Author Archives: Claire

…and now we’re getting married!

It’s been almost exactly six months since we last wrote on the blog and I have to say, I think we’ve missed it. Just having a look back through now brings back the most incredible memories. And now it’s time … Continue reading

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Lexi, Janet and Malaysian aspirations

So off we set, now with three of us in tow, from Kuala Lumpur airport to find our hostel in the heart of China Town. Annoyingly, just as we left the airport, we had the first bit of rain we … Continue reading

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A few days down under

After an emotional farewell to Jono and Kate at Auckland airport we set off on our next flight to Sydney. We only had a few days it seemed criminal not stop at probably my favourite city in the world while … Continue reading

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Surprises in New Zealand, Part 1

One of the highlights of the trip so far has got to be walking through the arrivals gate at Auckland airport to see Kate and Jono (one of my school friends and her Kiwi husband) waiting to pick us up. … Continue reading

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Rapa Nui

As I write this I am looking out over stormy clouds that fades the horizon between the sky and the sea from this tiny island in the Pacific. Formed from 3 volcanic eruptions Easter Island (or Rapa Nui as it … Continue reading

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Quebradas & Vineyards

From Tupiza we jumped in a Colectivo (shared taxi) to the Argentinan border. We’d heard it was a nightmare to cross as it’s drugs trafficking route (apparently flights from Argentina to the US and Europe are much more common and … Continue reading

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Celebrations in Sucre

Our first week in Bolivia has certainly been an interesting – if relaxed – one. Having flown into Santa Cruz in the east of the country, we spent a couple of days wondering around this, the largest city in Bolivia. … Continue reading

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Beaches in Brazil

So we’ve finally made it to the beach (one where the water / weather is warm enough for us to swim anyway) and it’s heaven! From Foz do Iguacu we took an overnight bus to the town of Florianopolis on … Continue reading

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Ruins in San Ignacio

On the way to Iguazu, we thought we’d make one final stop at the town of San Ignacio in the state of Misiones. This was the site of some ruins that James had heard about of a 17th century Jesuit … Continue reading

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It snows at the End of the World

I am now writing from our bed on Larry, our lovely new little laptop (courtesy of tax free shopping in Chile)! Makes things a lot easier than trying to get to an internet cafe and hopefully means we’ll be able … Continue reading

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