Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the final rendition of ‘what the hell did we do on that day, oh god, I can’t remember, I wish I’d written this sooner like Megan said I should have’! You’ve (hopefully) followed us all the way through our epic adventure, starting with our first exciting steps in … Continue reading The Last Leg
So, I’ll admit I’ve been slacking. But welcome back at last to another instalment of our epic adventure across the globe. It’s been a long-old stretch and I can’t believe that we’re almost at the end of it now (M: this may have been started in January, but it’s July at the time of proof-reading!). … Continue reading Planes, Trains and Automobiles
(192 Days In) ...Ok, so we're admittedly a little (M: six months) behind at this stage. Our last post took you through our experiences in Malaysian Borneo: the orangutans, the sunbears, the nausea - great times. Now it’s time for our real step into the ‘backpacking’ part of this adventure. With no more flights (M: … Continue reading Temple Run
(191 days in) “So,” I asked, “What was your favourite part of Borneo?” “Picking a favourite part is hard,” she answered, looking up from her kindle as we sped down a motorway towards the airport. “I quite liked the six seconds where I saw those elephants by the side of the road.” “When the driver … Continue reading Not the Northern Hemisphere I Know
(180 days in) 20TH POST. Can’t believe it, I think this is the longest I’ve ever committed to anything. (M: Eh hem.) The last blog post took you all the way up until my death-defying leap into a ravine. A hell of a lot has happened since then and I’m sorry for (yet again) slacking … Continue reading A Time For Families
(158 Days In) Ok, so at the end of the last post we had just left Australia, having spent about 13 hours in and around airports and their various oddities. When we first landed in the barbeque capital of the world, we had been surprised at how similar it was to home in every … Continue reading The Land Where The Ground Moves
(149 days in) Holy moly it’s December already! We’re well over half way through this epic adventure of ours now and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. The last blog post took you all the way up to our time in Sydney and although we did a lot in the remaining three … Continue reading Gold Coast? Completed It Mate.
(137 days in) It was a six hour flight from Nadi, Fiji to Melbourne, Australia. Within that time we learned that Fiji Airways doesn’t give you a screen on the back of your seat for such a short trip and that the mini screens they provide for everyone at once look like they’re beamed to … Continue reading Just Like Home!
BULA (118 days in) (M: Before we jump into Pete’s narrative, I just want to mention that I came close to writing this blog post myself as I feel like I could wax lyrical about Fiji for days, despite my lack of literary/creative/descriptive talent. The genuine warmth and friendliness of the people, the lush rainforest-covered … Continue reading BULA!!
(106 Days in) I’m still playing catch up with my journalistic ambitions at this stage and am using the ‘Fiji time’ vibe to my advantage. The last post was a little long, which I apologise for, but I will try to keep this chunk more succinct and not waffle on as much about gambling or … Continue reading The End of the Beginning Part 2 (The City of Angels)