Wildlife encounters in Kruger National Park | Part 3

We’ve been very lucky to spend 13 days doing 12 hour game drives through Kruger National Park. I’ve written a couple of posts about our first wildlife encounters in the park but here’s what our final week looked like including our first night drive. DAY 8 We could see vultures circling in the sky which…

The best beach in Mauritius | Le Morne

La Gaulette is a chilled little village set beside the sea with a backdrop of forested hills and hunting grounds. It’s not a nice area to swim or sunbath as it’s marshy, muddy and rocky, however it offers much more affordable accommodation than Le Morne which is just a few kilometres away and one of…

Swimming with sperm whales, humpbacks and dolphins in Mauritius

I’ve dreamt of snorkelling with whales for a long time but after our plans of going to Tonga failed due to it still being closed to tourism we started researching other countries. I discovered that the Indian Ocean surrounding Mauritius was home to sperm whales and we didn’t need anymore persuading. The female sperm whales…

Exploring Mauritius by public bus| First stop Blue Bay

Mauritius is known for being an expensive honeymoon destination but I discovered it was just about possible to get a room for as little as €25, cheap street food and very affordable buses so it was decided, we’d fly to paradise! Mauritius sits in the Indian Ocean and was formed thousands of years ago by…

The four day hike from Mestia to Ushguli | Georgia

Mestia sits in the Upper Svaneti region of Georgia and it’s a major hub for mountain hiking. We checked into a really nice guesthouse for just €12 a night with cooking facilities which was a relief as we’re fed up with Georgian food and rude service already. Mestia marks the start of the very popular…

Exploring the Juta and Truso Valleys | Georgia

After doing some fantastic hikes around Kazbegi we wanted to explore some different valleys in the area so we enquired about a taxi to the Juta Valley. Taxi drivers wait at the village square for business so we asked an old chap in a trilby hat how much he charged to take us there and…

Hiking around the majestic Mount Kazbegi | Georgia

I’m obsessed with mountains so when we realised we could reach the snow capped peaks of Georgia for my birthday we made it happen. We had to catch a shared taxi from Yerevan in Armenia to Tbilisi in Georgia, take the subway across the city and then a Marshrutka to Stepantsminda, taking a total of…

A soviet jeep ride to the endless wildflowers | Armenia

Dilijan National Park was never high on my list of destinations to visit in Armenia as it’s heavily forested and I love an open view with jagged peaks. However we didn’t go to the far south of Armenia so instead we figured we best explore Dilijan and spend a few days in nature. We picked…