Argentina Part Three: Ushuaia, Sunday 23rd February – Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Getting to our next, very exciting location was no easy feat. We would be getting two buses for one night and a lot of hours, crossing into and then out of Chile, and taking a ferry to the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. Our first issue however was that our first bus wasn’t thereContinue reading “Argentina Part Three: Ushuaia, Sunday 23rd February – Tuesday 3rd March 2020”

Argentina part two: Welsh Patagonia, Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd February 2020

The bus from Buenos Aires took 18 hours through the night, arriving at 8am. We were delighted to learn that the long-distance buses in Argentina have toilets as standard, since we had to get used to holding our bladders until the unscheduled stops during long bus journeys in Asia and New Zealand. Unfortunately, Jay’s firstContinue reading “Argentina part two: Welsh Patagonia, Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd February 2020”

Argentina part one: Buenos Aires, Tuesday 11th – Monday 17th February

THE LONGEST DAY We left Auckland at 6pm on Tuesday 11th February, flew for 15 hours, and arrived in Buenos Aires at 5pm on the same day. This journey also took us from the country with the greatest time zone difference from home (13 hours ahead) to the smallest since we’ve been away (3 hoursContinue reading “Argentina part one: Buenos Aires, Tuesday 11th – Monday 17th February”

Financial analysis: the first six months

Whilst we were planning this epic adventure (and after we’d booked our original flights), we decided over the course of a single late night conversation to double the length of the trip from six months to a year. As a result we’ve had to REALLY stretch our budget. Our travel agent at STA recommended £1,000Continue reading “Financial analysis: the first six months”

New Zealand part four: North Island part two, Saturday December 21st 2019 – Friday 10th January 2020

We took the night bus from Wellington back up to Auckland where we were collected by our friend Graz, after making time for some breakfast gelato! We were somewhat overwhelmed by the variety of vegan options available, and were very restrained to only have two scoops each. We stopped off at One Tree Hill toContinue reading “New Zealand part four: North Island part two, Saturday December 21st 2019 – Friday 10th January 2020”

New Zealand part two: South Island road trip part one, Tuesday 3rd – Monday 9th December

We left Hamilton on a night bus and were immediately reminded of how irritating other people can be as a guy was playing terrible music out loud on his phone. Thankfully this only lasted a short while, and we were able to grab a few hours of fitful sleep in between toilet stops. We arrivedContinue reading “New Zealand part two: South Island road trip part one, Tuesday 3rd – Monday 9th December”

New Zealand part one: Tuesday 26th November – Tuesday 3rd December

During the time we’ve been travelling, we’ve taken to arriving at airports earlier and earlier. Partly this is to make Jay’s flying anxiety easier to deal with, but also because airports are places where you can generally get free wifi and somewhere comfortable to nurse a coffee, so we could get some planning done forContinue reading “New Zealand part one: Tuesday 26th November – Tuesday 3rd December”