Saying Goodbye to Spain

These last few months have gone way too quickly and now we are on our way north  for our final fling in Spain. Before this past year, our only experiences of Spain were brief visits to the Costa Brava and Barcelona, but these gave us enough of a taste to want to explore more of… Read More

Loving London

A few years back, our plane approached Heathrow over the city of London (on a clear day!) and we got fantastic views of many landmarks. Now, at last, we were going to actually be able to visit some of those well-known places. As we only had three full days we compiled a list of “must… Read More

Off to jolly (c)old England

What should we do with 10 days between sits in the middle of winter? We’ve seen almost all of Spain so we decided to hop over to see the “motherland”. I have never been to London (or much of England at all) and Chris was aged 3 when he visited London, so we researched our… Read More

The scariest walk in the world?

The Caminito del Rey (not to be confused with the Camino de Compostela) came to our attention when housesitting in Alhaurin de la Torre. Our hosts mentioned that there was a lovely drive to the lakes in the mountains and upon googling it, I discovered pictures of this amazing walk. Because of its popularity, we… Read More

Of Road trips and Russians (part 2)

As we were sitting in the rest area under the Millau viaduct, Carolyn foolishly said to Chris, “Shall I drive the next part?”  So far Chris had done all the long-distance road trip driving and having to deal with double stresses of manual gear shifts on the wrong side, and Carolyn’s interpretations of the Google… Read More

Of Road trips and Russians (part 1)

Packing up and saying goodbye to our canine buddies and their mum brought another adventure into our lives. We had booked flights from Marseille to Alicante and had a few days in between to explore. Thanks to following the Instagram feed of another couple of kiwis (TravelKiwis), we had seen places we were interested to… Read More