NC500 in 6 days

The North Coast 500 (NC500) is Scotland’s newest road trip from Inverness, up and round the coast of Scotland and back again. Apparently known as “Scotland’s answer to route 66”. We cheat a little and start & finish in Edinburgh, not quite completing the circle, but here’s our route anyway over 6 nights: Day 0: … More NC500 in 6 days

4 days in Iceland

At the end of September we headed to Iceland for a long weekend road trip over 4 days. We’ve always wanted to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights and some of the crazy landscapes. Unfortunately the weather was pretty terrible and we didn’t see the lights but we still had a lovely time. … More 4 days in Iceland

July Summary

July was the last stretch of our gap yah. We spent the majority of it in the beautiful and vibrant Colombia, catching up with old friends in Cartagena & Botoga, making new friends on our insanely sweaty trek, learning all about coffee production in Pereira and having some last moments of paradise on the Caribbean … More July Summary

June Summary

June included some of the highlights of the trip so far (The Galápagos Islands & our massive trek to Machu Picchu) and so overall it was excellent. We spent about a week and a half more in Peru, continuing to enjoy the food there, and just under 3 weeks in Ecuador, a country filled with … More June Summary

May Summary

May was a month full of organised tours and 5 different countries – Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. It was pretty full on and, at times, tiring but we’ve seen so many crazy landscapes that it’s definitely been worth it (don’t feel too sorry for us). So for May we’ve visited: Brazil Foz do … More May Summary

April Summary

April started with a long flight home from Thailand for another whirlwind week at home. We were making quick stop for a good friend’s wedding which was very much worth the trip. Fi & Pete got married in Pitlochry, a beautiful Scottish town a couple of hours north of Edinburgh. We stayed up there for … More April Summary

March Summary

March kicked off our 5 months of travel with a month in Thailand. We spent the first half exploring the north, from Bangkok up as far as Pai. This half of the trip was historical, cultural and mountainous. We visited: Bangkok – a busy, developed, hot, smelly, interesting place. It was a much easier introduction … More March Summary

February Summary

So February was class. David had managed to accumulate lots of annual leave and I had finished work properly so it was like a massive holiday ticking off the final bits on the NZ bucket list (and finishing the 6 bottles of wine we had left (and the 4 we’d added to it)). When we … More February Summary