed less hectic, more developed, and less noisy than they were in Sri Lanka. But that wasn’t as surprising as the sheer... Continue Reading →

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Kandy: The Underwhelming Finale

I’m going to keep this post about Kandy short and sweet because, to be honest, it was pretty average. As a rule of thumb, I generally find cities outside of Europe a bit difficult and underwhelming so tend to avoid them. However Kandy, described as Sri Lanka’s ‘cultural capital’ lured us in with its promise... Continue Reading →

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Ella, Ella, Ella, Eh…..

The approach to Ella felt a bit like when you arrive at a ski resort in the dark. Windy roads climbing higher and higher whilst your ears pop, filled with anticipation of what the views will be like in the light of day. Our driver could only take us so far and then the last... Continue Reading →

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Sun, Sand, and Elephants…..

When planning our trip we wanted to factor in a lazy beach destination reasonably early on so that we could unwind, get into the swing of being away, and let's face it - get ourselves looking nice and brown. There are a fair few destinations on the South coast to choose from, and described in... Continue Reading →

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Hello Sri Lanka!

We landed in Colombo late afternoon, pretty alert and buzzing about being in a part of the world that we had never visited before. I spent the hour long car journey to the hotel just staring excitedly out of the window at the manic traffic, the billboard ads with the beautiful writing and the men... Continue Reading →

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Another week in paradise…

The next stop after Taganga was the beautiful Tayrona National Park, around 1.5 hours further East along the gorgeous Caribbean coast. We left our hostel early doors, stocked with a small bag of clothes, plenty of snacks and insect repellent. The bus was the usual deal - rickety old minibus which was on its last... Continue Reading →

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¡Hola Colombia!

After a 2.5 hour flight from Lima to Bogota, we arrived in Colombia for our last month of travelling - a county that we were both pretty excited about! Unfortunately my health had deteriorated quite rapidly over the last 24 hours and by the time we checked in to our hostel I went straight to... Continue Reading →

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Machu Picchu: The Inca Trail Challenge

So after a week of preparation, briefings and scare stories it was finally here, the moment when we stopped partying or laying on a beach and really pushed ourselves! There are a finite number of daily spots available to walk the Inca Trail and after much research we decided to go with the reputable United... Continue Reading →

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Peru: Dogs, Tattoos, and Crazy English People

Our first impressions of Peru weren´t that amazing to be honest, especially after leaving Bolivia which we loved so much.  We left the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca to Puno, the Peruvian side, which was just nowhere near as nice. Luckily we had been warned of this so  jumped straight on a bus to Arequipa.... Continue Reading →

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San Pedro De Atacama and The Salt Flats of Uyuni

We arrived to the top of Chile after a 19hr bus journey to a dusty little place called San Pedro de Atacama. Within minutes we found our cute little hostel (Sonchek) and went to explore our home for the next 3 days. Surrounded by the Andean snow caped mountains and psychedelic landscapes of the Atacama... Continue Reading →

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Making our way up Chile…

After the continuous drizzle in Ilha Grande we were both pretty eager to get to Chile, especially after checking out the glowing weather forecast. This was not without one last night out in Rio before our flight though, where we were reunited with our friend Ignacio at his place in Copacabana. After some beers and... Continue Reading →

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

So after the craziness of Rio De Janeiro culminating in a pretty heavy night in Lapa we set out in search of the tropical oasis of Ilha Grande, the third largest island in Brazil. It is 150km south of Rio and the hangover haze left us missing the initial 2.5hr bus to Angra dos Reis... Continue Reading →

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Big City Life: Rio de Janerio

It was great to finally get to Rio after such a horrendous bus journey, although it did take some adapting to being in a big city again after being in such a safe and cosy environment in Itacaré. Another thing we had to adapt to was the bloody weather - to say it is temperamental... Continue Reading →

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A Hippy Oasis – Itacaré, Brazil

So after double dose of Immodium we managed to make it to Itacaré relatively unscathed. We arrived late at the bus station which is generally a no go and it was not the most enjoyable experience being hassled by the locals. Once again another friendly couple helped us through the gauntlet and into a cab... Continue Reading →

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Our first week in Brazil…

Hello! As it has now been well over a week since we left the UK it seemed like time for our first blog post. We should have been here even longer of course but unfortunately this isn't quite the case due to 2 canceled flights and a 24 hour stay in a Frankfurt hotel. Needless... Continue Reading →

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