So here we are in Buenos Aires. Six months have passed since we quit our jobs, packed everything up into my mum’s loft, handed in the keys to our flat and left London. So far we have travelled well over 55 thousand kilometres, visited 11 countries, slept in over 80 different beds and spent 15 days on buses – yes I have a database, what did you expect?
Thailand was as fantastic as ever (if you venture further from the crowds), Vietnam we found hard work, Cambodia was surprisingly comfortable and Laos just stunning. After an unexpected 5 days in London it was off to South America. We found Brazil a bit moody, danced like idiots in Chile, marvelled at the scenery in Patagonia and fell in love with Bolivia.We’ve lost one travelling pillow and a t-shirt and gained more than a few pounds, damn them Thai curries.
Tiger hugging, elephant washing, tubing and empty amusement parks. Chinese New Year, snake and locust snacks and wild boar massages. Tarantulas, swimming with piranhas, climbing a glacier and sneaking into VIP areas. I’m not going to even start on Bolivia, it’s going to be hard to beat. Follow some of these links for stupid photos…
So what next? Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil(again), Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatamala, Belize and Mexico, plan is to be back in England early next year. If all goes well!
Bored of life on the road? Not one bit. But we are now enjoying the luxuries of our apartment in one of the nicest areas in Buenos Aires. My brother is visiting for a few days en route round Argentina and a good mate is coming out for his birthday in next month. Plans of Spanish and tango lessons are on hold while we eat in, catch up on news and recharge. We’ve not even seen much of the city yet, but that will change, as will our waistlines, hopefully – we’ve joined the local gym.
So things will go quiet on the blog front. We plan to expand the blog to include a travel section, which we hope will increase site traffic and keep the original blog as is, a kind of diary. If anything really cool happens we will post a few bits. I’m also going to work on a few new websites and improve some existing ones, which I will probably bore you all with.
Although missing friends and family, I’m not missing the UK, I’d like to spend just one weekend in a sunny London, perhaps an afternoon in a pub garden. If you’re at work, reading at your desk, thinking about giving it all up and doing something you’ve always wanted to, we can definitely recommend it. Big hello to all friends and family back home, enjoy the summer back in the UK, it’s a bill chilly here.