Final Reflections: our year away

Two years planning with the help of patient family, friends and employers went out of the window this year.  What we imagined was going to be a year of living in Myanmar and volunteering for VSO turned into a year travelling, almost continually on the move, eventually ending up with a full circumnavigation of the world.…

Reflections: Our Favourite Beaches

We realised that by the end of our trip we had visited a huge amount of amazing beaches.  We didn’t plan it this way, but when we weren’t in a major city, or in the mountains we were likely to be at the beach!  Here were some of our favourites. White Beach, Boracay Island, The Philippines…

Reflections: Most Memorable Journeys

I guess the entire year was a journey in its own right.  However, these mini-journeys we thought were worthy of a mention … Trekking the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal 3 weeks trekking in the Himalayas via the highest trekking pass in the world – pretty epic!  To read more click here, here, here and here 2.…

Reflections: Top 10 Special Places

Every once in a while we found ourselves somewhere that especially moved us for whatever reason, whether particularly memorable, fascinating or emotive, here were some of our top ‘special places’. Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal A few days meditating and mingling with monks in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.  To find out more click here and here 2. Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal Despite…

Reflections: Fantastic Food!

It embarrassingly says a lot about us that most things we could whittle down to a ‘top 10’ – however, for this food post we could only manage a ‘top 20’! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did… Dal Bhat, Nepal After 10 hours of trekking each day, all you want is this…

Reflections: Top Natural Wonders

We regularly felt floored by the scenery around us during the trip.  Here were our highlights… The Himalayas, Nepal The backdrop of our 3 week trek.  Epic. To see more here 2. The Andes, Chile / Argentina We saw the range from the East (Argentina), West (Santiago) and from a plane and from a bus when crossing…

Reflections: Top Wildlife Encounters

The good and the not so good….. Snorkelling with Whale Sharks, Mexico Open ocean snorkelling with sharks as big as buses.  Yikes. To read more click here 2. Horses in Argentina On the morning we heard that the UK had chosen ‘Brexit’ – we seriously considered taking our horses and riding off into the sunset to…