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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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Mount Toubkal Trek

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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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!...
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India

Watch our India Video and get inspired! India is a country full of verve, energy and contradictions. See why it left an indelible mark on our soul....
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From Japan With Love

It was our first time in Japan yet we quickly fell in love. Find out why, watch our video and prepared to be inspired to visit this fascinating country....
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The Displays of Semana Santa Guatemala

We were incredibly lucky to be in Antigua, Guatemala for the famous Semana Santa Guatemala (Holy Week) celebrations which are revered as some of the best in all of Latin America. One of the main elements of the celebrations are the intricate and delicate floral displays laid on the road for the processions to walk over on their journeys and here we share our favourite images....
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Things To Do In Bocas Del Toro, Panama

The archipelago of Bocas Del Toro nestles itself off the North coast of Panama in the dreamy Caribbean sea, and we were so happy to be there. We spent a day exploring the main island by bikes, and found some beautiful beaches and jungle as we whiled away a few days in paradise. ...
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Top Things To Do In Ushuaia Argentina

When it comes to exciting names for destinations, the southern tip of South America is a veritable feast of intriguing sounding places! How about Tierra del Fuego (the land of fire), Fin del Mundo (quite simply, the end of the world) or the city that acts as a launch pad for these places, Ushuaia?...
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Gili Meno Island: A glimpse of what could have been…

Whilst on Gili Meno island, we stumbled upon a reminder of what the island could have become, or more worryingly, a vision of what the future holds. Most of the developments on the island are small and unobtrusive. This hasn't always been the case, as we discovered when we stumbled upon an abandoned larger resort on the island....
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Where Bolivian Trains Go To Die…

Graveyards are eerie places at the best of times. Replace the headstones and motifs with huge rusting train carriages sitting in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni, or the salt flats desert of Bolivia, and you have what can only be described as a train graveyard......
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Is The Inca Trail Too Popular Now?

The Inca Trail seems to split travellers straight down the middle. For some, it is a chance to walk in the footsteps of the Incan Empire, to a forgotten city shrouded in mystery. For others, it is a well worn, tourist path, too cliched for many hardened nomads. But what is it really like? Is it too busy with lots of people? Is is too easy? Has it simply become too popular?...
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Ometepe Nicaragua: Twin Volcano Island!

Perched on a wooden bench, our backpacks deposited in a heap in front of us, we were excited. We'd caught a glimpse of the majestic twin volcanic island of Ometepe as we made our way to San Juan del Sur, and after a relaxing few days by the beach, we were finally on our way to the island!...
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Doing Nothing in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Leaving the border crossing behind, the tree lined road gave way to open an open expanse, and to our right we got our first glimpse of the majestic twin volcanoes of Ometepe Island. We would be heading there in a few days, but first we'd scheduled some down time in a small cove near the town of San Juan del Sur....
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Smoke Filled Food Markets of Luang Prabang

"Fill this plate with as much food as you can! All for one set price!" one eager chef barks. Across from him an energetic old lady is currently grilling whole fish, which for a small add on charge is yours to have...welcome to Luang Prabang!...
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Sand Dune Surfing, Peru

Picture the scene: somewhere in the Peruvian desert, the blisteringly hot, small oasis town of Huacachina surrounded by huge sand dunes beckoned us to spend a few days. We had come to do two things: relax, and attempt some sand dune surfing!...
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Mesmerised By The Wildlife In Antarctica

Our fourth day on the continent with Quark Expeditions brought the most stunning weather of our time in Antarctica, with clear blue skies and calm winds! We saw many more penguins in Antarctica, crabeater seals chilling on icebergs and Skua birds stealing (and devouring) defenceless penguin eggs....
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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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The Ice Of Antarctica

One of the most magical parts of our time in Antarctica was marvelling at the incredible ice sculptures that formed around the peninsula. Huge chunks of ice would break off from the melting ice sheet, and buffeted by the harsh Antarctic conditons would form into some incredible shapes and sculptures!...
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Welcome to Antarctica!

Arriving in Antarctica was the most exciting thing to happen to us in all our travels, and we'll never forget opening the curtains of our room to reveal our first glimpse of the continent! Read on for our first day, including penguin and whale spotting!...
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Glow Worm Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

To be honest, we'd not heard about the Glow Worm caves of Waitomo before we arrived in New Zealand, but if you're heading up the West coast of the North Island of New Zealand, it's a great place to stop for a couple of days! The caves are beautiful and the Glow Worms are an incredible sight!...
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Mui Ne Beach & The Fairy Springs Of Vietnam

Despite not being kite surfers, there were plenty of things for us to do in Mui Ne, and in our brief two day visit we embarked on a tour by jeep to the fairy springs at the red canyon, and took a slow walk along the spring admiring the amazingly coloured canyon....
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Phnom Penh Prison S-21, Tuol Sleng

Continuing with our Cambodian experience, it is almost impossible to avoid learning more about the atrocities that took place in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. The S-21, or Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum spells out in graphic detail the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime....
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Amazing Angkor Wat: Day 1

Our journey around the mighty Angkor Archaeological Park, visiting Preah Kahn, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Bantay Srei and Pre Rup. We saved the Angkor Wat temples for our second day!...
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Welcome to Cambodia! Things To Do In Phnom Penh…

Swelteringly hot, noisy and exciting, we arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia ready to explore another new country to us. Phnom Penh was the perfect introduction to Cambodia for us, allowing us to meet the people of this beautiful country for the first time, and try some of the local delicacies!...
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The bombs of Laos: UXOs & COPE

Laos was heavily affected by the Vietnam war, and continues to suffer the after affects of unexploded bombs across the country. We visited two charities doing their best to clear the bombs, and help those who suffer the affects of an unexploded bomb....
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Remnants of the Vietnam War

Remnants of the war in Vietnam are evident all over the country, and during our stay in Ho Chi Minh City, we took time to visit the War Remnants museum and Cu Chi tunnels to better understand the horrors of the Vietnam war....
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Beautiful Halong Bay, Vietnam

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay captivated us as we sailed through its magnificent limestone karsts and green waters. Read on for our experience and favourite photos of this wonderful bay!...
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Things to do in Koh Tao, Thailand

The first destination of our round the world trip: Koh Tao! We spent our time there recharging our batteries after an eventful few weeks of getting married and packing up our flat for the year! Have a look at some our favourite photos and highlights!...

Barry

As an avid photographer and videographer, Barry spends his travels searching out new beers and soups to tickle his taste buds with. His ultimate goal is to find a soup made of beer. Usually found telling rubbish jokes at unsuspecting passers by.