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The End

So, we’ve now been back in England a month now so it’s probably time to round the blog off with one final post: Jan and Claire took a taxi from Mersing, Malaysia to Singapore General Hospital with a couple of … Continue reading

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Singapore & Southern Malaysia

We’re a bit behind with the blogs so we’re going to have to whiz through the last couple of weeks pretty speedily: Singapore was hot, humid and very civilised. We did our best not to break the law by not … Continue reading

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New Zealand part II

The next day, Jono drove us south from Tauranga to Wellington. It was a full day’s drive so we made a couple of stops along the way to break up the journey. First we stopped at Huka Falls but it … Continue reading

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Tahiti & Moorea

It’s been a while since we’ve updated the blog largely due to the fact that you have to sign a form when you arrive in Tahiti saying you will spend a minimum of 8 hours a day relaxing and not … Continue reading

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South America comes to an end…

Since the last blog post we’ve been to an amazing pre-Colombian art museum, eaten a proper curry, stayed in a hostel which had what looked like blood splatters on the walls, learnt how to make Pisco Sour and lost a … Continue reading

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Bolivian salt flats

From Sucre we stopped over briefly in Potosi, the highest city in the world. It’s next to a mountain that had so much silver in it that it almost single-handedly bankrolled the Spanish empire for a couple of hundred years. … Continue reading

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The Pantanal

From Florianopolis we took a flight towards the border with Bolivia to an area known as the Panatanal. The journey was a little more exciting that we would have liked: we misread the flight time on the tickets and ordered … Continue reading

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Iguazu Falls

We continued north from San Ignacio to the border town of Puerto Iguazu. The bus was mercifully pain-free unlike the one to San Ignacio which broke down at 3 in the morning and the driver flagged another down and herded … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires…again!

Returning to Buenos Aires was not in the initial plan but it allowed us to retake some pictures we’d taken first time round that were on the camera that was stolen and also go to a tango show which we … Continue reading

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Killer whales and G&Ts

Our initial impressions of Puerto Madryn were not great – it seemed quite industrial and lacking in character. However, we had not decided to miss out on the Cueva de las Manos for a dusty town. We had travelled to … Continue reading

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