ADVENTURES

camping in antarctica articles

Camping On Antarctica (Without A Tent!)

Our adventure to Antarctica is still one of our favourites, and an absolute highlight of our time there was spending a night camping on the white continent, without a tent! It was an unbelievable experience, made all the more exciting when we were woken by two whales, feeding in the middle of the night.

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Conquering The Mighty Jebel Toubkal In Winter

Attempting a climb of Mount Toubkal in Morocco is a challenge at the best of times, but scaling it in winter was another thing altogether. Conditions were atrocious on our climb, making it one of the most difficult and challenging climbs we’ve ever taken on.

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Camel Trekking Under The Stars, India

A camel trek into the desert was always something we wanted to do, so we jumped at the chance in Northern India. What followed was a day of bumpy trekking, a night under the stars with only a blanket and a million beetles to keep us company!

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Conquering Volcan Villarrica In Pucon, Chile

If snow, ice and volcanoes are your thing, then you’ll want to check out our ascent of the Villarrica volcano in Pucon, Chile! This is by no means an easy climb, it’s a dangerous, tough climb but incredibly rewarding as you’ll see from our experience.

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Cruising The Irrawaddy River From Mandalay To Bagan

From sunrise to sunset, this is a full account of our magical 12 hour adventure cruising the fascinating Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan. From ancient stupas and beautiful gold leafed pagodas to traditional riverside bamboo houses and rustic canoes accompanied by friendly locals, we’d highly recommend this is included in your Myanmar itinerary!

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Stranded In A Saharan Sandstorm

Our time in Morocco was full of adventure, and there were some nervous faces in our jeep when we were caught out in a Saharan sandstorm. Enveloped in the darkness, we switched the engine off and considered our options as the sand roared around us. Find out how we finally made it back to our camp!

CULTURAL ODYSSEYS

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Travel Momentos: The Woman With The Inquisitive Eyes

This is the story of a wonderful encounter with a family on a train in India. Sometimes it’s the little unique moments that create the best travel memories…

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Eating Sheep Head In A Sahara Desert Homestay, Morocco

Living with berbers in the Sahara desert was an incredible experience, watching as they went about their daily lives. As guests in their home, we were treated to a local delicacy on our last night, a freshly prepared sheep head, with all the trimmings. This was one of our biggest challenges!

worldly nomads life story article

Mrs Vu Thi Thai & The Vietnam War

The first in our Life Stories series, we spent time with Mrs Vu Thi Thai, a wonderful women in the North of Vietnam. We spent hours talking (through a translator) about her life, and the husband she lost in the American (Vietnam) war. It was a sobering and enlightening experience, and we share it here through photo and video.

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Semana Santa Celebrations In Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua in Guatemala has arguably some of the best celebrations of Holy week, or Semana Santa in all of Latin America. We were lucky enough to be in town for the celebrations, and the numerous processions along its ancient cobbled streets…

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Witnessing Argentine Tango First Hand!

There is no doubt that Buenos Aires is the home of tango, so we couldn’t wait to witness our first authentic Argentine Tango live performance, and try it out for ourselves! I just didn’t expect Barry to be up there tangoing with the experts after only 1 lesson!

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Living With Monks In The Mountains Of Koyasan, Japan

Leaving Tokyo behind, we headed to the mountains, and in particular a small monastery in Koyasan, where we spent a couple of days. Despite the cold, it was an enriching experience, as we watched the monks go about their daily life, including the morning fire ritual (with video).