How travel has changed me

How travel has changed me

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a very open-minded guy. It wasn’t always like that though. My views and opinions on the world and it’s inhabitants slowly evolved over the years. Living in various different places helped. I was born and raised in Birmingham, England which has a rich history of […]

100 Job Challenge

100 Job Challenge

People So I have just arrived to meet Paul at google HQ and it’s awesome, such a cool place to work…I could get used to this! My first task of the day is to write this blog, so here it goes! Ok so why am I here? Well I have been unwell since October 2013 […]

An unusual adventure in beautiful Yangshuo, China

Yangshuo, China

An unusual adventure in beautiful Yangshuo, China I was buzzing. The wind was blowing in my face as I rode down the hill at a fair speed. The beautiful karst mountains of Yangshuo, China were all around me. It was like I was in the dream world of Avatar. Karen was not far behind me […]

Meet Christos, founder of Discover Peloponnese

Discover Peloponnese

Meet Christos, founder of Discover Peloponnese Here’s a story of a charming greek man who took the lemons the greek economy threw at him and turned them into an olive grove. Christos and his family live in a town called Tripoli, which is exactly in the centre of the Peloponnese in Greece. They are all […]

Our first couchsurfing experience

Our first couchsurfing experience

Our first couchsurfing experience “So you mean to tell me that complete strangers let you stay at their house for free?” In my mind I was thinking they must be all maniacs. After all we’re Londoners, we don’t even speak to our neighbors let alone strangers! You see before we embarked on our 18 month trip […]

Helping the village women of Oaxaca

Helping the village women of Oaxaca

Helping the village women of Oaxaca In our many years of travel we have been on countless tours. From trekking in the world’s oldest rainforest to eco tours of Bali. During our stay in Oaxaca we went on a tour that literally changes people’s lives. It is run by a group called Envia, a non-profit organization committed […]

Snapshots of life in Burma

Snapshots of life in Burma

Snapshots of life in Burma Two Inle Lake fishermen working away People lighting candles at Shwedagon Paya, Yangon I do not think Ryanair would allow this luggage! A religious congregation in Bagan Market life in Bagan A girl playing in Inle Lake. Check out her makeshift floating device! A woman giving Monks alms at dawn near Inle […]

Faces of Burma

Faces of Burma

Faces of Burma   We came across these 2 cute children on our first day in Yangon. Like all the people we met in Burma, they loved having their photo taken. We met this man whilst cycling around the temples of Bagan. We got lost looking for a restaurant (we always do) and he kindly […]