Back to school in Nicaragua

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Finally some news! Some of you were left wondering of our existence in recent weeks due to the lack of articles published on the site, which was due to us spending three weeks in Nicaragua taking Spanish lessons in order to improve our efforts with the language before tackling the last two months of our […]

Whistle stop Los Angeles & Mexico

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We had a pleasant, though slightly chilly flight from Tahiti to Los Angeles, arriving at LAX at 9am. We would not spend long in LA as there would be too many temptations for our tight budget. We had booked accommodation at the Days Inn Airport centre via hot-wire for 2 nights: double room with wifi, […]

Bora-Bora. The Pearl of The Pacific

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The name alone is dream like. World famous for it’s lagoon of many blues and picture perfect scenery, Bora-Bora deserves it’s nickname “Pearl of the Pacific”. It’s not a place that regularly appears on backpacker travel lists as the cost of staying on the island is so expensive, yet it is on this small island […]

Magical Moorea

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We reminisce on our time when we were saving money for our adventure, in our bedroom in Dublin, looking at the world map we bought during Christmas 2011, upon which we stuck thumb tacks on the countries we hoped to visit. We plotted our route, changed our minds, consulted travel guides and blogs, one pin […]

Rumble in the Jungle

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We said good bye to sunny Mabul Island and took the boat at 16.00 to the mainland. It was a longer, more bumpy and wet ride back and we made a couple of stops for emergency boat repair! Upon arrival in Semporna we checked into Sipidan Inn, an oasis in an otherwise dirty town. A […]

Wet & Wild in Borneo

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Bandar Seri Begawan was damp and overcast when we awoke, and we made our way to the jetty early on Thursday morning, bypassing the smell of durian fruit from the busy riverside market. There were many passengers at the jetty, day trippers to Temburong National park, university students and locals returning to Bangar town. We […]