Our first week in Chile | Santiago and Valparaíso

With a night sleeping on an airport chair we set off towards Santiago, Chile with stops in Seattle and Atlanta. We were zombies after two nights without sleep and we arrived to some slimy substance covering my bag strap. We bought a bus ticket to the city center and asked a lady (in terrible broken…

Leather tanning, pigeon poop and Palaces in Fez, Morocco

We spent a few days exploring the urban-maze of Fez El Bali and taking in all the sights and smells along the way. It’s totally pedestrianised so all the market stalls, cafes and hotels get deliveries by men with pulley carts or by very sad looking donkeys. Somedays we’d stick to the main routes, following…

The long drive east | Corn, Amish, tumble weeds and banter

The long drive east is nothing to write home about…yet here I am doing exactly that. Imagine driving along a road and feeling like you keep going back in time and passing the same section over and over. Squished raccoons and skunks splattered along the highway were the only thing that made the hundreds of…

Mount Rushmore | South Dakota

We began our journey through South Dakota exploring the Black Hills region and set off on the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. It was a really awesome drive full of colour and twists and turns. Autumns certainly arrived and the trees were all turning bright yellow and scarlet coloured ivy climbed up the tree trunks. A…

Christmas markets in France

I adore Christmas, but we’ve ended up having quite a few of them abroad in very un-festive, sweaty and smelly countries eating a variety of curries and drinking iced coffee, not that thats a bad thing, we just prefer snow and mince pies. Europe has a lot of fab Christmas markets though and annoyingly we’ve…

A slice of the American Midwest in Southern France

Europe’s largest canyon, Verdon Gorge slices through a limestone plateau for 25km. It’s deepest point is 700m and it’s narrowest at a mere 8m, it’s not quite the Grand Canyon, but it’s a good runner up. A scenic road leads around the canyon offering view points along the way. We passed the large Saint Croix…

Relaxing sea songs and squelchy mud baths

Zadar is home to a very unique thing; The Sea Organ. An architect put tubes and pipes under the concrete steps that lead into the sea as an experiment, and boy did it work! As the waves slap against the wall it creates it’s own music. We sat on the steps and listened to the…

Tantalising Transylvania

Transylvania conjures up the thought of mythical creatures, misty mountains and creepy castles. It’s somewhere I’ve ways wanted to go, a bit like Timbuktu, it has such a nice ring to it and sounds like a place that doesn’t actually exist. But indeed they both do and now it’s time to explore the land of…