So after a crazy few weeks and a mad rush to get to New Zealand in time for Christmas, I’ve taken some time off posting to enjoy some time with everyone. So I now have quite some catching up to do so here goes! Continue reading
A couple of days in Buenos Aires
Well what an alive and sexy city we find ourselves in! I’m not surprised it’s been nicknamed the small Paris of South America! It’s sort of a mixture of busy Parisian style avenues and streets combined with a passionate Latin American grit! Continue reading
Okay don’t hate me, but I’m writing this journal entry from the relaxing hammock hanging in the front porch of our new home!
So after a full week in Rio we packed up our bags, picked up our little hire car (bit of a squeeze fitting us all in, but we did it, we will not be beaten!!!👊) and drove our way down the warm and bumpy coastal road to Paraty. Continue reading
Colours of Barranco
Not really worthy of a blog post but today we walked around Barranco where we are staying and I tried to capture some of the amazing colours and street art.
The Barranco area is regarded as a very Peruvian area of the city, made up of charming colonial houses with intricate wooden verandas painted in an array of colours. Continue reading
Monterey Bay Aquarium
After a 3 hour drive from mariposa this morning we arrived in sunny Monterey in time for another cheeky lunch at Jonny rockets!
We came to Monterey with a purpose and headed straight to the highly recommended aquarium! Such a fantastic place, amazing viewing areas, lots of areas to get touchy Continue reading
The wonder of Yosemite national park!
Since arriving in America, Yosemite park has been the place that everyone we meet has said ‘you’re gonna love it’ ‘it’s the best!’so it really was up on it pedestal!
We arrived in Mariposa (a town close to the park) yesterday afternoon, and found our latest Airbnb rental! A little bear retreat (everything possible in the house has a bear Continue reading
Beautiful Lake Tahoe
Today we decided to take the highway up into the mountains and over to Lake Tahoe.
Well what a beautifully scenic day! Every twist of the road along the way revealed a stunning new view, from snow capped mountains to misty tree lined cliff faces, beautiful cool rivers slowly meandering through the valleys to jaw dropping waterfalls! And then Lake Tahoe suddenly came into view! Continue reading
A day in San Francisco
After a fascinating morning at Alcatraz we then set off to explore the city! Not before a quick stop at fishermans wharf to see the sea lions at pier 39, and then a delicious hamburger lunch at the traditional diner Johnny Rockets! Continue reading
I thought this deserved its own post!
We booked our trip to Alcatraz a few weeks ago as we had heard it’s so popular and gets booked up. So we were so pleased that the day we booked turned out to be a stunning day with clear blue skies and warm sunshine. Continue reading
A couple of busy days…Armstrong Redwoods, the Marine Mammal Centre and the Golden Gate Bridge!
Well we’ve had a busy couple of days over here! Not put off by the storm that just passed through, we traveled north to the Armstrong Redwoods. Wow were they impressive! We Continue reading