Tokyo: back to the future

Arriving in Tokyo was not exactly what I expected. We landed at Narita Airport, a good two hours outside of the city by public transport, and I felt I had instantly been transported… Continue reading

Vietnam part 2: Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi

Hoi An may be one of the most tourist-heavy places we visited in Vietnam (not definitely, but it’s close) but surprisingly it was a breath of fresh air for us. We’d finished the… Continue reading

Vietnam part 1: Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta

Arriving in Ho Chi Minh from the quiet beaches of Otres in Cambodia caused a shock to our systems, and maybe one we needed. We’d been in holiday mode on the beach, and… Continue reading

telling Cambodian tales

Our time in Cambodia revolved around interactions with people. We arrived in the country from Bangkok having lost one of our credit cards (luckily we have two) at Bangkok Airport, and feeling pretty… Continue reading

Bangkok: the shock of the metropolis

Bangkok was a city of shock, awe and surprise for me. It shocked me on a number of levels. There was the humidity and heat – that for some reason felt so much… Continue reading

New Zealand’s spectacular South Island

Arriving in Queenstown wasn’t exactly what I expected. Everyone had said that it’s the “adult’s playground” of New Zealand, and they were right. But what I didn’t expect is just how beautiful it… Continue reading

Wonderful Welly Walks

We’ve been living and working Wellington for six months now, and while we have been feeling  too far away from home with the incredible Labour movement and the inspirational Jeremy Corbyn (although we… Continue reading

Travelling New Zealand’s North Island

We’ve been living, working and walking in Wellington – the teeny city with a big pulse, but have taken weekends out to explore more of New Zealand’s North Island. From the volcanic region… Continue reading

Flying over Lake Taupo

Jumping out of a plane wasn’t something I had ever wanted to do. But when I was faced with the proposition of turning 30 without having faced this feat at least once, I thought… Continue reading

Wellington: A blustering bureaucracy and culture haven

Our move to New Zealand was a conscious one. We wanted to continue to live in the Southern Hemisphere, we were eligible for Working Holiday Visas (for the last time in our lives)… Continue reading