We arrived in Rio after a painless 6 hour bus journey from São Paulo. The bus was extremely spacious and comfortable, especially considering we went for the cheapest option. (more…)
Our wonderful Auntie Jane has written this lovely poem for us as we head off on our adventures:
The Padster and the Beautiful Girl
Are soon to leave to see the world.
Bags are packed, plans are made,
Now just a wait till leaving day.
So many wonders lie ahead,
So choose a path, see where you’re lead.
Due to the nature of our trip and how much of an organised control freak I am, we knew we wanted to get a round the world ticket. We have tight deadlines to keep to meaning that all our flights are pretty much finalised, so rather than buy flights as we went we wanted to have them all booked and sorted (we will let you know whether or not this was a good idea once we have done it!). (more…)
I did a lot of research about travel vaccinations and I thought I was pretty clued up on what I needed, when I needed it by and how much it would cost. Although it is important to research your visiting destinations and the health risks, I would say that this is one of those things that you can’t rely on the internet for and you should always seek advice from your doctor. (more…)
The first time I walked into an ‘outdoorsy’ store I was seriously out of place. When deciding on going travelling around South America I hadn’t really thought about the attire involved or all the equipment and random belongings I was going to need. So here I was, in a floral skirt, trying on walking boots. (more…)